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What is a Nurse Aide?

Nursing Aides/Assistants are people who assist licensed nursing personnel in providing nursing care. Duties include assisting with activities of daily living such as ambulation, bathing, dressing, feeding, toileting, grooming, and measuring of vital signs, in a variety of health care settings. The ability to work well with people, as well as to listen and care about the patient, is essential.

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a Nursing Assistant that has passed a state board to become certified.  

How do I become a Certified Nurse Aide?

To become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you must complete 100 hours of training (60 classroom and 40 clinical) and pass the SC state exam.  After successful completion of the Nurse Aide program, you will be scheduled to take the state exam at our school.  The exam is scheduled a minimum of 12 business days after the final class day.

​Taking your exam at your school gives you a higher level of success because you are testing with your classmates and using the same equipment used in your training. 


Tuition for the Ignite Healthcare Institutes' Nurse Aide Training Class is $895.00​​​​​​​​​​.  Tuition includes the following:

​    Text Book

    60+ hours of classroom instruction
    40+ hours of clinical instruction

    Background Check
    School name badge

    American Heart Association CPR Certification

    SC State Board examination


Are there any enrollment requirements?


Enrollment  requirements are as follows:
​• Be able to read, write, and understand English to 8th Grade level (A diploma or GED is not required)
• Pass a criminal and abuse background check
• Pass a drug screen
• Must be in good physical and mental health. Must be able to lift, push and pull thirty (30) pounds, and able to stand for extended periods of time. 

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