Certified Nursing Assistant Program

This Certified Nurse Assistant program prepares one to work with long-term care patients, such as those in nursing homes and home health care. Instruction includes medical terminology, health care safety, patient care lecture, patient care studies, practice lab situations, and on-site clinical.


1. GED/HiSET Certificate, TABE test, High School Diploma or Official Transcript (Originals)

  • Proof of educational background must be submitted to BPCC Workforce Solutions Office when registering for program.
  • Original documents must be presented at the time of registration.

2. Criminal History Records Information (Criminal Background Check Agreement & Authorization to Obtain Consumer Report)

  • A Criminal Background Check is REQUIRED and must be completed by BPCC Workforce Solutions department prior to attending the course. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Background Authorization Forms must be submitted to BPCC Workforce Solutions Office when registering for program.
  • Background check results could take 3-4 days.

3. Proof of Current Health Insurance Coverage

Registration, proof of educational background (original documents), Criminal Background Check Agreement, Authorization to Obtain Consumer Report and proof of health insurance must be submitted in person at:
Bossier Parish Community College
Office of Workforce Solutions
6220 E. Texas Street, Building D-134
Bossier City, LA 71111

To successfully complete the program and be recognized as a Certified Nurse Assistant in Louisiana, the student must complete all coursework with a grade C or better and score at least 70% on the final exam to successfully complete the program. They must also pass the written and clinical skills portion on the state test.

Cost: $1,200*

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE: The scholarship will cover tuition, books, and cost of the certification exam ($1500 value). This reduces the cost to the student to only $150 which must be paid at the time of registration. Students will also be responsible for purchasing their required uniforms, immunization costs, and school supplies.

*Split payment available with $620 due at registration ($600 registration fee and $20 processing fee) and $600 due midway through course. Those who wish to utilize the split payment option must stop by our office in Building D, Suite 134. Split payment option not available online.

This course is GI Bill® eligible, please email our Veteran Educational Services Department at sstakes@bpcc.edu for more information.

All students who successfully complete the lab, lecture & clinical portions must register and submit $125 State Certification Exam Fee prior to exam date.

A new class begins Fall, Spring, Summer.


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