CNA Certification

  • CNA Certification in Fort Smith Arkansas

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CNA Certification in Fort Smith and Springdale AR

CNA Certification in Fort Smith and Springdale AR

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification

The Certified Nursing Assistance Training program at PRN Medical Services is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education and the Office of Long Term Care.  

This course provides 90 hours of training required by the State of Arkansas for state certification of Nursing Assistants. The curriculum prepares you to work in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities and in-home care.

Tuition, Fees & Requirements

  • 90 hours
    • over 4 weeks
    • attending 3 days a week 8am - 4pm
  • $480.00 
  • Books are available for $35.00 
  • Students are required to wear uniforms during clinical rotations. Navy blue is the ONLY color allowed. PRN students receive a uniform discount at My Uniform Corner.
Payment plans and assistance with facility scholarships are available. For more information, if you are in the Fort Smith/River Valley area call (479) 785-9222. If you are in the Springdale/Northwest Arkansas area call 
(479) 756-8701.

Class Schedules and Details

FAQs About CNA Certification

Is PRN a licensed school? 
Yes, PRN Medical Services is licensed and certified with the Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education and the Arkansas State Department of Health Office, of Long Term Care.

Is financial aid available?
Yes, sponsorships and payment plans are available.
PRN works with local, long-term care facilities, which often provide sponsorships to our CNA students. In return, the student agrees to be employed with the facility for a specific length of time. Our Education Coordinator will keep you informed of facilities offering sponsorship or will make every effort to create a payment plan to best fit your financial needs. There are also other sponsorships available through the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.

What kind of job could I get with a CNA certification?
CNAs are in high demand and employment opportunities are plenty. Finding a job may not be a challenge, but deciding where you want to work might not be as easy. You will have a wide variety of health care settings to choose from, including:
  • Hospitals
  • Medical Clinics
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Home Care 
What is grade is required to be eligible to take the state exam?
Students must maintain a 70% grade average and 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 for Arkansas CNA Certification with 50 multiple-choice questions and an answer key.

When will I have to renew my CNA certification?
You have to renew your CNA certification every 2 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 your CNA license. For additional information, call the customer service center at 

I'm moving to Arkansas 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 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 in which you are certified. The OLTC will contact that state to verify your status before transferring your certification through reciprocity. For more information, call (479) 785-9222 or 
(479) 756-8701.
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