Learn to tend to patients basic needs and support senior nurses by training to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNAs). Commonly referred to as Nursing Aides, CNAs typically work in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. In Connecticut, such allied health professionals make $33,000 a year on average, according to the Bureau of Labor. For those just starting out in the field, wages are likely to be lower.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Connecticut

In Connecticut, allied health schools, vocation schools and community colleges offer CNA training programs. Cost, program length, class size, and quality of facility are all areas a program applicant should compare before applying. Detailed information about admissions requirements can be found on our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: The timeline of most CNA programs is very short, only 3 to 8 weeks, so successful candidates can start their new career in a matter of months.
  • Program Cost: In Connecticut, applicants can train to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) while recognized healthcare centers foot the bill. What's the catch? These CNAs must commit to working at the center that provided the training. Testing fees and supplies may not be covered.
  • Board Approved Programs: Earning your CNA certification from an institute that is licensed by the Connecticut Department of Health (DPH) is of paramount importance. Employers in the state cannot hire CNAs who completed coursework from a non-certified CNA program. To learn about this, check out the CNA certification requirements in Connecticut.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Online learning options for CNA training programs are very limited in Connecticut. Because the CNA vocation is all about performing tasks for patients, on-site classroom and clinical experiences are required. Most training institutes offer flexible course schedules to accommodate students' calendars.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Connecticut

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

Bridgeport, CT

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- Bridgeport
CNA Programs
1057 Broad St. 3rd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06607
(203) 338-0951
Danae's Training Center
CNA Programs
75 Middle Street
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(203) 540-5364
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 332-5000
St. Vincent's Medical Center -St. Vincent's College
CNA Programs
2800 Main St,
Bridgeport, CT 06606
(800) 873-1013

Danielson, CT

SchoolContact Information
Quinebaug Valley Community College
CNA Programs
742 Upper Maple St
Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 932-4000

Derby, CT

SchoolContact Information
Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers
300 Seymour Ave #206
Derby, CT 06418
(203) 732-1276

Enfield, CT

SchoolContact Information
Asnuntuck Community College
170 Elm St
Enfield, CT 06082
(860) 253-3000

Farmington, CT

SchoolContact Information
CG Nursing Services
CNA Programs
3, Forest Park Dr
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 255-7723
Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Rd
Farmington, CT 06032
(860) 773-1300

Hartford, CT

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- Hartford
CNA Programs
140 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(203) 234-2115
Central Connecticut Area
CNA Programs
151 New Park Ave, Suite 3C
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 231-6250

Manchester, CT

SchoolContact Information
Manchester Community College
CNA Programs
60 Bidwell St
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 512-3000

Middletown, CT

SchoolContact Information
Middlesex Community College
CNA Programs
100 Training Hill Rd
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 343-5800

New Britain, CT

SchoolContact Information
Charter Oak State College
55 Paul Manafort Senior Dr
New Britain, CT 06053
(860) 515-3800
Charter Oak State College
55 Paul Manafort Senior Dr
New Britain, CT 06053
(860) 515-3800
The Hospital of Central Connecticut- New Britain General Campus
100 Grand Street
New Britain, CT 06050
(860) 224-5011

New Haven, CT

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- Gateway Community College
CNA Programs
20 Church St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 234-2115
New Haven Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
455 Wintergreen Ave
New Haven, CT 06515
(203) 397-3775

North Haven, CT

SchoolContact Information
American Red Cross- New Haven
CNA Programs
31 Washington Ave 2nd Fl
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 234-2115

Norwich, CT

SchoolContact Information
Three Rivers Community College
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 215-9016

Rocky Hill, CT

SchoolContact Information
United Way of Connecticut
CNA Programs
1344 Silas Deane Hwy # 306
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 571-7500

Shelton, CT

SchoolContact Information
Lincoln Technical Institute
CNA Programs
8 Progress Dr
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 929-0592

Southington, CT

SchoolContact Information
The Hospital of Central Connecticut- Bradley Memorial Campus
81 Meriden Ave.
Southington, CT 06489
(186) 027-6500 x0

Stratford, CT

SchoolContact Information
Stratford Visiting Nurse Association
3060 Main St
Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 375-5871

Wallingford, CT

SchoolContact Information
Wallingford Adult Education
37 Hall Ave
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 294-3900

Waterbury, CT

SchoolContact Information
Naugatuck Valley Community College
CNA Programs
750 Chase Pkwy
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 575-8000

West Haven, CT

SchoolContact Information
Stone Academy
CNA Programs
560 Saw Mill Rd
West Haven, CT 06516
(860) 569-0618

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