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 pre-licensure programs 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 clinical 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.

BSN - Louisville 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.
BSN - Owensboro 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: 

KY Healthcare Training: 502-458-4570 or 502-458-4588—they teach many CNA classes all year.

Jefferson Community College: 502-213-4297—least expensive program

Health Education Center, LLC: 502-712-5151—this program’s didactic portion is done on-line and then the student spends (4) days on-site completing the course. Many of the students I speak with seem to be very interested in this program because it is offered on-line.

Right Choice Health Care Training Institute: 502-974-2541—they teach week-end classes

Spaulding University: 502-585-9911—they teach frequent classes

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 Validation Form.

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