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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Develop the skills to maintain your health


The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program is designed to equip the beginning healthcare student in attaining the necessary skills to help individuals maintain their health at the highest possible level.

Georgia Highlands College offers the Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate program thru the Center for Continuing and Professional Education. This course consists of classroom instruction, lab hours, and clinical practice. Classes will take place at the Bartow County College and Career Academy in Cartersville, GA. Upon completion of the course, students will qualify to sit for the State of Georgia CNA Certification exam.

The course follows the federally mandated guidelines set by the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 for nursing assistants working in long-term care under direction of a Licensed Nurse to provide assistance with the activities of daily living. Communications, clinical competency, and developing the ability to work as a member of a team are key components of the course. Supervised practice in campus and community facilities is also used to develop basic nursing skills.

Registration Fee

The registration fee ($999 GHC Student, $1,050 Non-GHC Student) includes instruction, textbooks, workbooks, clinical supervision, and the cost of the exam. Students are responsible for the cost of the background check and drug screen, scrubs, TB skin test, and flu vaccine. Students will receive information on how to complete the background check and drug screen upon registration.

Health Insurance Waiver

Upon registration, students will need to sign Health Insurance Waiver. This form must be returned to Whitney Puckett at before class begins.

Contact Us

For further information on any class or to register, please call 678-872-8240, email or use the following form.