Nursing Aide


Students enrolled in this state approved Nursing Aide program will be trained to provide direct care to patients.  Employment opportunities include: Assisted Living, Home Health, Long-Term Care Facilities, Hospitals, and Hospice.  This course will also allow students to earn 10 points toward the Practical Nursing program.  CPR from the American Heart Association BLS for Providers will be included as a part of this course.




Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 120
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $438.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $282.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nursing Assistant120Certificate

Steps to Enroll:

To enroll in the Nursing Assistant course you will need to bring $438 in tuition and fill out a registration card.  ALL applicants must also provide the following by the first day of class:

  •  A background check from TrueScreen.  The Background check can NOT come from the Police Department! 
  • A ten panel urine drug screen from any laboratory, physician’s office or clinic. 
  • A physical Examination.
  • An immunization record showing proof of antibody titer from a health care provider. The  immunizations necessary are as follows: Measles, mumps, ruella or positive titer, Hepatitis series (series may be started, compoleted or declined), Tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray with negative results (mandatory yearly requirement), 2 varicella vaccines or documented history of the disease (mandatory), and seasonal flu vaccine (mandatory annual requirement each year during October).

 You must register in person and registration is first come, first serve.  The total estimated program cost will be around $716 and will include books, supplies, tuition, uniforms, and your state board exam.

Applicants cannot be on the Abuse Registry.  This includes but is not limited to theft and abuse.

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to enroll in this class.


Spring & Summer  2018 Schedule (Registration will begin March 26 for summer classes)

Program Days Time Dates
Day Mar 29 M-F 8 am – 3 pm Apr 3 – Apr 26
Day May 1 M-F 8 am – 3 pm May 1 – May 24
Day May 25 M-F 8 am – 3 pm May 25 – June 20
Day July 9 M-F 8 am – 3 pm July 9 – Aug 1
Day Aug 2 M-F 8 am – 3 pm Aug 2 – Aug 27
Night Jun 4 M-Th 5:30 pm – 9 pm Jun 4 – Aug 15

*For each of the evening classes, clinical will be scheduled for a weekend class during day shift hours

** Dates changed due to inclement weather

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Job Duties

Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 31,680

Current job openings per year: 1,320

Salary Range



First Trimester: 
CNA 0001 Worker Characteristic
CNA 1010 Intro to Health Care
CNA 1020 Human Body Health and Disease
CNA 1030 Safety
CNA 1040 Patient and Resident Care
CNA 1050 Special Care Patients
CNA 1060 CNA Long Term Care Clinical


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