Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training

Gritman offers the Palouse’s only Certified Nursing Assistant program, where all training is led by Registered Nurses. Gritman’s CNA program has steadily grown from 20 students each year to more than 70 due to the popularity of our RN-led courses and the area’s high demand for trained caregivers. Area hospitals and care centers rely on Gritman to help train high-tech care with a compassionate touch.

The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is an eight week session hybrid course consisting of regular classes, self study through our online program and clinical hours completed at Gritman Medical Center and Aspen Park. This course is ideal for individuals looking to begin a career in the healthcare field and those who wish to go on to nursing school or other health related careers.

Classes will include weekday and weekend sessions. It is important for applicants to review the proposed schedule and be available for all class times.

**These classes fill up fast. If you would like to apply, please start Part 1 of the application process by filling out this form, and call 208-883-2224 to pay for your $60 background check. Email us education@gritman.org for our most up-to-date schedule of classes. We will set up an appointment to meet with you to discuss paperwork and answer any additional questions you may have.

You may turn in an application as early as you wish. There are several sessions of this course throughout the calendar year. Thank you for your consideration.

Required Course Fees

Non-refundable criminal background check of $60 is required with application to be considered for admission into the program.

Course fee: $1,700 (includes the course fee, textbook, and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers training). There is an additional $60 fee for a criminal background check due with application. Registration is not final until student has been issued an acceptance email and until all fees have been paid. Once fees are paid, they are non-refundable for any reason.

Entrance into the CNA program is competitive and requires an application and interview process.

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