Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Learning Environment
  • Certification Type
    Certificate of Competence

Program Description

The Certified Nurse Aide program is a state-approved, non-credit 150-hour course that provides comprehensive training in basic nursing care for elderly, ill, and disabled individuals. It includes lecture, lab, and clinical experiences in long-term care, sub-acute, and home health settings. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the certification exam and become Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs).


In Hawaiʻi, certified nurse aides (CNAs) have promising job prospects within the healthcare industry. With the state’s aging population and the need for long-term care services, there is a consistent demand for CNAs in various healthcare settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home healthcare agencies. By obtaining certification and demonstrating their dedication to providing quality care, CNAs can secure fulfilling career opportunities in Hawaiʻi, contributing to the well-being of the elderly, ill, and disabled individuals in the community.

Learn more about Kapiʻolani Community College’s Certified Nurse Aide program