certified nursing assistant

CNA - Intro

CNAs can be found in nursing homes, hospitals, adult day health centers, assisted living facilities, and personal homes. Wherever there is a need for personal care, Certified Nursing Assistants are the ones who, for the most part, perform the most basic needs for patients, young and old alike. They work under the supervision of a nurse.

Since aides have extensive daily contact with each patient, they are key to providing vital information on the patients' conditions to the nurse. The daily tasks of a CNA include serving meals, making beds and helping patients eat, dress and bathe. CNAs also provide basic health information for nurses and doctors by taking a patient's temperature, blood pressure and pulse rate.

The Vincennes University Jasper 105 hour program includes 30 classroom hours and 75 clinical hours. All clinicals will be done at nursing home facilities in Jasper. The curriculum provided at VUJ meets all required guidelines for nursing assistant training set forth by the Federal Government and the State of Indiana. Upon completion of the course each student is eligible to sit for the Indiana State CNA competency examination.

Admission Requirements

GED or high school diploma is recommended but not required. Applicants must be 16 years and older and be able to read and write English and have basic arithmetic skills. No formal admission to Vincennes University is required.

Required Orientation

In order to attend either session, all applicants must attend a required orientation. At this meeting attendees will learn program and clinical requirements, student rules and policies, and take a basic reading and math test.


$1,195 includes all textbooks, materials and State testing fees. Students will be responsible for the cost of the Indiana State Police criminal background check, physical exam, TB testing and clinical scrubs.

CNA - Last

Tuition Assistance
Typical student financial assistance through Pell Grants and other financial aid programs do not apply to this program. Tuition assistance may be available through your local Indiana Workforce Development office. Contact your local office for details. Call 812-634-1599 for Dubois County.

Classroom Location
VUJ, 850 College Ave., Jasper, IN-- Administration Building, Room B18.

Dates and Times
Both day and evening sessions are available year round.

For additional information call 812-482-3077 or email jtooley@vinu.edu

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