CNA Academy

Certified Nursing Assistant Academy

Unleash Your Professional Potential

Nursing assistants are an important part of providing the best care for patients. They support nurses and medical professionals and develop relationships with patients. Nursing assistants have opportunities to grow in a flexible and stable role.

Jumpstart your career in healthcare at our Certified Nursing Assistant Academy. Our unique patient populations and clinical expertise create a great place for learning. Develop skills through lectures and hands-on learning. This course will be completed in five-weeks.


The five-week curriculum focuses on building a foundation of healthcare skills and prepares you to successfully pass certification.

Five Week Course:
Day Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
Monday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM


Upcoming Dates

Session Start Date

  Session Completion Date

November 27, 2023

December 29, 2023

January 15, 2024

February 16, 2024

February 26, 2024

March 29, 2024

April 8, 2024

May 10, 2024

May 20, 2024

June 21, 2024

July 1, 2024

August 2, 2024

August 12, 2024

September 13, 2024

September 23, 2024

October 25, 2024

November 4, 2024

December 6, 2024



Classroom Instruction will take place at:

Hospital for Special Care Research & Education Center
370 Osgood Avenue
New Britain, CT 06053
(At the corner of Corbin and Osgood Avenues)

Clinical Rotation will take place at:

Hospital for Special Care Main Campus
2150 Corbin Ave
New Britain, CT 06053


The HFSC Difference

Student Benefits

  • No-Cost Program Instruction:

    Jump start your nursing career without the time and financial commitment of earning a degree.

  • Shadowing and Mentoring:

    Learn from knowledgeable and experienced nurses in a collaborative environment.

  • Hands-On Learning:

    You’ll get hands-on clinical training in our unique setting, across all specialty areas with support from experienced nurses and peers.

  • Professional Development and Careers:

    Graduates who successfully pass the curriculum and certification exam may be eligible for employment at Hospital for Special Care. We offer competitive incentives for new-hires.

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  • Fluent in English
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Complete flu vaccination
  • Interview required
  • Must pass criminal background check, health screening
  • Must have a uniform – navy blue scrubs and closed toe shoes

Program Costs

Classes provided at no cost. Students required to purchase texts, uniforms, background check, and the examination fee.


CNA Academy Application

Interested individuals can apply to attend the Certified Nursing Assistant Academy. Upon submission, you will receive an email from the academy coordinator to schedule a phone interview. Please allow a few days for the reply.

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