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.
2023 CNA Class Schedules
Please contact Dana Clay to set up your entrance exam, passing exam will be mandatory. There is no fee for exam.
Spring 2023 Class Schedule
- 8-Week Class: Class will run January 9, 2023 to March 3, 2023, 12:00 pm to 3:15 pm Monday-Thursday, clinical days will run 6:45 am to 3:15 pm.
- 5-Week Class: Class will run March 27, 2023 to April 27, 2023, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday, clinical days will run 6:45 am to 3:15 pm.
Spring 2023 Class Schedule
- 8-Week Class: Class will run January 9, 2023 to March 3, 2023, 8:00 am to 10:45 am Monday-Thursday, clinical days will run 6:45 am to 3:15 pm.
- 5-Week Class: Class will run April 3, 2023 to May 5, 2023, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Thursday, clinical days will run 6:45 am to 3:15 pm.
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. BRTC is a Headmaster testing site so students do not have to travel to take their state exams.
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:
Andrea Ellis, RN, Paragould CNA Instructor
870-239-0969 Ext. 5045
Dana Clay, Allied Health Academic Advisor
870-248-4000, Ext. 4150
Updated 10.11.2022 DC