Nursing Assistant

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SouthwestTech_Icon_HealthProfessionsThe Nursing Assistant Program at Southwest Technical College introduces students to patient care. The classroom lectures will prepare you with the comprehensive knowledge and skills needed to properly care for patients and residents. With multiple hours of hands-on clinical, you will assist patients and residents with meals, hygiene, mobility needs, and the taking of vital signs all while under the supervision of a nurse.


Cost: $541.50
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Start Dates: Enroll now! Hybrid/online classes now available! Hybrid classes are offered at specific times. For more information call 435.586.2899. Click here to get started.

Program Length: 3.5 Credit Hours (Approximately 3 months.)


Program Outcome:

  • Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Proficiency

Industry Certification:

  • Upon successful completion of the course, students are eligible to obtain state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) through the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) with written and skills evaluations.

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I wanted to do more and I looked into Southwest Technical College. It has been the best decision that I have ever made. I wish I had done it years ago. If there’s any reason that you’re considering doing something different, give it a try and go for it. I’m so excited about my future.

Mishelle Cacho

Health Professions Graduate

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Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

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