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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


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.

This 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. 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 test, scrubs, and a TB skin test. Students will receive information on how to complete the background check and drug test upon registration.

Students must also provide proof of COVID vaccines for clinicals.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Center for Continuing and Professional Education at or (678) 872-8240.


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Instructor:   Donna Mathias

For further information on any class or to register, please call
678-872-8240 or email
Georgia Highlands College
The University System of Georgia
Rome, Cartersville, Dallas, and Marietta, Georgia
AA/EE/EEO Institution, ADA