Are you in search of an in-demand job that requires an affordably-priced, short training period? If you've ever thought about entering the healthcare profession, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is a smart place to start. Licensed CNAs in Arkansas earn about $24,000 per year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, which is on par with the national average.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Arkansas

From Little Rock to Fayetteville and all around Arkansas, community colleges and state universities offer dozens of CNA training programs. When looking at each training offering, make sure it is approved by the state's Department of Human Services. Visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page to see what criteria are needed to apply.

  • Program Length: Provided you are eligible, most Certified Nursing Assistant instructional programs can be completed in 4 to 10 weeks. Training includes classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences.
  • Program Cost: The costs of CNA trainings are affordably priced to encourage enrollment. Many colleges offer payment plans for those who qualify. In Arkansas it is common for nursing homes to pay for the tuition of training programs in exchange for a work commitment from the student.
  • Board Approved Programs: The state of Arkansas has its own requirements for applicants to attain CNA certification. As such attending a state-approved CNA training program is essential. Upon completing the program, students must also pass a Nurse's Aide exam facilitated by Prometric systems. For more details, check out the CNA certification requirements in Arkansas.
  • Online/In-Person Options: CNA programs typically are offered at local, on-site facilities due to the intensive, practice-heavy nature of CNA work. Most programs have year-round enrollment periods so interested applicants can register for courses on their schedule. Online offerings are designed to accommodate students who reside in rural communities.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Arkansas

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Arkansas, see our list of classes and courses available in the state

Batesville, AR

SchoolContact Information
University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville
CNA Programs
2005 White Dr
Batesville, AR 72501
(870) 612-2000

Bentonville, AR

SchoolContact Information
Northwest Arkansas Community College
CNA Programs
1 College Dr
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 636-9222

Blytheville, AR

SchoolContact Information
Arkansas Northeastern College
2501 S Division St
Blytheville, AR 72315
(870) 762-1020

DeWitt, AR

SchoolContact Information
Phillips Community College
CNA Programs
1210 Ricebelt Ave
DeWitt, AR 72042
(870) 946-3506

East Camden, AR

SchoolContact Information
Southern Arkansas University Tech
CNA Programs
6415 Spellman Rd
East Camden, AR 71701
(870) 574-4500

El Dorado, AR

SchoolContact Information
South Arkansas Community College
CNA Programs
300 S West Ave
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 862-8131
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- El Dorado
106 West Main, Suite 310
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 639-1744

Forrest City, AR

SchoolContact Information
East Arkansas Community College
CNA Programs
1700 New Castle Rd
Forrest City, AR 72335
(870) 633-4480

Fort Smith, AR

SchoolContact Information
Petra Allied Health, Inc.
CNA Programs
4300 Rogers Ave #42
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 424-1176
PRN Medical Services - Fort Smith
4500 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 785-9222
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith
CNA Programs
5210 Grand Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72913
(479) 788-7000
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Fort Smith
2414 South 57th Street, Suite 124
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 478-8819

Harrison, AR

SchoolContact Information
North Arkansas College
CNA Programs
1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, AR 72601
(870) 743-3000

Hot Springs, AR

SchoolContact Information
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Hot Springs
101 McGowan Court
Hot Springs, AR 71913
(501) 276-0945

Jonesboro, AR

SchoolContact Information
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
CNA Programs
5504 Krueger Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 932-2176
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Jonesboro
303 E. Matthews, Suite 201
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 207-7600

Little Rock, AR

SchoolContact Information
Little Rock Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
6900 Scott Hamilton Dr
Little Rock, AR 72209
(501) 618-2500
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Little Rock
4301 W. Markham Street #748
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 526-6500
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Springdale
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-7000

Malvern, AR

SchoolContact Information
College of the Ouachitas
One College Circle
Malvern, AR 72104
(501) 337-5000

Marked Tree, AR

SchoolContact Information
Arkansas State University - Marked Tree
CNA Programs
33500 U.S. 63
Marked Tree, AR 72365
(870) 358-2117

Melbourne, AR

SchoolContact Information
Ozarka College
218 College Dr
Melbourne, AR 72556
(870) 368-7371

Mena, AR

SchoolContact Information
UA Rich Mountain
CNA Programs
1100 College Dr
Mena, AR 71953
(479) 394-7622

Monticello, AR

SchoolContact Information
University of Arkansas at Monticello
CNA Programs
346 University Ct
Monticello, AR 71655
(870) 460-1026

Mountain Home, AR

SchoolContact Information
ASU Mountain Home - Arkansas State University
CNA Programs
1600 S College St
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 508-6100

Newport, AR

SchoolContact Information
Arkansas State University - Newport
CNA Programs
7648 Victory Blvd
Newport, AR 72112
(870) 512-7800

Pine Bluff, AR

SchoolContact Information
Southeast Arkansas College
1900 S Hazel St
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
(870) 543-5900

Pocahontas, AR

SchoolContact Information
Black River Technical College
CNA Programs
1410 Highway 304 East
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 248-4000

Rogers, AR

SchoolContact Information
PRN Medical Services - Rogers
100 N 8th St
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 899-6561

Russellville, AR

SchoolContact Information
Arkansas Tech University
CNA Programs
1605 N Coliseum Dr
Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 968-0237

Searcy, AR

SchoolContact Information
Arkansas State University Beebe Searcy Campus
CNA Programs
1800 East Moore Avenue
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 207-6249

Springdale, AR

SchoolContact Information
Northwest Technical Institute
709 S Old Missouri Rd
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 751-8824
Petra Allied Health- Springdale
CNA Programs
3889 Willowood Ave
Springdale, AR 72762
(800) 785-9876
PRN Medical Services - Springdale
4400 S. Thompson
Springdale, AR 72764
(479) 756-8701

Texarkana, AR

SchoolContact Information
Texarkana Nursing Academy
718 E 5th St
Texarkana, AR 71854
(870) 772-6860
University of Arkansas - Hope & Texarkana
CNA Programs
3501 U of A Way
Texarkana, AR 71854
(870) 777-5722
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Texarkana
4010 Jefferson Ave.
Texarkana, AR 71854
(870) 773-2030

West Memphis, AR

SchoolContact Information
Arkansas State University Mid-South
CNA Programs
2000 W Broadway Ave
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 733-6722

White Hall, AR

SchoolContact Information
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences- Pine Bluff
206 Frankie Lane
White Hall, AR 71602
(870) 879-1440

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