cna online program

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Online

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The CNA Hybrid online program provides an option for students who wish to take advantage of distance learning. This program is offered in a hybrid format and includes online modules with in-person clinical learning. Students complete nursing theory modules that cover the same material as the in-class CNA course. Students also complete skills training in the nursing lab and clinical training at a local nursing facility. CNA online classes are supported by the Blackboard Learn course management system. This program is approved by the state Department of Public Health. Note: Convicted felons may have difficulty finding employment in the healthcare industry.

Is online learning suitable for you? Are you prepared for online learning? Students who enroll in the CNA Hybrid online program should determine if distance learning is an option for them. To find out, please visit the distance learning webpage for the Take a SmarterMeasure test at

PREREQUISITES: 1) High school diploma or GED. 2) English language competency. ESL evaluation is strongly recommended. To schedule your evaluation, please call the Academic Success Center at 860-343-5785 and ask for an appointment to take the Accuplacer ESL test at no charge. 3) Health form signed by your physician including immunization information, PPD test for Tuberculosis, and seasonal flu vaccine. 4) At least 18 years of age with valid identification. 5) Artificial nails not permitted. 6) A criminal background check may be required. Students who have a record of felonies or multiple misdemeanors may be denied access to clinical training sites.

SUPPLIES: 1) Navy blue scrubs and white shoes. 2) A watch with a sweep second hand. 3) Gait belt (available in the MxCC bookstore). 4) Textbook.

PRICE: $1,299 (includes state of CT Certification exam fee, and CT Nurse Aide Registry application fee). Textbook is not included.

Upcoming Courses:

CRN: 1416 | Fee: $1,299 | 3/29–5/9 | Online | Instructor: Clark | Written Exam: June 10 | Wednesday | 9–11 a.m. | Snow 507

Choose your lab/clinical from the following:

CRN: 1417  Lab/Clinical I
Lab 1 | 5/19, 5/20, 5/21 | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday | 9 a.m.–2 p.m. | Snow 514  Instructor: Nelson
Clinical 1 | 5/26–6/5 | Tuesdays-Fridays | 8 a.m.– 2p.m. Wadsworth | Instructor: Nelson
Clinical Exam | June 8 | Monday | 9 a.m.– 2p.m. | Snow 514

CRN: 1418 Lab/Clinical 2
Lab 2 | 5/18, 5/19, 5/21 | Monday, Tuesday, Thursday | 4–9 p.m. | Essex | Instructor: Dellacamera
Clinical 2 | 5/22–6/5 No Class 5/25 | Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays | 4–9:30 p.m. Essex | Instructor: Dellacamera
Clinical Exam | June 9 | Tuesday | 3–8 p.m. | Snow 514

Refund Policy

A  full tuition refund can be made when you withdraw from your course at least 3 working days before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.

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$24,000 to $32,000

Amount you’ll earn*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics


Diane Bordonaro, MSN RN

Director of Non-Credit Programs
Phone: 860-343-5716
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 508

Jennifer Mueller

Continuing Ed Assistant/CT Pathways Coordinator
Phone: 860-343-5782
Office Location: Snow Hall Rm. 515

gain 63 patient care hours