Nursing Assistant

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 2020 (all classes are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise)
North Arkansas College North Campus
1320 Spring Road, Harrison, AR
Jan. 13
Feb. 3
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
July 6
Aug. 3
Sept. 7
Oct. 5
Nov. 2
Nov. 30
  •  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
  • $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.


Licensure and Certification

Upon completion of Northark’s Nurse Aide Training Program, students will meet the requirements to test for certification as a Nursing Assistant in the state of Arkansas. There is both a written and a clinical component to the Arkansas state test and once both are successfully completed, the nurse aide becomes certified. We are unsure of certification requirements in other states as the nurse aide scope of practice varies from state to state. There are reciprocal agreements between states, the student would be responsible for ascertaining this information.


Contact Us

Angie Moix
CNA Program Director
(870) 391-3140