Looking for a career in the medical field? A CNA career offers many opportunities! Nursing Assistant classes are the perfect way to obtain the basic medical knowledge and gain a jump-start on a health-related career.
2021 CNA Class Schedules
Fall 2021 Class Schedule
- 8-Week Class: Class will run October 4th, 2021 to December 2nd, 2021, 8:00 am to 11:00 am Monday-Thursday.
Please contact Dana Clay to set up your entrance exam. Class size is limited to 12 and passing exam will be mandatory. There is no fee for exam.
Fall 2021 Class Schedule
- 4-Week Class: August 23, 2021-September 19, 2021, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday
Please contact Dana Clay to set up your entrance exam. Class size is limited passing exam will be mandatory. There is no fee for exam.
Why Be a CNA?
Successful completion of the program positions graduates for employment in a hospital, nursing home, home health agency, or other medical facility. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for the Arkansas State CNA exam, which must be completed within 12 months of graduation.
Under Arkansas law, long-term care facilities shall not knowingly employ or hire a person who has pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to, or has been found guilty of, any of the offenses listed in Arkansas Code Ann. §20-38-105. https://www.
Prospective students will be required to:
- Pass an entrance exam with a 70% or higher. Contact Dana Clay to schedule.
Upon acceptance, students will be required to:
- Register for Black River Technical College and complete all entrance requirements, including college placement test.
- Provide proof of Tetanus vaccine and negative Tuberculosis test or chest x-ray.
- Provide state drivers license or photo ID, Social Security Number and home address.
- Complete the Child Maltreatment Reporter Training (www.ar.mandatedreporter.org).
- Pass drug screen(s).
Class size is limited to 24 students.
Students are required to attend the scheduled orientation and a selection exam will be given. Acceptance, Alternate, or Denial letters are handed out at orientation. Applicants accepted into the program may be eligible to apply for sponsorship to help cover the cost of the course.
Any student whose plan of study is interrupted due to military service obligations while enrolled in an allied health program will be guaranteed readmission upon return. The student will be required to meet the readmission standards set by the program.
For more information about the nursing assistant program, contact the following:
Holli Nitzsche, RN
870-248-4000, ext. 4115
Holly Winslow, RN
870-239-0969 Ext. 5045
Dana Clay, Allied Health Academic Advisor
870-248-4000, Ext. 4150