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Certified Nurse Assistant

A rewarding, high demand career within the healthcare field that is attainable in a short period of time.


Certified Nurse Aide shoulder patchMaybe you're ready for a job in the healthcare industry, but you can't spend too much time preparing for a career. Can you picture yourself helping to take care of someone in a hospital or extended care facility? Are you looking for an entry level position in the field to decide whether you want to pursue a career in nursing or medicine? Becoming a CNA is a great way to get to work in a relatively short period of time.

CNA training at KPC campuses prepare students for the state of Alaska CNA certification exam. The program is designed to train entry level workers in basic skills needed to assist nurses and to be efficient health care team members. The course includes a minimum of 60 hours of classroom and lab instructions and 80 hours of clinical experience. NOTE: Missing class and not meeting the 60-hour goal will disqualify students from taking the state exam.

The clinical portion of the program at KBC is held at South Peninsula Hospital and area assisted care facilities. The clinical portion of the program at KRC is held at Heritage Place extended care facility in Soldotna.

The required course is: HCA A105, Nursing Aide, 6 credits. The course includes classroom instruction to include medical terminology and basic anatomy, lab training, skill practice and the clinical application of knowledge and skills.

Registration Restrictions: Minimum competency levels met on the ACCUPLACER placement test (English) and the ALEKS placement test (math).

CNA information for KRC & KBC 

Find specific KRC information from the left menu.

For more information about the KBC CNA program, contact Nancy Johnson, Advising & Support Services Specialist at 907.235.1655. Find specific KBC information from the left menu.



Certified Nurse Assistant

Successful students are awarded certificates of completion for the KPC CNA course. There are 6 credits of Health Care Assisting credit associated with the completion of the program. The courses offered in the program prepare students to take the state of Alaska certification exam.


Nancy Johnson
Kachemak Bay Campus
Nancy Johnson
Advising and Support Services Specialist
(907) 235-1655
Bayview Hall (KBBH) 110
Web Page  Online Meeting Room


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UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Audrey Standerfer
Student Health Clinic Registered Nurse
(907) 262-0362
Walter E. Ward Building (WWB) 108

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