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Connecticut CNA Classes

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.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other CT Schools with CNA Programs

E C Goodwin Vocational-Technical School
735 Slater Road
New Britain, Connecticut 6053
East Hartford High School
869 Forbes Street
East Hartford, Connecticut
East Haven High School
35 Wheelbarrow Lane
East Haven, Connecticut
EB&C Envision
23 Kimberly Avenue
West Haven, Connecticut
Education Connection
355 Goshen Road
Litchfield, Connecticut
Educational Training of Wethersfield
850 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Educational Training of Wethersfield
21 Montauk Avenue
New London, Connecticut
Eli Whitney Vocational-Technical School
71 Jones Road
Hamden, Connecticut 6514
Elim Park Baptist Home, Inc.
140 Cook Hill Road
Cheshire, Connecticut 6410
Enfield Adult Education
1264 Enfield Street
Enfield, Connecticut
Evergreen Health Care Center
205 Chestnut Hill Road
Stafford Springs, Connecticut 6076
235 Lestertown Rd
Groton, Connecticut 6340
Fowler Nursing Center
10 Boston Post Road
Guilford, Connecticut
Geer Memorial Health Center
99 South Canaan Road
Canaan, Connecticut
Glendale Center
41 Hazel Avenue
Naugatuck, Connecticut 6770
Goodwin College
One Riverside Drive
East Hartford, Connecticut 6118
Griswold High School
267 Slater Avenue
Jewett City, Connecticut
Groton Regency Center
1145 Poquonnock Road
Groton, Connecticut 6340
Hamden High School
2040 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut
Hancock Hall
31 Staples Sreet
Danbury, Connecticut 6810
Haven Health Care Center
111 Westcott Road
Danielson, Connecticut
Haven Health Care Center
595 Valley Street
Willimantic, Connecticut
Henry Abbott Vocational-Technical School
21 Hayestown Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 6811
Hill Regional Career Magnet High School
140 Legion Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut
Horrace Wilcox Regional Vocational Tech
Oregon Road
Meriden, Connecticut
Hospital of St. Raphael
1450 Chapel Street
New Haven, Connecticut
Housatonic Valley Regional
246 Warren Turnpike Road
Falls Village, Connecticut
Ingraham Manor
400 North Main Street
Bristol, Connecticut
J.M. Wright Technical School
P.O. Box 1416
Stamford, Connecticut 6904
Jewish Home for the Elderly
175 Jefferson Street
Fairfield, Connecticut 6432


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