Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Training takes only 4 to 5 weeks to complete!
All of SACS teachers have over 25+ years experience each. Come learn with the best.
$40.00 Application fee
$36.00 Admin Fees
$39.00 Skills Lab fee
$65.00 CPR & Emergency Care
Payment plans are available.
Only $190.00 is required to start.
All Nursing Assistant Spring classes have ended.
Please continue to check the website for upcoming classes.
Note: Effective July 1, 2018 Prometric will be the nursing assistant competency testing company for ALL Nursing Assistant programs Louisiana.
In an effort to standardize the certification and reciprocity processes of the LA Nurse Aide Registry, the LA Department of Health (LDH) has partnered with Prometric to deliver Nurse Aide Competency Evaluations (examinations). St Agatha Career School is not an in-facility testing site. Upon completion of classroom and clinical hours, students are required to contact Prometric for testing. Please refer the following link for additional information. https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/Nurseaide/Pages/la.aspx
The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is approved by the Department of Health and Hospitals, Health Standard Section. The program is 40 hours of classroom instruction/skills lab and 40 hours of clinical training. The typical classroom and clinical training takes a month.*An additional 4 hours of facility orientation is also required and is not included in the core curriculum.
Following completion of Nurse Aide Training and certification, the individual will be eligible to apply for employment in long-term care facilities, acute care settings, clinics, and home health agencies. Applicants are encouraged to refer to the human resource department of institutions as specific employment requirements may vary.
No standardized admission test is required. Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age and complete a tuberculosis screening.
Please note that a favorable state-wide background investigation report from the LA State Police Department and a national sex offender registry check is required. As per policy: School must determine that the nurse aide trainee has not been convicted or found guilty by a court of law of: a. abusing, neglecting or mistreating the elderly or infirm; or b. misappropriating a resident's property; or 2. has not had a finding of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of a resident's property placed on the Nurse Aide Registry or the Direct Service Worker Registry.
Prometric Certification examination fees are not included in tuition.
LA State Police fees are not included in tuition.
Uniforms and TB screening are not included in tuition.
1. Complete an application in person (by appointment only)
2. Turn in state-wide background check/right to review only from the
LA State Police -7919 Independence Blvd Baton Rouge, LA 70806
3. Pay the non-refundable $40 application fee.