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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

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