Nursing Aide


Students who apply for this program may be eligible for Financial Aid for Program's tuition. Students enrolled in this Tennessee Department of Health approved Nursing Aide program will receive the education to provide direct care to patients.  The students who successfully complete the 120 hour program (18 class days from 8 am - 3 pm Monday thru Friday) will be eligible to take the state certification examination to become Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA). Employment opportunities include: Assisted Living, Home Health, Long-Term Care Facilities, Hospitals, Clinics, Physician's offices and Hospice.  The student will receive a certificate for successful completion of an American Heart Association BLS for Providers course as a part of the Nursing Aide curiculum.




Information Detail
Time Commitment Part Time
Typical Program Length 2 Months
Clock Hours 120
Class Type Day, Night
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees $449.00
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 $449 in tuition and fill out a registration card.  ALL applicants must also provide the following to Ms. Yvonne Blair 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, 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 $868 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.


Fall  2018 and Spring 2019 Schedule (Registration will begin November 26 for spring classes)

Program Days Time Dates
Day November 26 M-F

8:00 am – 3 pm

Nov 26 – Dec 19
Day January 3 M-TH 8:00 am – 2:30 pm January 3 - February 5
Day February 8 M-TH 8:00 am – 2:30 pm February 8 - March 25
Day March 26 M-TH 8:00 am – 2:30 pm March 26 - April 29
Night February 11 M-TH 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm February 11 - April 18

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


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: 31,360

Current job openings per year: 4,490


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


Yvonne Blair

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