Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) Program


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Become a CNA at the Lowest Cost Program in CT

What is a Certified Nurse’s Aide?

Becoming a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) is one of fastest routes to starting your career in healthcare. CNA training can take as few as four weeks; students learn the 25 traditional nursing aide skills and additional pertinent clinical competencies. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the State of Connecticut’s CNA certification exam on campus. CNA’s often work alongside RN’s and LPN’s, performing essential hands-on care for patients in a variety of healthcare facilities.

What CNA job opportunities are there for graduates?

  • 5% Projected Job Growth from 2014-2024 for CNA’s*
  • 639 Annual Openings for CNA’s*
  • $32,519 – Average Annual Salary for Nurse’s Aides in CT

*Connecticut Department of Labor –CNA

Why choose the CNA program through Stone Academy?

  • The Least Expensive CNA Training Program in CT – Less than the American Red Cross
  • Flexible Day, Evening, and Weekend Schedules are Available
  • Relationships with Local Employers- Over 400 CNA’s Employed since 2012
  • CNA Certification – Graduates are Eligible to sit for the Nurse’s Aide Certification Exam

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CNA Program Overview

Stone Academy’s CNA course trains students in the required 25 traditional nursing aide skills and additional pertinent clinical competencies necessary to sit for the State of Connecticut CNA certification exam. The 125-hour program includes on- and off-site clinical training that introduces students to specialized healthcare and prepares them for employment in nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health, sub-acute rehabilitation, hospice and other health care facilities.

Prior to graduation, all students are given the opportunity to practice clinical skills in an active medical facility. Clinical rotations are required by the State of Connecticut prior to taking the CNA certification exam. The clinical experience allows students a hands-on opportunity to demonstrate their nursing aide skills that will be used going forward in their career.

Program schedules are flexible: Day, Evening, and Weekend classes are offered and programs run for 4-16 weeks.