CNA Program in CT | Stone Academy

Nurse's Aide

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. Our Nurse’s Aide Program can take as few as four weeks to complete. Students learn the 21 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 RNs and LPNs, performing essential hands-on care for patients in a variety of healthcare facilities.


Graduate Employment Options

Certified Nurse's Aides
Home Health Aides
Personal Care Assistants

Day Schedule

8:00 am to 2:30 pm
Monday through Friday

Evening Schedule

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday through Thursday

Weekend Schedule

8:00 am to 4:30 pm


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.

Graduate Employment Options

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 Become an LPN with Stone Academy?

The Least Expensive Nurse's Aide 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

"Stone Academy benefited me with..."

Stone Academy benefited me with small classes and extra help! But most importantly the teachers and staff are inspirational, passionate about their work and motivated to have students learn and succeed!

- Elaine M.

"It is an honor to be a graduate..."

It is an honor to be a graduate of Stone Academy. The faculty and staff were always supportive of my journey and helped me reach my goal of becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

-Tiha F.

"I cannot thank you Stone Academy enough..."

I cannot thank you Stone Academy enough for the tremendous work that they have done in preparing me to be a nurse and acquiring a position as an LPN. I will forever be indebted to Stone Academy for the training and the continued support that everyone has given me.

- Claudette L.

"As a graduate of the PCS program..."

As a graduate of the PCS program, Stone Academy has trained me all that I needed to know about patient care. I am now a Certified Nurse’s Assistant, and I am filled with gratitude for all of the attention that Stone Academy has given me during my time as a student and graduate.

-Jahnay D.

"My time at Stone has been challenging but rewarding.

My time at Stone has been challenging but rewarding. There was always someone to encourage you and help you to stay on the path to success. Stone has helped me to achieve my goal as an LPN to be better able to make a more meaningful contribution to those I serve. Thank you to teachers and staff at Stone Academy I would not be here without you. God bless you all.

-Audry M., PN Graduate

"My time at Stone Academy was a great experience."

My time at Stone Academy was a great experience. All the teachers were very helpful and taught me a lot about the medical field. I am very glad that I chose Stone Academy.

-Anisa, MA Graduate

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