Certified Nursing Assistant Program

CNA Program

Overview and Benefits

We are excited to offer a combined Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) Certificate Training, open to all St. Kate’s students at a lower cost than other area certificate classes. The program fee is an all-inclusive cost, and at completion you will have your CNA licenses and AHA card.

The certificate training fee includes class fee, exam fees, and AHA card fee. Scrubs and additional retests are at the cost of the student.

Registration is limited to 30 students for each session (classes offered January, May/June and August). This class will meet mostly online. For in-person (on-campus) days, students will be assigned to a small group. In the event that we do not meet our minimum enrollment numbers, the CNA and BLS training will be cancelled and all payments refunded.

Registration Opens: March 1, 2021

May/June 2021 Certificate Costs and Schedule

  • $1150 – priority, early bird registration by April 1 for St. Kate’s students
  • $1200 – after April 1 for St. Kate’s students
  • $1300 – non-St. Kate’s students, open for registration April 1

May/June 2021 Certificate Costs and Schedule

All dates are required.

Registration Opens: March 1, 2021

Registration Closes: May 21, 2021 (Final payment due)

Virtual Orientation: Friday, May 21, 3-4 PM

Classroom/Online Sessions:

  • May 24-28, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, BLS & CNA training
  • June 1-3, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, CNA training
  • June 8, 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM, CNA training

Classroom Location: Whitby Hall, J111 Classroom & J208 Nursing Lab

Clinical Dates:

  • June 4 and 7, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Location TBD

CNA Registry Examination: June 9 and 10, 8:00 AM – 4 PM (Actual test time by sign up)


Contact Sheila Jackson, CNA Program Coordinator, at snjackson@stkate.edu or 651-690-6101.

Updates on the next CNA Certificate training on campus will be posted here when announced.