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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Location: Workforce Training Center

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Start your career in health care as a Certified Nursing Assistant. You will be prepared to enter the workforce as a health care professional and for the state exams required for placement on the Idaho Nurse Aide registry. This is an ideal program for pre-nursing and pre-med students too.  The class components include online assignments, class skills practice, and clinical experience at local healthcare facilities. The course includes a customized lab manual, professional guest speakers, Customer Service in Health Care certification, CPR certification, and a comprehensive list of employers ready to hire.

Fall Class Schedule

Class Dates (2023 - 2024) Class Day(s) and Time Location
June 27 - Sept. 26, 2024 Thursdays
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Post Falls - Register Now
July 8th - Aug. 19, 2024 Monday and Tuesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Silver Valley - Register Now
July 9th - Oct. 1, 2024 Tuesdays
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Post Falls - Register Now
Aug. 2nd - Oct. 25, 2024 Fridays
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sandpoint - Register Now
Aug. 28th - Nov. 20, 2024 Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Post Falls - Register Now
Sept. 30th - Dec. 23, 2024 Monday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Post Falls - Register Now

Clinical Requirements

  1. 2-Step TB test within 6 months (provided in class for Post Falls location)
  2. Influenza Vaccination in season (provided in class for Post Falls location)
  3. COVID Vaccination or Medical/Religious Exemption
  4. Optional additional health screening discussed on the first day of class
  5. Scrubs: Dark Grey Top and Teal Pant Scrubs for classes in Post Falls & Silver Valley purchased at Uniforms & More, Walmart, or Amazon
  6. Scrubs: Black Scrubs for classes in Sandpoint purchased at Walmart or Amazon
  7. Wristwatch (no smartwatches)
  8. Closed-toe shoes: Black or White

CNA Sponsorship

Many employers in our area hire non-certified nursing assistants and sponsor their registration fee for the CNA class. The following employers typically sponsor students Life Care Centers, Ivy Court, LaCrosse, Cascadia, Kootenai Health, and Valley Vista Care Centers.

Students will complete their technical related instruction at North Idaho College-Workforce Training Center. These students are receiving on-the-job training with their employer and receive structured clinical education in the long-term care setting with a NIC instructor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Idaho CNA Procedure Lists for Testable SkillsIdaho CNA Procedure Lists for Testable Skills

CNA Skills Videos - (please do not download to personal devices, please note that there are a couple of steps out of order in the Doffing video - a clarification box is available within the video. 

Idaho Nurse Aide Registry 

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