CNA Classes in Connecticut

If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant in the Constitution State, you’ll be pleased to learn that CNA classes in Connecticut are available both online and through traditional on-campus programs throughout the region. Accredited courses recognized by the Connecticut Department of Public Health are offered by vocational schools, community colleges and non-profit organizations (e.g. the United Way of Connecticut), and most of them can help you become eligible to test for your certification in as little as six weeks.

Completion of any of the courses highlighted below will make you eligible to challenge for certification. You may contact them through either the forms provided, or the direct contact information listed.

School Location(s) Phone Number Email
Bethel Health and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Bethel (203) 830-4180
St. Vincent’s College Bridgeport (800) 873-1013
American Red Cross – Bridgeport Bridgeport (203) 787-6721 xt. 237
Valley Medical Institute Bridgeport (203) 275-2761
Warren Harding High School Bridgeport (807) 475-6213
The Robert C. Geer Memorial Hospital, Inc. Canaan (860) 824-3832
Branford Hall Career Institute Danbury (203) 797-1461
Naugatuck Valley Community College – Danbury Danbury (203) 797-9361
Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson (860) 412-7300
East Hartford High School East Hartford (860) 622-5312
Robert E. Fitch High School Groton 860) 449-4624 xt. 4624
Hamden High School Hamden (203) 407-2040 ybudrow@hamden.orga
Manchester Community College Manchester (860) 512-2826
Maloney High School Meriden (203) 238-2334
Middlesex Community College Middletown (860) 343-5716
Jonathan Law High School Milford (203) 783-3574
New Haven Adult Education New Haven (203) 937-4375
Hill Regional Career Magnet High School New Haven (203) 214-7878
Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC New London (860) 447-1416
New Milford High School New Milford (860) 350-6647 xt. 1163
BP Healthcare Vocational Training Norwalk (203) 857-7122
Norwalk Community College Norwalk (203) 375-5894
Lord Chamberlain College Stratford (613) 544-5400
Sacred Heart High School Waterbury (203) 753-1605
Northwestern Connecticut Community-Technical College Winsted (860) 738-6453

The statewide demand for nursing aides is projected to increase by 11% in Connecticut through the year 2020 according to the latest official data from the Connecticut Department of Labor. Coupled with a median CNA salary of $30,900, this makes certified nurse assisting one of the most attractive entry-level positions available in the healthcare industry.

State 2010 2020 Percent Change Projected Job Openings
Connecticut 23,300 25,850 11% 560

Source: Connecticut Occupational Employment & Wages

There are three main steps that must be completed in order for you to become recognized as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state:

  1. Complete a training program that is accredited by the Connecticut Department of Public Health
  2. Test for certification through Prometric within 24 months of completing your training
  3. Become listed on the Connecticut Nurse Aide Registry
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