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University of Alaska Anchorage

Certified Nurse Assistant

A rewarding, high demand career within the healthcare field that is attainable in a short period of time.


Certified Nurse Aide shoulder patchMaybe you're ready for a job in the healthcare industry, but you can't spend too much time preparing for a career. Can you picture yourself helping to take care of someone in a hospital or extended care facility? Are you looking for an entry level position in the field to decide whether you want to pursue a career in nursing or medicine? Becoming a CNA is a great way to get to work in a relatively short period of time.

CNA training at KPC campuses prepare students for the state of Alaska CNA certification exam. The program is designed to train entry level workers in basic skills needed to be efficient health care team members. The course includes a minimum of 60 classroom hours, 32 skill lab hours, and 48 clinical experience hours. NOTE: Missing class or not meeting any of these required hours will disqualify students from taking the state certification exam.

The clinical portion of the program at KBC is held at South Peninsula Hospital and area assisted care facilities. The clinical portion of the program at KRC is held at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

The required course is: HCA A105, Health Care Assistant, 6 credits. The course includes classroom instruction to include medical terminology and basic anatomy, lab training, skill practice and the clinical application of knowledge and skills.

Registration Restrictions: Minimum competency levels met on the ACCUPLACER placement test (English) and the ALEKS placement test (math).

CNA Information for KRC & KBC 

Find specific steps for the KRC and KBC CNA Programs in the "Checklist for Success" link in the left menu.


Certified Nurse Assistant

Successful students are awarded certificates of completion for the KPC CNA course. There are 6 credits of Health Care Assisting credit associated with the completion of the program. The courses offered in the program prepare students to take the state of Alaska certification exam.

Admissions Counselor

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Richelle Frankovic-Spencer
Admissions Counselor
(907) 262-0320

Academic Advisors

Soldotna and Greater Peninsula

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Emily Knight
Director of Academic Advising
(907) 262-0373
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Enid S. McLane Building (EMB) 279

Homer and Surrounding Area

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Nancy Johnson
Student Services Manager and Senior Academic Advisor
(907) 235-1655
UAA - Kenai Peninsula Campus
Pioneer Hall (KBPH) 110


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