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Nursing Assistant


Thank you for stopping by! The Nurse Assistant program is offered several times a year and can be completed in as little as 8 weeks.  Seating is limited based on available clinical space.

Program Overview

The Nurse Assistant Program prepares students to perform basic care services to patients including checking vital signs, grooming, and nutrition.  The program includes an introduction to health care, basic nursing skills, body structure and function, and infection control.

Students participate in clinical activities at:

  • local hospitals
  • nursing homes
  • long term care facilities under the supervision of the instructor


Acceptance to Fletcher Technical Community College does not guarantee acceptance into the Nurse Assistant program. Seats are offered based on application date. To apply to the Nurse Assistant program, please complete the program checklist and application and submit to the Department of Nursing and Allied Health along with required documents.

Things to consider before applying to the Nurse Assistant program:

  • Students must submit a background check from Louisiana State Police. For a detailed list of convictions that bar employment of unlicensed persons in Louisiana please click here.
  • Students offered admission into the program must pass random drug screen(s).
  • Required immunizations are 2 MMR shots (measles, mumps, and rubella), a current tetanus – diphtheria (TD) shot within the last 10 years.
  • Hep B series must be started.
  • Flu vaccination or waiver
  • COVID vaccination or Medical or Religious exemption
  • Physical Exam
  • Current TB test

The Nurse assistant program is a noncredit Workforce Course. The tuition for the program is $900. You can find the Workforce CNA cost sheet under LINKS for a breakdown of costs associated with the program. This is not a financial aid eligible program. Students must pay tuition upon registration unless notified otherwise. Students may apply for funding through the Louisiana Workforce Commission and receive aid if they meet LWC requirements.


Salary & Career Outlook


**This program has a clinical component to complete the program.  Please be advised that Fletcher’s Nursing and Allied Health faculty members work closely with many clinical sites to provide an optimal clinical experience for all of its students. Fletcher must follow policies and guidelines set forth by programmatic accreditation boards as well as hospital policies. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we must abide by the federal, state, local, college and health care facility mandates. At this time, your program completion date is dependent upon our ability to enter and complete training in clinical facility. Fletcher’s faculty and administration will work with all of our partners to complete clinical hours in a safe and timely manner when possible.  We thank you for choosing Fletcher for your career goals and look forward to working with you to achieve success. We appreciate your flexibility as we continue to adapt.