• About Certified Nursing Assistant

    The Certified Nursing Assistant program provides highly specialized and intense training for students with the desire to pursue a career in the health occupations field. This course prepares students as Certified Nursing Assistants for jobs in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. Upon successful completion of the program and passing score on the state test, students may seek employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Louisiana.

    Students are taught entry-level skills and knowledge to provide basic nursing care skills.  Classroom and laboratory practice will occur during the first 9 weeks of the semester. Supervised clinical rotations will take place in local nursing homes during the second 9 weeks of the semester.  Students will also have the opportunity to shadow other health care professionals in a hospital setting.


  • Requirements to take the CNA course:

    Senior at a Bossier Parish High School
    An overall 2.0 GPA is required in addition to the required scores on the entrance test.
    Completion of background check (info will be given prior to course)
    Successful completion of a medical terminology course (Intro to Health Occupations/Sports Medicine course)
    Approval from home school counselor regarding attendance and grades.
    Personal transportation is required.  


  • Additional CNA Information

    Senior Only 
    Minimum GPA 2.5
    Up-to-date immunizations, including Flu
    TB test required
    Must pass a background check prior to class enrollment
    Must pass random drug screening
    Must COVID test prior to and during clinical rotations

    Students who complete all the requirements for progression will continue in the clinical portion of this course.  Those students who do not meet the progression requirements will be enrolled in Allied Health II for their second credit.


  • Dual Enrollment Information

    Northwest Louisiana Technical College

    Students have the opportunity to dually enroll at NLTC in the following courses:

  • Dual Enrollment Information

    Bossier Parish Community College

    Students have the opportunity to dually enroll at BPCC in the following courses: