CNA Admission & Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the CNA course at USF Crown Point, you must:

  • Complete a criminal background check
  • Complete a drug screen
  • Receive a physical exam
  • Obtain up-to-date titers and necessary vaccines
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, or have a GED of 600 with no category less then
  • 150 after 2014; before 2014 subscore of 500 is required
  • Complete clinical packet requirements
  • Pay course tuition of $800 in full by noon the Friday prior to the start date

In addition, you will need to obtain:

  • Textbook
  • Stethoscope
  • Uniform (white scrub top and pants, white nurse shoes)
  • Watch with second hand

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Program Requirements

In the CNA course, you’ll receive an introduction to the health care delivery system and learn the specific requirements of the CNA in accordance with the Indiana State Department of Health.

Through classroom coursework, skills laboratories, hands-on experience in USF Crown Point’s  simulation laboratory and supervised clinical experiences in a long-term care facility, you will obtain a complete understanding of your role as a CNA. In addition, you will gain basic knowledge and skills related to:

  • The aging process
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Residents’ rights
  • Patient care procedures
  • Hygiene
  • Mobility
  • Restorative services