Certified Nurse Aide Course

Fee: $1400, includes state testing fee and textbooks
4 weeks training (120 hrs) 
2 weeks Classroom 7am-2:30pm Monday-Thursday
2 weeks Clinical 6am-2:30pm Monday-Thursday 

Introduction in providing direct patient care for assisting with bathing, dressing, and feeding needs of individuals unable to care for themselves.

Those who successfully complete the program will be able to apply for the Indiana State Department of Health Competency Evaluation Certification.

Meets Indiana and Federal guidelines for Nurse Aide training.

Jobs in this field require the ability to stoop, kneel, walk and stand for long periods, the ability to lift 50-75 pounds frequently, be responsible, patient, caring, willing to take directions and work as part of a team, good interpersonal skills, and communication skills, maintain confidentiality.

* Tuition includes State Certification Testing fee, ISDH course curriculum, required criminal history check and Nurse Aide Certification pin

* Classroom instruction of 40 hours followed by 80 hours of clinical practicum

  • Be able to read & write English and perform basic arithmetic. Turn in pretest with application & your $30.00 application fee.
  • Copy of picture id and social security card
  • Copy of IN State criminal history check. If you are age 18 or older, we can do this for you.
  • If you are under age 18 you will need to begin the process of obtaining your State criminal history information.
1. Schedule an appointment online here or by calling 1-877-472-6917
2. You will need to select the agency or reason you need fingerprinted. Select the following reason: Criminal Record Review Challenge.
3. You will choose a location to be fingerprinted.
4. Payment can be made electronically by credit or debit card at the time of scheduling. You can also pay at the fingerprinting service center by cashier's check or money order.
  • Tuberculin skin test (2 required): One cannot be more than 1 year before class start date and the second cannot be more than 1 month before class start date. Both need to be done before the first day of clinical training and may be available at Elkhart County Health Department on Oakland Ave., Elkhart.
  • Physical examCannot be more that 1 month before the class start date. Obtain from physician or clinic of your choice. Print physical form and take with you to your appointment. Physical Exam Form
  • Uniform: Scrubs are required to be worn every day of the course, during classroom time as well as during clinical sessions. Colors of navy, yellow, and white may be worn. Tops may be solid or print in those colors. Shoes, mostly white, may be tennis shoes. Must have toe and heel enclosed. No clogs.
  • Minimum of 5 participants required for all classes