Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Certificate

Nurse Assistant Certificate Requirements

4 credits

​Program Description

The Utah Tech State University Nurse Assistant Program trains students each semester to work in long term care facilities, home health care, hospital settings, and to continue in nursing education. The curriculum includes lab instruction in a state of the art nursing laboratory, traditional classroom instruction, and hands-on clinical experiences at various long term care facilities in the area.

Discipline Core Requirements
NURS 1005Certified Nursing Assistant (ALCS)4
NURS 1007Nursing Assistant Clinical0

Completion Requirements

  • Grade C or higher in NURS 1005 Certified Nursing Assistant (ALCS)/NURS 1007 Nursing Assistant Clinical required to pass course and take state certification exam.

Note: State certification required to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

Professional Licensure/Certification (PLC) Requirements

The curriculum for programs at Utah Tech University leading to professional licensure are designed to prepare students for Utah licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions requiring licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University, and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time. 

Licensure boards in each state establish requirements for licensure and certification for their respective state. States vary by which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions, and such requirements may change at any time. The terms related to licensure and certification, among others, also vary by state as well.

Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state licensure entity in the state where they intend to work to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the student’s state(s) of choice. The University cannot provide verification of a student’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. For more information, visit the State Authorization and Professional Licensure web page and select the program, or speak to the director of the program. 

Utah Tech University shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction.

This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

CNA Certificate Program Learning Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize and implement effective communication techniques with patients/residents and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  2. Describe the chain-of-infection, bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) and methods to promote safe, evidence-based infection control practices.
  3. Recognize and report changes and abnormalities to the nurse and perform safety/emergency procedures.
  4. Identify, discuss, and apply components of restorative and rehabilitative nursing care.
  5. Demonstrate considerate and respectful care of patients by complying with patient rights.
  6. Apply specialized job skills and abilities that may be required in the settings for sub-acute care, long-term care, individual’s home and hospital.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to complete the Utah State certification skills and knowledge exams with a passing score.