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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

Northbridge Health Care Center
2875 Main Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Park Place East
Winsted, Connecticut 6098
Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Avenue
Norwalk, Connecticut 6854
Norwich Technical High School
590 New London Turnpike
Norwich, Connecticut
Nutmeg Pavilion
78 Viets Street
New London, Connecticut
O.H. Platt High School
220 Coe Avenue
Meriden, Connecticut
Oliver Wolcott Voc-Tech School
75 Oliver Street
Torrington, Connecticut
Opportunities Industrialization
106 Truman Street
New London Center, Connecticut
Pines at Bristol for Nursing & Rehabilitation
61 Bellevue Avenue
Bristol, Connecticut
Plainville Health Care Center
269 Farmington Avenue
Plainville, Connecticut
Pope John Paul II Center for Health Care
33 Lincoln Avenue
Danbury, Connecticut 6810
Portland Convalescent Center, Inc.
333 Main Street
Portland, Connecticut 6480
Precise Care, LLC
2451 North Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Quinebaug Valley Community Tech College
1320 Main Street
Danielson, Connecticut
Quinebaug Valley Community Tech College
729 Main Street
Willimantic, Connecticut
Robert E. Fitch High School
101 Groton Long Point School
Groton, Connecticut
Sage Services, Inc.
703 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut
Shady Knoll Health Center
41 Skokorat Street
Seymour, Connecticut 6483
Sharon Health Care Center
27 Hospital Hill Road
Sharon, Connecticut 6069
Shelton High School
120 Meadow Street/ 45 Maltby St.
Shelton, Connecticut
Sheriden Woods Health Center
321 Stone Crest Drive
Bristol, Connecticut
Southington Care Center
45 Meriden Avenue
Southington, Connecticut 6489
St Vincent's College
2800 Main Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut 6606
St. Mary's Hospital
56 Franklin Street
Waterbury, Connecticut
Stat Services, Inc.
955 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 5102
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Stone Academy
101 Pierport Road
Waterbury, Connecticut
Stone Academy
1315 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 6514
Teamwork, L.C.C
11 Centre Street, Suite 8
Salem, Connecticut
The Career Counseling Center
50 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, Connecticut
Three Rivers Community Technical College
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, Connecticut 6360


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