Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification
This program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education and the Office of Long Term Care.
The course will provide 90 hours of training required by the State of Arkansas for state certification of Nursing Assistants. Students will be prepared to work in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and in home care.
Tuition, Fees & Requirements
- 90 hours
- Books are available for $35.00
- Students are required to wear scrubs during clinical rotations. Navy blue is the ONLY color allowed.
- Payment plans and assistance with facility scholarships are available. Call one of our offices for available options.
Schedules and Details
- Click here to view the current 2016 Fort Smith or Springdale schedules
- Click here to view the current 2016 Fort Smith
- Click here to view the current 2016 Springdale
Frequently Asked Questions: Certified Nursing Assistant
Is PRN an accredited school?
Yes, PRN is accredited with Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education and the Arkansas State Department of Health Office of Long Term Care.
Is financial aid available?
We do offer payment plans. However, PRN works closely with local long term care facilities, which often provide sponsorships to CNA students. In return, the student must agree to be employed with the facility for a specific length of time. Our Education Coordinator will keep you informed on facilities offering assistance and make every effort to create a plan to best fit your financial needs. There are also other programs available through the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
What kind of job could I get with a CNA certification?
CNAs are in high demand. Finding a job will be easy. Deciding where you want to work may not. You have a wide variety of health care settings to choose which would include:
- Medical Clinics
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Home Care
What is the lowest grade I can make and still be eligible to take the state exam?
Students must maintain a 70% grade average. All students must be able to perform the skills required by the Office of Long Term Care Performance Record.
Where can I find a practice test to help me prepare for the state certification?
If you follow this link, you will find a practice test with 50 multiple-choice questions with an answer key. Click here to take practice test.
Will I have to renew my certification every year?
You will have to renew your certification every two years. Follow the link below and scroll down to Registry Services. You will find instructions to complete the online renewal process or you may choose to print out the form and send it in the mail. You will need to have handy, your CNA license. For additional information, call the customer service center at 1-800-818-8917 or visit https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/Nurseaide/Pages/AR.aspx
I'm moving from another state. How do I transfer my CNA certificate?
You will have to file for reciprocity. Start by calling the Office of Long Term Care at 501-682-1807 to obtain a copy of DMS-798, Exemption/Reciprocity Request Form. Complete the form and submit it to the Office of Long Term Care, along with a copy of your certificate from the state you are moving from. The OLTC will contact other states to verify your status on other state registries before transferring your certification through reciprocity. Call one of our offices for more information.