Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for clinical compliance

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for clinical compliance

Effective fall 2017, as part of clinical compliance, all students entering Upper Division of the pre-licensure BSN program at the University of Louisville will be required to successfully complete an approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program or provide documentation of work experience, prior to beginning Upper Division coursework. At this time, the University of Louisville School of Nursing CNA course is on hold and will not be offered

The CNA completion or documentation of work experience, is a clinical compliance requirement. Documentation must be submitted to the Office of Student Services one week before classes start. Deadline for spring 2018 is January 2, 2018.

Louisville campus students will demonstrate CNA competencies for the spring 2018 semester during the Pre-immersion Program scheduled for the first three days of class: January 9, 10, 11, 2018.
Owensboro campus students will demonstrate CNA competencies for the spring 2018 semester at the Owensboro campus Friday, January 5, 2018.


This requirement is being instituted for two primary reasons:

  • Assure quality of student preparedness during the education of Upper Division Nursing students.
  • Reduce class time to learn basic skills while providing additional time to teach higher level nursing skills.

 There are two ways to meet this requirement:

  1. Documentation of completion of a Medicaid approved State Registered Nursing Assistant Program. Students are not required to take the SRNA certificate exam. You can find CNA training through the contacts below or through other state organizations.

Kentucky:  For a complete list of approved training providers in Kentucky, contact Vicki Barber at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services at 502-564-6890. http://kbn.ky.gov/knar/pages/faqknar.aspx

Ohio: You may call the Nurse Aide Training Competency Evaluation Program (“NATCEP”) at (614) 752-8285 for information about the location of nurse aide training classes.

Indiana:http://www.in.gov/isdh/reports/QAMIS/nat/nat.htm

  1. Submission of documentation of 100 hours of direct health patient care work experience within the past 12 months.  Documentation submitted using the Work Verification Form.

List of possible skill competencies - No fees will be assessed for this process.