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Certified Nursing Assistant

Registration for cNa is open

At a Glance

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program at Saint Joseph’s College not only offers students the opportunity to learn the knowledge necessary to become a certified CNA but also to learn the skills through hands-on and relevant learning. Before students are sent out for their clinical experiences, we replicate real-life situations in our new CNA lab; this allows our students to practice and perfect their learning and skills.


CNAs provide care to patients in many different settings; nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals, adult daycare, etc. CNAs provide primary care to patients or residents, such as personal care, dressing, bathing, and feeding, as well as helping monitor patients and documenting and communicating with the nursing staff. The duties of CNAs are dependent upon your work environment. Regardless of where one is employed, CNAs are a critical component of inpatient care. 


Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible to sit for their CNA certification exam.  The certification is through the Indiana Department of Health.

Career Outlook

The average hourly pay for a Certified Nursing Assistant is  $11.00 – $13.00

The job outlook for CNA is expected to grow much faster than average.


Projected Employment for Indiana is an Increase of
4,020+ job openings.

Employment data taken from 

–sponsored by the US Department of Labor

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Start Dates and Times


June 8, 2021

9 am to 1 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays

September 28, 2021

Class time is TBD

* All times listed are Central Time


**Additional start dates will be added

if enrollment permits

Program Info


CNA Tuition: $870

Non-refundable registration fee: $100

Scrubs, background check, clinical rotation physical (with TB, CBC and drug screen) are required at the student's expense

8-week class including

80 hours of Clinical Rotation completed over 3-4 weeks

at our contracted clinical sites


Meets 2 days each week

4 hours each day

Class size: 12 students

Space is limited, please register early to secure your spot

Contact Us


Hali Chapman 

219-866-6000 ext. 2022



Core Education Building

Room 113

1214 Tonner Road

Rensselaer, IN 47978