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CNA Classes in Utah with Course Descriptions and School Overviews

Research certified nursing assistant (CNA) programs in Utah, which currently has about eleven schools offering these studies. Read overviews of the certificate programs, and get some quick facts for two Utah schools to decide which program is right for you.

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Utah Schools Offering CNA Programs

Certified nursing assistant programs are available at community and technical colleges throughout Utah. Most CNA programs award students with a certificate and take a few months or less to complete. Students are generally prepared to take the state certification exam after finishing their program.

Learn more two Utah schools with CNA programs by reading on. Get details about coursework and required clinical experiences for each program, and find helpful facts about these schools in the table provided at the beginning of this article.

  • Salt Lake Community College is located within the city limits of Salt Lake City, approximately ten miles south of the downtown area. It offers a 150-hour CNA program.
  • Ogden-Weber Technology College's 125-hour CNA program combines classwork with clinical instruction. The university is based roughly 40 miles north of downtown Salt Lake City.

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Comparison of Schools

When choosing a school to pursue a CNA certificate, there are various factors to consider about each institution. Below you will find statistics and facts about each school's tuition, population, acceptance rates and more.

Salt Lake Community College Ogden-Weber Technology College
School Type 2-year, public 2-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017)* 29,620 2,256
Campus Setting Large suburb Small city
Tuition (2017-2018)* $3,781 in-state
$12,020 out-of-state
$3,960
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)* 65% 51%
Acceptance Rate (2017)* 100% (open admissions policy) 100% (open admissions policy)
Retention Rate (2017)* 59% 52%
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (Students Beginning in 2014)* 22% 54%

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College is comprised of multiple campuses and teaching centers throughout the Salt Lake Valley, as well as online 'campus.' SLCC is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the state and offers over 120 associate's degree and certificate programs.

Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate

This program provides students with the necessary skills to care for patients with acute or chronic disorders in hospital and long-term care facility environments. The prerequisites for entering the program include having a CPR card and proof of basic reading and math skills.

The syllabus for this program includes an overview of typical disease processes and the therapeutic approaches used to treat them. Students also complete studies in anatomy, physiology, bacteriology and human interaction. Program length is 150 hours.

Ogden-Weber Technology College

Ogden-Weber Technology College, located in Ogden, Utah, was established in 1971. Ogden-Weber offers over 300 courses in more than 32 technical areas.

Nursing Assistant Program

A student who completes the Nursing Assistant program will have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate levels of care for patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home care settings. The program consists of 101 hours of classroom instruction and 24 hours of clinical work. Students can take the coursework in the morning, afternoon, or evening. It should take one semester to complete. Successful completion of this program qualifies the student to sit for the state CNA certification exams. The requirements to enter the Nursing Assistant program at Ogden-Weber include completing a TB screen and passing a background check.

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