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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

Training Direct, LLC
3851 Main Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Tunxis Community Tech College
271 Scott Swamp Road
Farmington, Connecticut
Unified School District 1
201 West Main Street
Niantic, Connecticut
Valerie Manor
1360 Torringford Street
Torrington, Connecticut 6790
Valley Medical Institute
35 Nutmeg Drive,Trumbull Plaza
Trumbull, Connecticut
Valley Medical Institute-Satellite
91 Schraffts Drive
Waterbury, Connecticut
Vernon Regional Adult Basic Education
30 Park Street
Vernon, Connecticut
Villa Maria Convalescent Home, Inc.
20 Babcock Avenue
Plainfield, Connecticut 6374
W.F. Kaynor Vocational-Technical School
43 Tompkins Street
Waterbury, Connecticut 6708
Wadsworth Glen Healthcare and Rehab Center
30 Boston Road
Middletown, Connecticut 6457
Wallingford Adult Education
37 Hall Avenue
Wallingford, Connecticut
Warren Harding High School
1734 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Waterbury Adult Education
28 East Clay Street
Waterbury, Connecticut
Watertown High School
324 French Street
Watertown, Connecticut
Watrous Nursing Center
9 Neck Road
Madison, Connecticut 6443
Weaver High School
415 Granby Street
Hartford, Connecticut
West Haven High School Adult Education
1 Circle Street
West Haven, Connecticut
Westfield Manor
65 Westfield Road
Meriden, Connecticut 6450
Westview Nursing Care & Rehab Center
150 Ware Road
Dayville, Connecticut 6241
Wilbur L. Cross High School
181 Mitchell Drive
New Haven, Connecticut
Wilby High School
460 Bucks Hill Road
Waterbury, Connecticut
Windham Vocational-Technical School
210 Birch Street
Willimantic, Connecticut 6226
Wolcott Hall Nursing Center
215 Forrest Street
Torrington, Connecticut 6790
Wolcott High School
457 Boundline Road
Wolcott, Connecticut
Woodlake at Tolland
26 Shenipsit Lake Road
Tolland, Connecticut 6084
YWCA of New Britain
22 Glen Street
New Britain, 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