Course Description

The Certified Nurse Aide Training Program focuses on the fundamentals of nursing and care giving techniques. The 150-hour course consists of five modules. Instructors deliver an intensive hands-on approach to prepare participants with the vocational skills to be a skilled healthcare provider. Participants develop knowledge and skills through theory and practice in the classroom and nursing lab settings.

Upon successful completion of the course and the state examination, participants are credentialed as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and a member of the Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry.

Graduates of the Certified Nurse Aide program are also eligible to enroll in the Certified Nurse Aide II: Patient Care Technician (HLTH5120) Program.

For hours and additional course requirements visit: https://ocewd.org/nurseaide

Course Outline

The course consists of 5 modules. The instructors deliver an intensive hands-on approach to prepare participants to be a skilled healthcare provider and also provide preparation for the credential exam.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Apply standard precautions in the provision of care.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate skills to assist the resident in attaining and maintaining independence.
  3. Execute safe and effective personal care and hygiene when assisting with activities of daily living.
  4. Employ the use of residents rights as defined by state and federal agencies.
  5. Assess and respond to the social and mental health needs of the resident related to the aging process and impaired cognition.


For information or assistance on:

* on-line registration or general registration and payment call 455-0477 or email: ocewd@hawaii.edu

* financial assistance, program advising, or attending an information session, please complete the online inquiry form and an advisor will contact you.
Click here to learn more about financial assistance and student support resources.

Coordinator:  Patrick Leddy
Workforce Development Coordinator


No high school diploma required. *Minimum 9th grade reading level required. Complete and turn in the Health Education Application Form, Non-credit Registration Form, Physical Examination Clearance Form, and current criminal abstract.

Placement test can be taken Monday - Thursday from 9am - 2pm. Please call the office at 455-0477 two business days in advance.

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8:30AM to 4:30PM
Aug 01, 2021 to Oct 17, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Hybrid (Online and In-Person on Oahu)  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $2,900.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes
This is a hybrid class with teachings online and face-to-face.  Classes will meet every Saturday & Sunday from 8:30am-4:30pm (08/01/2021 - 10/17/2021).  Classes will also have independent online studies Monday through Friday. 

The class may include hours for employment in lieu of externship/practicum. 

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