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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.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other CT Schools with CNA Programs

Jonathon Law High School
Lansdale Avenue
Milford, Connecticut
Joseph Foran High School
Foran Road
Milford, Connecticut
Kennedy High School
422 Highland Avenue
Waterbury, Connecticut
Kent Health Care Center
46 Maple Street
Kent, Connecticut
Laurel Woods
451 North High Street
East Haven, Connecticut
Ledgecrest Health Care Center
154 Kensington Road
Kensington, Connecticut 6037
Litchfield Woods Health Care
255 Roberts Street
Torrington, Connecticut 6790
Lord Chamberlain Skilled Nursing
7003 Main Street
Stratford, Connecticut 6497
MacDougall Correctional Institution
1153 East Street, South
Suffield, Connecticut
Maloney High School
121 Gravel Street
Meriden, Connecticut
Manchester Community College
60 Bidwell Street
Manchester, Connecticut 6040
Mariner Health Care at Pendleton
44 Maritime Drive
Mystic, Connecticut
Matulaitis Nursing Home
10 Thurber Road
Putnam, Connecticut 6260
Mclean Home
75 Great Pond Road
Simsbury, Connecticut 6070
Meadowbrook of Granby
350 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, Connecticut 6035
Med-Care Training
304 Federal Road
Brookfield, Connecticut
Med-Life Institute
4490 Main Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Mediplex Skilled Nursing of Southern CT
2028 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, Connecticut
Meriden Center
845 Paddock Avenue
Meriden, Connecticut 6450
Middlesex Community College
Training Hill Road
Middletown, Connecticut 6457
Middlesex Convalescent Center
100 Randolph Road
Middletown, Connecticut 6457
Middletown Adult Education
398 Main Street
Middletown, Connecticut
Monsignor Bojnowski Manor
50 Pulaski Street
New Britain, Connecticut 6053
Mystic Convalescent Center
475 High Street
Mystic, Connecticut 6355
Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, Connecticut 6708
New Britain Senior High School
110 Mill Street
New Britain, Connecticut
New Haven Adult Education Center
580 Ella Grasso Blvd.
New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven Professional School
200 Orchard Street
New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven Public High School

New Haven, Connecticut
New Milford High School
388 Danbury Road Route 7
New Milford, Connecticut


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