Programs of Study - Certified Nursing Assistant - Gadsden State Community College

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Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant

The Advanced Certified Nursing Assistant program is designed to meet the growing needs of the community's healthcare system. It prepares students to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities, including phlebotomy. Successful completers are eligible to take the certification exams for nursing assistants and phlebotomists. Areas of employment include care in clinics, doctor's offices, home health services, hospice and laboratories.

Students have three options to choose from in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. They can become a CNA or receive an additional certification in Phlebotomy. Program options include:

  • 11-week program
  • Meets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • In addition to being a CNA, students will also earn certifications in CPR, phlebotomy, medical terminology and professional development training.


The CNA Program is WIOA approved for eligible students. For more information, call Melissa Watson at 256-439-6883 or email

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