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Loren Barnes
Administrative Assistant
Great Basin College Health Sciences

Certified Nursing Assistant Frequently Asked Questions.

Certified Nursing Assistant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Find answers to commonly asked questions regarding Great Basin College's Certified Nursing Assistant course!

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A two-step TB test and a current professional CPR card, from a nationally recognized organization, are required prior to enrolling in the course. When these items are complete, visit our Health Science Department, or your local center, to enroll in the course.

The CNA course in a six week course consisting of 20 hours of didactic work, 20 hours of skills and 20 hours of clinical.

The hybrid course is scheduled with the first week being taught online. The second, third and fourth weeks are scheduled for skills training. The last two weeks are scheduled for clinical days and testing.

A fast paced, three week course, is scheduled during the winter break.

You must be 16 years of age to enroll in a CNA Course.

You do not need a diploma or GED in order to enroll in a CNA Course.

The total cost will be between $900.00 and $1,000.00

This estimated cost includes:

  • textbook(s), uniform, shoes, watch with second hand
  • class fees which are approximately $582.00 plus a $80.00 lab fee
  • background and drug screening reports at $95.50
  • fingerprinting charges and application fees for licensing with Nevada State Board of Nursing at approximately $105.00
  • Nevada state CNA exams at $120.00 (This is payable to the Board of Regents.)

Financial aid may be available to assist you. Please contact our Student Financial Services for more information.

JOIN (Job Opportunities in Nevada) is another option for financial assistance. Contact them to determine eligibility at 775-753-1700.

GBC offers Basic Life Support courses through our Continuing Education Department. Please click on the link for a course schedule.

Background checks must be completed through the company authorized by GBC. You will be given instructions on the background and drug screen process once you have been enrolled in the course.

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Loren Barnes
Administrative Assistant
Great Basin College Health Sciences

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