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  • Starts
  • Duration

    4 weeks

  • Time


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    Off Site
  • Mode
    In Person




UNLV Continuing Education is partnering with the Perry Foundation’s Academy of Health to offer the Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program.

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) offer patients compassion and patience while assisting them with day-to-day life tasks such as dressing, bathing and feeding. CNAs enjoy solid job security and frequently work a flexible schedule. Typical work environments include long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics and in the home.

You will be instructed on a broad range of subjects including infection control, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, personal care skills, psychosocial needs, basic restorative services and skills, basic nursing skills, quality improvement, and more.

The Perry Foundation Academy of Health’s CNA program is 96 hours and takes four weeks to complete, preparing you to take the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN) exam. You are placed in a clinical setting for 32 of those 96 hours to practice skills learned in the classroom.

This Program is Perfect For

Caring individuals seeking an entry-level position in the medical field or those wishing to establish a base knowledge prior to pursing an RN or other professional health program.

What You Will Learn

By the end of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of common elements required for certification by the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN). This will be measured by student achievement of a passing grade on instructor developed and administered final examinations.
  • Demonstrate compliance with standards of practice for nursing assistants. This will be measured by an administered skills test given at the end of each semester to each student that contains core elements of practice such as privacy, safety dignity and patient rights.
  • Demonstrate competence with all skills required for certification. This will be measured by an administered skills competency test given at the end of each semester that contains elements of all required steps for all required skills.

Program Details

To earn the Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate you must complete the CNA course and pass the NSBN-approved exam.

CNA program students must be 18 years of age and show proof of high school diploma or equivalency, complete the enrollment agreement. Background checks are a requirement of the program.




Once you fulfill all certificate program requirements as outlined in the Academic Plan, you may request your certificate.

  1. Background Check
  2. CPR / BLS (Basic Life Safety)
  3. Proof of Immunizations as outlined in the Student Catalog