Nursing Aide


The Nursing Aide/CNA course is approved by Tennessee Department of Health. This course will prepare the student to become a certified nursing assistant.  Upon completion of the Nursing Aide course, the student is eligible to take the CNA test administered by D&S Diversified Technologies for the Tennessee Department of Health. Passing the state certification test provides the student with the title of CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). 

A student may be eligible for financial aid to pay the tuition for the Nursing Aide/CNA program. Employment opportunities include:  Assisted Living facilities, Home Health, Long-Term care facilities, hospitals, and physician’s office and clinics. Costs for books, state test fees, criminal background check, drug screen, and uniforms are not included in the tuition fee.  

For information about national and program accreditation, contact the institution.

Knoxville Day Class Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Blount Memorial Night Class Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 2:30 PM to 9:00pm


Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 120
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $480.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $189.50

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Nursing Assistant120Certificate

Steps to Enroll:

To enroll in the Nursing Assistant course you will need to do the following:

  1. Complete the Application for Enrollment online by selecting Apply Now.
  2. Create a First Time User Account.
  3. Once waitlist email received, visit the campus' student services department.
  4. Pay tuition in full at the campus.

Also all applicants must provide the following to Mrs. Linda Hafley by the second week 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, rubella or positive titer, Hepatitis series (series may be started, completed or declined), Tuberculin skin test or chest x-ray with negative results (mandatory yearly requirement), 2 varicella vaccines or titer (mandatory), seasonal flu vaccine (mandatory annual requirement each year during October), and COVID vaccine (required by clinical facilities).

 You must register in person and registration is first come, first serve.  The total estimated program cost will be around $850 and will include books, supplies, tuition, uniforms, and your state board exam.

Important Note about Course Requirements:   Applicants cannot be on the Abuse Registry or have a theft conviction.  By the first week of class, applicants must provide the instructor with a background check from Truescreen, a physical exam form completed by a physician or nurse practitioner, negative Tb skin test, a ten panel drug screen, and proof of COVID vaccine for clinical facilities.

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

2023/2024 Class Schedule 

Location Program Start Days and Times Dates
Knoxville Campus October 16, 2023 M - F
8:00 am to 2:30 pm
October 16 - November 10, 2023
Knoxville Campus November 13, 2023 M - F
8:00 am to 2:30 pm
November 13 - December 13, 2023
Blount Memorial
Hospital Campus
January 3, 2024 M - Th
2:30 pm to 9:00 pm
January 3 - February 7, 2024
Knoxville Campus February 12, 2024 M - F
8:00 am to 2:30 pm
February 12 - March 18, 2024
Knoxville Campus March 25, 2024 M - F
8:00 am to 2:30 pm
March 22 - April 22, 2024

Campus Locations

Main Campus
1100 Liberty Street
Knoxville, TN 37919
Instructional Service Center at Blount Memorial Hospital
907 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Maryville, TN 37804


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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