Certified Nursing Assistant Program

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program will prepare you to sit 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. 

The 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.

In our area, Certified Nursing Assistants can expect to be paid between $7.25 and $10.50 an hour depending on shift and experience levels.

We offer day and evening classes. Day classes are usually offered every month beginning on the first Monday of each month. These classes run for three weeks, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. This 12- hour class includes lecture, laboratory and clinical time as well as offering the students six college credits through North Arkansas College and CPR certification. 

Evening class runs for 5 1/2 weeks Monday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. for a total of 90 hours. These classes are held every other month.

For more information, contact NAPHE at (870) 391-3141 or (888) 625-9930.   

2017 CNA Class Dates
Day Classes
Jan. 9-27
Jan. 30-Feb. 17
Feb. 27-March 17
April 3-21
May 8-26
June 5-23
July 10-28
Aug. 7-26
Sept. 5-25
Oct. 2-20
Oct. 30-Nov. 17
Nov. 28-Dec. 15

Evening Classes (not eligible for college credit)
Jan. 30-March 8
April 10-May 17
June 12-July 20
Aug. 28-Oct. 5