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Registration for cNa is open
Classes begin November 2   and   November 16

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program

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; the exam fee is included in the registration fee.

Average Certified CNA hourly pay

$11.00 – $13.00/hour

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


Projected Employment for Indiana-

Increase of 4,020+ job openings

Employment data taken from 

–sponsored by the US Department of Labor

Program Information

CNA Tuition: $870

A $100 non-refundable registration fee is required to secure your spot

15-week class - 2 days a week - 4 hours a day

Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday

Class size: 12 students

Space is limited, please register early to secure your spot


Room 113

Core Education Building

1214 Tonner Road

Rensselaer, IN 47978

Hali Chapman 

219-866-6000 ext. 2022

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