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Connecticut CNA Programs

Connecticut CNA Training

Individuals who have been working at their jobs for a few years and do not feel like they're being pushed to their personal best may be interested to know that there are opportunities for achieving these things through a career in certified nursing assisting. The field of nursing assisting is growing quickly, and the best way to get started is by enrolling in Connecticut CNA.

Working as a certified nursing assistant can be an extremely rewarding career. Certified nursing assistants spend their days working in health care settings while they assist doctors and nurses in their daily tasks. CNAs help prepare patients for treatment, explain prevention methods, answer questions from family, and take vital signs in preparation for the doctor's consultation.

Becoming a CNA in Connecticut

In order to become a CNA in Connecticut, an individual must complete an approved nurse aide training program of at least 100 hours and be coordinated by an RN with 2 or more years of experience. The training program must have a clinical component where students learn the 25 CNA skills that are defined as mandatory in CT. Of the 100 training hours, 16 must be on the following subjects:

  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills
  • Patient/Resident Rights
  • Patient/Resident Independence
  • Safety/Emergency Procedures
  • Infection Control

In addition, one must pass the nurse aide certification exam within two years of completing the program. Part of this exam is a skill competency test in which the potential CNA must demonstrate 5 of the 25 CNA skills as specified be the test administrator.

If a student is currently taking LPN or RN classes and wishes to take the CNA exam, they may provide evidence that they have mastered the basic nursing skills by submitting an original transcript as proof of their education.

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Top CNA Schools Near You

Other CT Schools with CNA Programs

3030 Park
118 Jefferson Street
Fairfield, CT
Aaron Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation
3 South Wig Hill Rd
Chester, CT 6412
Adult Education Center /New Haven Public
400 Canner Street
New Haven, CT
AI Prince Vocational-Technical School
401 Flatbush Avenue
Hartford, CT 6106
American Red Cross
703 Whitney Avenue #6
New Haven, CT
American Red Cross- Bridgeport
60 Lafayette Street Room 402
Bridgeport, CT
American Red Cross- East Hartford
205 Burnside Avenue
East Hartford, CT
American Red Cross-Waterbury
182 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT
Avon Convalescent Home
652 West Avon Road
Avon, CT
Bayview Health Care Center
310 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 6385
Beacon Brook Health Care Center
89 Weid Drive
Naugatuck, CT 6770
Branford Hall Career Institute
189 Alps Rd
Branford, CT
Bridgeport Hospital
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 6610
Bristol Eastern High School
632 King Street
Bristol, CT
Brook Hollow Health Care Center
55 Kondracki Lane
Wallingford, CT
Brookfield High School
45 Long Meadow Road
Brookfield, CT
Bullard Haven Vocational-Technical School
500 Palisades Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 6610
Candlewood Valley Health & Rehabilitation
30 Park Lane East
New Milford, CT 6776
Capital Community Technical College
950 Main Street
Hartford, CT 6103
Care Training Center LLC
142 Temple Street
New Haven, CT
Centro de la Communidad
109 Blinman Street
New London, CT
Cherry Brook HCC
102 Dyer Avenue
Canton, CT
Chesterfields Health Care Center
132 Main Street
Chester, CT 6412
City of Milford Employment and Training
70 West River Street
Milford, CT
Connecticut Training Centers
1137 Main Street
East Hartford, CT
Crosby High School
300 Pierpont Road
Waterbury, CT
Danae's Training Center
49 Cannon Street
Bridgeport, CT
Danbury High School
Clapboard Ridge Road
Danbury, CT
Danbury Nurse's Aide Training Program
4 Liberty Street
Danbury, CT

Connecticut CNA Resources on

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
Dept. of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 13PHO
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0328
Phone: (860) 509-7624
Fax: (860) 509-7553

Connecticut Nurses Association