This non-credit healthcare program prepares applicants to sit for the national exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Upon successful completion of the program and the exam, the graduate is eligible for employment opportunities with various healthcare agencies, i.e. nursing homes, home health providers and community clinics.
This Mississippi State-approved program prepares students for employment in long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and home health agencies to provide basic care to clients. Upon completion of the 100 hours of training, participants are eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination.
Cost: $595 can be paid at any MGCCC Business Office – Testing fees for the NNAAP exam are included in course fee.
*The MGCCC Non-Credit Refund Policy is on the Registration form.
CNA Application Process
- Complete the MGCCC Registration Form for Non-Credit Healthcare Courses listing CNA as the course name and include a listed course date of interest. (can be found on the website under Pathways/Health Sciences/Non-Credit courses or at any campus location.)
b) Obtain a copy of your high school or high school equivalency diploma
Exception: current High School students in the Spring Semester of the senior year may be admitted at the recommendation of the local high school that the student is on the final path to graduation and has taken background courses to prepare the student for the rigorous demands of the CNA curriculum.
c) Upon receipt of the Non-credit registration form and high school or HSE diploma, you will be notified by email to take the online CRC Practice exam. An ACT score of 18 or greater can be accepted in lieu of the CRC exam. You will be provided with a username and password to log on to the practice test. You must score a 3 or higher on each section (Applied Math, Locating Information and Reading for Information) to be eligible to take the live CRC exam.
d) Following registration and successfully passing the proctored CRC exam with a score of 3 or higher in each section, the student will be enrolled into a CNA course.
e) Once you receive an email confirming registration with the date, time and location, you can pay the $595 course fee at any MGCCC campus business office.
Note: Students are accepted conditionally until all required pre-clinical documents are received by the end of the third week of class and approved for clinical/lab attendance.
f) Enrollment will be based on a first come first serve condition following submission of the:
- Non-credit Registration form
- High school or HSE diploma
- CRC proctored score with at least a score of 3 in each section or ACT Score of 18 or greater
- Full course payment, which is made at the MGCCC campus business office
Note: Students are accepted conditional until all required pre-clinical documents are received on the second day of class and approved for clinical/lab attendance.