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Certified Nursing Assistant

You can earn your CNA Certificate in one semester on our Lawrenceville campus! To learn more about this program, please visit one of our information sessions.

Gwinnett Tech’s CNA program provides interactive, hands-on learning. Students learn patient care by taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living and observing and charting patient information. Graduates may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program (NNAAP) which determines competency to become enrolled in the State Nurse Aide Registry and, if successful on the exam, receive a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate. With the CNA credential, students can obtain an entry level healthcare position as a certified nursing assistant, nurse aide, nurse assistant, geriatric aide, or hospital attendant.

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This program prepares graduates for careers in the healthcare field. This one-semester program (after you complete your prerequisite courses) gives graduates the opportunity to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program.

This program is offered at Gwinnett Tech’s Alpharetta-North Fulton and Lawrenceville campuses.

What are my program options?

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Take the first step toward a career as a CNA and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you’re looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program, as well as state and federal funds for which you may be eligible. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join!

For more information on the process and prerequisite courses please attend one of our Monthly Information Sessions to learn more.
Gwinnett Tech builds relationships with local subject-matter experts to develop advisory boards who provide feedback that ensures we deliver relevant industry-specific curriculum for today’s high-demand careers. See who serves on our advisory board.

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What can I expect from the Certified Nursing Assistant Program?

This program provides interactive, hands-on learning. Students learn patient care by taking vital signs, obtaining lab specimens, assisting with activities of daily living, observing and charting patient information.

What duties do CNAs perform in the work field?

CNAs provide intimate, hands-on healthcare to patients in diverse settings, helping with bathing, dressing and the basic activities of living. Your duties may include: repositioning bedridden patients, taking vital signs, feeding patients and so much more…

What career options will I have?

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Nurse Assistant
  • Nurse Aide

Tell me more about this program and certifications offered.

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the National Nurse Aide Assessment program which determines competency to become enrolled in the State Nurse Aide Registry and, if successful on the exam, receive a certified nursing assistant certificate. With the CNA credential, students can obtain an entry level healthcare position as certified nursing assistant, nurse aide, nurse assistant, geriatric aide, or hospital attendant.

How much will it cost?

Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!