Admission to the nurse aide certificate program requires you to attend a mandatory orientation session. This orientation session covers registration details and important information about class requirements. You must bring ONE of these examples of proof of reading assessment with you to orientation:
- ACT score of 18 or better
- SAT score of 470 or better
- Transcript showing you passed a college-level English class with a C or better
- Accuplacer Reading score of 241 or higher
At the end of the orientation, you can register for classes.
The nurse aide certificate program is in high demand, so it's important to follow the instructions below for orientation and program admission requirements.
Scheduling Your Nurse Aide/CNA Orientation
You must attend the mandatory Aims nurse aide/CNA orientation to register for a nurse aide class.
Immediately after orientation, you can register for classes on a first-come, first-served basis. The order in which you sign up to attend orientation is the order in which you can register for classes at the end of the orientation. The doors lock at the hour. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must be present.