After successfully completing the CNA course, the student earns a certificate and is eligible to take the Red Cross exam to become a licensed Certified Nurse Assistant. Verification of immunizations, CPR certification and a satisfactory background check is required. Anyone interested in becoming a CNA can take this course.

Students must be able to meet the essential functions of a nurse as found on the nursing Web page

2017 Summer Sessions in Cheyenne

  • HLTK 1510-600 (May 31 - June 23): Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       
  • Clinicals will be June 13, 14, 15, 16, and 19. Times will be announced in class. 

2017 Fall Sessions in Cheyenne

  • HLTK 1510-600 (September 11 - December 15):  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.      
    • Clinicals will be December 2, 3, 9, and 10. Times will be announced in class. 

 2017 Summer and Fall Sessions in Laramie

  • Please contact Jessa Novak at 307.772.4253 for scheduling information. 

About the Course

Students gain proficiency in basic resident care skills, beginning infection control, communication and interpersonal skills through theory, practice and supervised clinical experience. Students prepare to take the qualifying exam for CNA as an integral part of this course. Nurse aides must be certified to work in health care facilities in Wyoming, and this course is designed to meet OBRA guidelines and follows state-approved curriculum. A 40-hour clinical will be scheduled with the instructor at a local nursing home facility.

Attendance is mandatory. This is a state of Wyoming requirement. Hours that are missed for any reason must be made up with the instructor or the nursing tutor. There are absolutely NO EXCEPTIONS.


For the course:
  • Tuition and lab fee: $433 (for Summer 2017)
  • Textbook: $80 (new) or $60 (used – when available)
  • Uniform: $45
  • CPR certification: $50
  • TB test: price varies
  • Background check: $15-$20
For the Wyoming State Board Exam:
  • Application fee: $60
  • Criminal background check: $60
  • Written and skills exam: $90