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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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Connecticut CNA Certification

Connecticut CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Connecticut, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. You will need to work a minimum of 8 hours in the next two years to keep your license in rewable status. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Connecticut CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Connecticut CNA Certification

In Connecticut, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Various schools - both trade school and university CNA courses often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Connecticut CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Connecticut, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Connecticut CNA Licensing Resources

Avon Convalescent Home

  • 652 West Avon Road
    Avon, CT
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross- Bridgeport

  • 60 Lafayette Street Room 402
    Bridgeport, CT
    Programs: CNA

Bridgeport Hospital

Bullard Haven Vocational-Technical School

Danae’s Training Center

Med-Life Institute

Northbridge Health Care Center

Precise Care, LLC

St Vincent’s College

Stat Services, Inc.

  • 955 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 5102
    Bridgeport, CT
    Programs: CNA

Training Direct, LLC

Warren Harding High School

Bristol Eastern High School

  • 632 King Street
    Bristol, CT
    Programs: CNA

Ingraham Manor

  • 400 North Main Street
    Bristol, CT
    Programs: CNA

Pines at Bristol for Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • 61 Bellevue Avenue
    Bristol, CT
    Programs: CNA

Sheriden Woods Health Center

  • 321 Stone Crest Drive
    Bristol, CT
    Programs: CNA

Brookfield High School

Med-Care Training

Geer Memorial Health Center

  • 99 South Canaan Road
    Canaan, CT
    Programs: CNA

Cherry Brook HCC

  • 102 Dyer Avenue
    Canton, CT
    Programs: CNA

Elim Park Baptist Home, Inc.

  • 140 Cook Hill Road
    Cheshire, CT 06410
    Programs: CNA

Aaron Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation

  • 3 South Wig Hill Rd
    Chester, CT 06412
    Programs: CNA

Chesterfields Health Care Center

  • 132 Main Street
    Chester, CT 06412
    Programs: CNA

Danbury High School

  • Clapboard Ridge Road
    Danbury, CT
    Programs: CNA

Danbury Nurse’s Aide Training Program

  • 4 Liberty Street
    Danbury, CT
    Programs: CNA

Hancock Hall

  • 31 Staples Sreet
    Danbury, CT 06810
    Programs: CNA

Henry Abbott Vocational-Technical School

  • 21 Hayestown Avenue
    Danbury, CT 06811
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care

  • 33 Lincoln Avenue
    Danbury, CT 06810
    Programs: CNA

Haven Health Care Center

  • 111 Westcott Road
    Danielson, CT
    Programs: CNA

Quinebaug Valley Community Tech College

Westview Nursing Care & Rehab Center

  • 150 Ware Road
    Dayville, CT 06241
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross- East Hartford

Connecticut Training Centers

East Hartford High School

Goodwin College

East Haven High School

Laurel Woods

  • 451 North High Street
    East Haven, CT
    Programs: CNA

Enfield Adult Education

  • 1264 Enfield Street
    Enfield, CT
    Programs: CNA

3030 Park

  • 118 Jefferson Street
    Fairfield, CT
    Programs: CNA

Jewish Home for the Elderly

  • 175 Jefferson Street
    Fairfield, CT 06432
    Programs: CNA

Housatonic Valley Regional

Tunxis Community Tech College

Meadowbrook of Granby

  • 350 Salmon Brook Street
    Granby, CT 06035
    Programs: CNA


  • 235 Lestertown Rd
    Groton, CT 06340
    Programs: CNA

Groton Regency Center

  • 1145 Poquonnock Road
    Groton, CT 06340
    Programs: CNA

Robert E. Fitch High School

  • 101 Groton Long Point School
    Groton, CT
    Programs: CNA

Fowler Nursing Center

  • 10 Boston Post Road
    Guilford, CT
    Programs: CNA

Eli Whitney Vocational-Technical School

  • 71 Jones Road
    Hamden, CT 06514
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Hamden High School

  • 2040 Dixwell Avenue
    Hamden, CT
    Programs: CNA

Stone Academy

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