Program Overview

  • Location
  • Tuition
  • Program Length
    2 years
  • Certification Type
    CNA Certification

Program Description

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program at Windward Community College combines Western healthcare career training with traditional native Hawaiian healing practices. Graduates of this program play a vital role in Hawaii’s healthcare system, providing quality care to residents and kūpuna in various settings such as long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health care, and hospice. Upon successfully completing the program and clinical hours, students will receive a certificate of professional development, making them eligible to apply for the Hawai’i State CNA Certification Exam, which is a requirement at the end of the course.


Upon completing the Certified Nurse Aide program, students have a range of career opportunities in the healthcare industry. They can work as certified nurse aides or nursing assistants in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, and home healthcare settings. Graduates may also choose to further their education and pursue careers as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or registered nurses (RNs) in the future.

Learn more about Windward Community College’s Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program