Program Description

Each 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.

Enrollment Fees

The cost of enrollment to PAL C.N.A. Training Academy 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 are included in your tuition fees. 


We do offer a payment plan: $250.00 must be paid when you enroll; another $200.00 must be paid at the beginning of the second week of classes, and the last installment of $200.00 must be paid on the Monday of the last week of classes.  

Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Course Price
Patricia Loy, Ed.D, RN
Program Director