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BSC's Continuing Education, Training & Innovation (CETI) offers CNA Training (Certified Nursing Assistant) to students looking at working in a skilled nursing home facility, acute care or home health care. Students also take this training to fulfill the prerequisite requirements for nursing school.

CNA Student
Length of Program:
The program is 80 hours: 41 hours is dedicated to classroom instruction; 19 hours to classroom supervised practical training, 16 hours for clinical practice and 4 hours of review and testing.

Non-credit Student:  The cost of the class for non-credit is $475 (includes book). Payment is made to BSC's Continuing Education, Training and Innovation office.  
Credit Student:  The cost of the class for credit is paid through the BSC's Business Office.

Class attendance is an essential part of the educational process of this training. Class attendance is mandatory. Students may be dropped if attendance requirements are not met. A $25 transfer fee is applied to any student who transfers to another class.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Students must contact the BSC Continuing Education, Training & Innovation office M-F 8-4:00 and at least 5 business days prior to the start of class for a refund.  A $25 processing fee will be deducted from the amount refunded.  If a transfer to another course is made the $25.00 processing fee is still applied.  If a student cancels less than 5 business days prior to the start of class, the entire registration is forfeited.
All refunds are made by mail unless paid with a credit card or electronic check; in which case the card or account is credited. Please allow 3 weeks to process refunds.

English as Second Language Students (ESL)
Students entering the CNA program that are ESL need to take an English assessment exam prior to registration. To register for the exam, please contact BSC Testing Services Coordinator at 701-224-5658. Exam fee is $15. A Level 3 testing score is highly recommended for entrance into the CNA program. Students must indicate they are testing for the CNA program.

Classes are held at BSC's Allied Health Campus, 500 E Front Ave, Room 210

Evening Classes 2014
  • March 3
  • April 7
  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 2 (Tuesday)
  • October 6
  • November 3
Classes meet Monday through Friday from 6:00-10:00 pm, and one Saturday from 8:00am-5:00pm.  

Day Classes 2014
  • March 10
  • August 26
  • October 20
This program is held mornings from Monday-Friday, 7:30-9:30 am for approximately 7 weeks.  In addition to these hours, an 8-hour Saturday lab and two 4-hour labs are required.  The day class is only available to BSC credit students.

CNA State Exam:
Students will be able to take the state CNA exam after completing the CNA class. Students will be notified of the testing date during their classroom instruction. The cost for the state exam is $125 for written exam; $130 for oral exam.

CNA Testing Application (document)
File Size: 928.88 kb

Registration is Easy
  • Walk in Registration
    BSC Continuing Education, Training & Innovation
    1200 Schafer Street
    Room 107
    Bismarck ND 58501

  • Mail in Registration
    BSC Continuing Education, Training & Innovation
    PO Box 5587
    Bismarck ND 58506-5587

  • Fax in Registration
    BSC Continuing Education, Training & Innovation
    (701) 224-5777
    (Credit cards only)

  • Online Registration

    For more detailed information on our medical training, check out:

        - Certified Medication Assistant (CMA)
        - BSC Nursing Programs

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