Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Program Description

This course consists of 90 hours of classroom and clinical instruction: 74 hours of training will be classroom theory instruction and clinical skills lab training; 16 hours of training will occur as clinical instruction at a long term care facility.  Each student will receive a certificate after successfully completing the program.


After successfully completing the program, each student must take the competency exam in order to practice in the state of Arkansas.  The competency exam will consist of two parts: a written (or oral) exam, and a skills lab demonstration.  To pass the competency exam successfully, each individual must pass both the written (or oral) exam and the skills demonstration.

Pulaski County Special School District

PAL CNA Training Academy is a partner of Pulaski County Special School District. This partnership offers prep services for students who may have difficulty with reading comprehension, writing, or simple math that is a part of providing services as a CNA and is necessary to pass your CNA course.  If eligible, the prep work is offered concurrently by a certified instructor while completing your training at PAL CNA Training Academy and is free of charge. 

Enrollment Fees

The cost of enrollment to for this program is $650.00 (Tuition is $550.00 plus a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee). Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted methods of payment. Cash payments are also accepted. Course books ($55.00) are not included in your tuition fees.

We do offer a payment plan: $380.00 must be paid when you enroll.  This includes the first payment of $325.00 and $55.00 for the text.  The second payment of $325.00 must be made at the beginning of the second week of classes. 


Books Not Included

Course Price
Patricia Loy, Ed.D, RN
Program Director