Nursing Assistant


Nursing Assistant and Advanced Nursing Assistant Programs


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Basic Nurse’s Aide Program

This 125-hour program will focus on the bare essentials that are necessary to sit for the State of Connecticut CNA certification exam. Full and part-time schedules allow students to finish their program in as little as 4 weeks. Graduates of this program will be able to find employment in long-term care facilities and will work under the supervision of a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse.


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What CNA job opportunities are there for graduates?

  • 5% Projected Job Growth from 2014-2024 for CNA’s*
  • 639 Annual Openings for CNA’s*

*Connecticut Department of Labor –CNA


Advanced Nurse’s Aide Program

The advanced CNA program, referred to as the Patient Care Specialist program, provides instruction that will allow graduates to work in expanded functions. While the program will cover the 25 basic nursing assistant skills required to sit for the certification exam, students will also receive instruction in the areas of dementia and Alzheimer’s care, recreational therapy, home health care, physical therapy and anatomy and physiology. These additional subjects will provide a solid foundation for students looking to advance into the field of nursing.

Graduates of this program will be able to find employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals, private duty assignments, rehabilitative care facilities.

What are the job opportunities for graduates?

  • 10% Projected Job Growth from 2014-2024 for CNA’s and Home Health Aides*
  • 1,042 Annual Openings for CNA’s and Home Health Aides*

*Connecticut Department of Labor –CNA and HHA


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Program Overview

Stone Academy’s Nurse’s Aide 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.