Certified Nursing Assistant
Become a CNA in six weeks
The Office of Admissions and Registrar’s mission is to ensure access to education for all people throughout their lives with special effort made to seek diversity of population and to support the historically underserved.
Drake State admits on a first come, first served basis. All students who meet the established admission criteria will be admitted without regard to the applicant’s race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age.
This course fulfills the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation ACT (OBRA) requirements for training of long-term care nursing assistants in preparation for certification through competency evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the development of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of the long-term care nursing assistant. Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate satisfactory performance on written examinations and clinical skills.
Median hourly earnings: $14.57 per hour.
Highest 10% earnings: $ 21.27 per hour.
- Provide proof of a negative TB skin test and Hepatitis Series B immunization
- Provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
- At least 16 years old
- Completed application
Cost and Refund Policy
The cost of the CNA training is $1,800 and must be paid in full before the first class. This includes books, tuition, and fee for the certification exam. Payments must be made at the Business Office. Pell grants or other financial aid will not pay for this class. You may apply for WIOA funding.
75% of the tuition will be refunded to the applicant if the applicant withdraws within two business days before start of class. If the student does not show up for class, they may apply for a 50% refund provided the application is made in writing within three days of the start of the class. Refunds will not be issued after this time.