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

2020-2021 Sessions in Cheyenne

  • CNA classes will not be offered at the Cheyenne Campus during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021  semesters. 

2021 Summer Session in Cheyenne

  • HLTK 1510-600 (TBA): Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.       
  • Clinicals will be held the last week of class. Times will be announced in class. 
  • For information, contact Dawn Williams at 307.778.1267.

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: Approximately $448.25 
  • Textbook: $99.95 
  • 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