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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program


The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program is an occupational preparatory program offered by the TMCC Sciences Division.

Students completing the CNA NURS 130 course will be prepared to assist the professional nurse in direct client care, undertaking those tasks which are supportive to the care of the stable client.

This course meets the Nevada State Board of Nursing eligibility requirements to take the NSBN CNA Clinical Skills Competency Exam and the Written Knowledge Exam.

Enrollment is open to the general community. CNA applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Our Mission

The mission of the Nursing Assistant Program at Truckee Meadows Community College is to graduate competent, compassionate, caring nursing assistants who strive for excellence in their delivery of care to meet the healthcare needs of the community and contribute to the health-care profession.

About Nursing Assistants

Nursing assistants provide patient and resident care under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. They assist with admitting and discharging patients and residents; make observations about patients' and residents' physical and mental status; measure vital signs, weight and height; and promote psychological comfort. Nursing assistant functions and responsibilities are directed by the federal Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and state laws.