Nursing Assistant Certificate of Proficiency

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The Nursing Assistant Certificate of Proficiency provides the student the knowledge and skills training to successfully complete requirements to be eligible to take the Certified Nursing Assistant Examination to become a CNA in Arkansas. This program will prepare you for state certification as a Nursing Assistant in Arkansas. 

The curriculum includes assisting residents with dressing, ambulation, feeding, bathing, toileting, perineal and oral care. It also covers basic range of motion exercises and restorative care. 

Certified Nursing Assistants work in numerous settings in the health care field, including but not limited to long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, clinic and doctor’s offices. They work under the supervision of medical staff such as physicians and registered nurses.

Day classes are offered every month.

Class Schedule 2019 (all classes are Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise)
Jan. 7
Feb. 4
* March 4 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
April 1
May 6
June 3
July 8
August 5
Sept. 9
Oct. 7
Nov. 5
*Dec. 2 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  •  Night classes are scheduled as needed. Call 870-391-3140 for more information.



Student for day/evening accelerated classes — $775 (sponsorships available)

Add ons

  • $65 CPR certification through Northark's Health Education Simulation Lab (exclusive to NAPHE/Northark students
  • $50 College Credit available with this additional week of intensive study


Courses and Requirements CNA Academic Plan



Blue & You Foundation Health Education Simulation Center


Learning Outcomes

  • Promote a good understanding of ethics with emphasis on the need for confidentiality.
  • Relate to and demonstrate understanding of changes which occur in the aging process and explain the causes of infections and prevention and containment.
  • Demonstrate competence of nursing assistant skills.
  • Demonstrate skilled attitudes and behaviors which promote the healthy functioning of residents both physically and emotionally.
  • Graduates of the Nursing Assistant program will be able to used effective interpersonal communication skills and apply ethical and legal concepts to the practice related to long term care.


Contact Us

Angie Moix
CNA Program Director
(870) 391-3140