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Nursing Assistant
(Certificate of Completion)

Open Entry Program

STUDENTS REGISTERED AND ENROLLED INTO THIS PROGRAM MUST ATTEND A MANDATORY ORIENTATION. PLEASE REFER TO THE CURRENT SEMESTER CLASS SCHEDULE PDF FILE FOR THE DATES, LOCATION, AND TIMES.

nursing2.jpg Job Description

The nursing assistant is an important part of the nursing care team. A nursing assistant is a person who, under the direction of a licensed nurse, performs basic nursing and assistant restorative services for patients and clients which involve:

  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Basic Mental Health
  • Protection of the Patient
  • Protection of Patient Rights
  • Observation and Reporting

Certificate of Completion Course Requirements

Program Course Sheet

Career Guide and Approximate Costs

National Nurse Aid Competency Exam (NNACE) Application Forms (Written & Skills) are now available online.

Note: Students are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Nursing Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.

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Admission Requirements

The CSN Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion is an Open Entry program, therefore, an application for admission is NOT required. However, there may be course restrictions or course prerequisites. Cross reference each required course with College Catalog to verify any restrictions.

Admitted Students

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New Student Checklist

New students to CSN planning to register for this Open-Entry Health Science program should complete the steps outlined on the Checklist for New Students Seeking an Open-Entry Health Science Certificate of Completion.


Please contact the Health Programs Advisement Office at 651-5690 for further information or e-mail the Health Programs Advisor directly.