Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Course

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Course at USF Crown Point will prepare you to begin your career as a health care professional. In just eight weeks, you’ll complete the classroom and clinical hours necessary to be eligible for certification by the Indiana State Department of Health. That means you’ll soon be able to begin caring for patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

As a CNA, you’ll work closely with patients and be a key member of the health care team. Because of the closeness with which you’ll work with patients, you will have the chance to watch and report on their status to a RN or LPN, playing a serious part in determining the best course of action regarding their care.

You’ll also have the chance for career progress. After completion of the CNA course, you can easily change into other healthcare profession such as nursing.

Like all courses offered by the University of Saint Francis, the classroom coursework, laboratories and clinical experiences you complete in the CNA course will be taught from a foundation of Franciscan values. An active learning environment and values-based education will help you become a better-prepared, compassionate healthcare provider which USF is known. Unlike most courses, which only offer classroom learning opportunities, our Nurse Resource Center offers a simulation laboratory where you will be exposed to the real-life settings you’ll come across when you become a CNA.

Eight-week CNA courses are offered each semester. Tuition for the course is just $800. However, that amount is fully reimbursable by the state if you pass certification and find employment in a long-term care facility within 12 months.

What Makes us Different

  1. Interviews set up for employment with local hospital and agency prior to completion of the course. Guaranteed employment opportunities.
  2. CNA students interested in nursing receive credit in the admission process
  3. USF CNA students will work closely with faculty to sharpen skills before clinical hours
  4. Spend time in the state of the art Simulation Lab
  5. Additional hours built in to prepare you for certification
  6. Review sessions to prepare for the written and clinical portion of the state exam
  7. Excellent post-graduation employment rate means USF CNA graduates are in high demand
  8. Nursing Resource Center offers equipment you need during training

Upcoming Class Dates

Evening classes start January 28, 2019.  Call us for more information.  219/488-8888


Please contact our admissions office at 219.488.8888 or fill our inquiry form if you’d like to know more about how you can advance your career through an education from USF Crown Point.

CNA Students

My experience with the USF CNA program was great! I had no trouble getting hired post graduation. I actually was approached by a hospital for employment prior to graduation.  I was very happy with the location, the hours, and the overall caring of the staff.” – Christine Greenberg Student Fall 2016″When I first heard that the University of Saint Francis was offering CNA classes I knew I had to apply, not only because they had such a high success rate with the nursing and CNA programs but all the people I knew that had been there were extremely pleased.  The CNA Program Director was extremely involved and never once did I feel uncertain with the skills or tests we had to take.  The classes were all hands on learning and if you had any issue with s certain skill, they will take the time to help you.  They took the time to make sure you feel confident in your skills and knowledge.  I was very pleased with the program.”  Luaxana Lynn Griffith-Student Fall 2016