Hawai‘i CC offering CNA course this fall in West Hawai‘i

Hawaiʻi Community College
Posted: Aug 14, 2014

KEALAKEKUA — Hawai‘i Community College (Hawai‘i CC) is offering a new course this fall in West Hawai‘i that prepares students to become Certified Nurses’ Aides (CNA) in just two months.

Students who successfully complete the course will be ready to the take the certification test that will allow them to become a CNA.

“With tuition for this course costing about $570, this is an affordable way to prepare for a job as a CNA and launch your career in the health care field,” said May Kealoha, the Director of the Hawai‘i CC Nursing & Allied Health Program.

The demand for CNAs in Hawai‘i is strong with 22-percent projected job growth between 2010 and 2020.

The course runs from Oct. 6 to Dec. 2 at the Kona Nursing Resource Center near the Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua.

The classroom day will be Mondays from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. with laboratory days on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and clinical days on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The application deadline is Sept. 22 and the registration deadline is Oct. 3.

Contact Raynette Haleamau-Kam at 969-8816 or haleamau@hawaii.edu for more information about enrolling in the course.

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