CNA classes begin in summer at JSCC

Apr 13th, 2017

The Health Sciences division of Jackson State Community College will begin offering certified nursing assistant classes this summer. The classes are being offered as a part of the Healthcare Technician major but may be taken as standalone classes.

The course consists of two 10-week classes that run concurrently. After completing the 10-week course, students may sit for the Certified Nurse Aide licensure exam. The exam is typically given within 1-2 weeks after the final class.

Leah Gray, director of program innovation, states that the class size will be limited to 12 students. To register for the CNA classes, individuals must enroll as a JSCC student with Healthcare Technician as a major, complete the Great Expectations orientation program, and take a placement test. "Since the summer semester begins May 30th, it is important for anyone interested in the CNA classes to act quickly," states Gray.

The cost for the 10-week CNA course is approximately $1,600 which includes tuition, the textbook, uniform, exam fee, and other miscellaneous expenses. Included in the estimated cost of the program are a drug test, TB skin test, and background check. "This is a quick and inexpensive way to enter the healthcare profession," said Gray.

Anyone interested in the CNA classes at JSCC should contact Leah Gray at 731-425-2606 or email her at

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