Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) perform a valuable service to nurses, helping them care for patients young and old. CNAs bathe and dress patients, reposition them, answer call lights, and much more, working alongside the interdisciplinary healthcare team to ensure adequate care. In Utah, CNAs earn an average mean wage of $27,880 annually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With healthcare needs rising across the nation, CNAs enjoy the stability of a career in healthcare, and can easily move up to practical or registered nursing with some additional education.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Utah

To enter the field as a CNA, interested parties must first complete a Utah-approved training program. These programs are much quicker to complete than an associate's degree or bachelor's degree and are typically offered at area community colleges and vocational schools. While programs are found across the state, approved online programs may also be available. For more information on eligibility requirements for schools in Utah, check out our CNA Training Programs Admissions page. When researching CNA schools and programs, prospective students should keep the following items in mind.

  • Program Length: Looking to finish your training as soon as possible, or trying to fit it around an already busy life? CNA programs can take anywhere from a few weeks to a semester or more to complete, depending on the school and the scheduling options offered. Assessing your own needs and availability is crucial to ensure that you pick the right program for you. Most schools offer part-time and full-time attendance options, and some may even offer night or weekend courses.
  • Program Cost: Budgeting costs for CNA school can be stressful. School costs can vary, so it's important to fully understand all the required expenses. Students will generally need to cover tuition, course materials, exam fees, and more. For example, the CNA program at Salt Lake Community College costs approximately $521.50. This figure includes tuition, student fees, and supplies. It does not include scrubs, background checks, and other required expenses.
  • Board Approved Programs: One of the most important things a CNA program should have is state approval. This ensures that the student will meet the requirements to take the certification exam and be placed on the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR). The UNAR maintains a current list of approved programs that students can peruse to make sure they choose a quality program. To learn more, check out the CNA certification requirements for Utah.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Those needing flexibility so that they can work or take care of their family may wish to pursue an online CNA program. These programs allow students to take the classroom portion of the curriculum online, when and where they choose. Students will still need to take the clinical portion of the program in-person. Traditional, classroom-based programs are also available for those who like a more collaborative environment.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Utah

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

Blanding, UT

SchoolContact Information
USU Blanding
CNA Programs
639 West 100 South
Blanding, UT 84511
(435) 678-2201

Bountiful, UT

SchoolContact Information
Nursing Education Center
CNA Programs
74 East 500 South, Suite 106
Bountiful, UT 84010
(801) 252-5130

Cedar City, UT

SchoolContact Information
Southwest Technical College
CNA Programs
757 West 800 South
Cedar City, UT 84720
(435) 586-2899

Cedar Hills, UT

SchoolContact Information
Rocky Mountain Healthcare Academy
CNA Programs
9152 Silver Lake Drive
Cedar Hills, UT 84060
(801) 850-3249

Clearfield, UT

SchoolContact Information
Clearfield Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
20 W 1700 S
Clearfield, UT 84016
(801) 774-4000
Utah CNA Training Centers - Clearfield
CNA Programs
377A South State Street
Clearfield, UT 84015
(385) 393-8621

Ephraim, UT

SchoolContact Information
Snow College
CNA Programs
150 College Ave E
Ephraim, UT 84627
(435) 283-7000

Kaysville, UT

SchoolContact Information
Davis Technical College
CNA Programs
550 East 300 South
Kaysville, UT 84037
(801) 593-2353

Logan, UT

SchoolContact Information
Bridgerland Technical College
CNA Programs
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321
(435) 753-6780
Utah CNA Training Centers - Logan
CNA Programs
1115 North 200 East Suite 140
Logan, UT 84341
(801) 335-5429

Midvale, UT

SchoolContact Information
CCCNA
CNA Programs
7200 South State Street
Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 599-4780
Danville CNA Course
CNA Programs
7351 S. Union Park Ave., Suite 100
Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 316-1131

Moab, UT

SchoolContact Information
USU Moab
CNA Programs
125 West 200 South
Moab, UT 84532
(435) 260-2353

Ogden, UT

SchoolContact Information
Ogden Weber Technical College
CNA Programs
200 North Washington Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84404
(801) 612-4179

Orem, UT

SchoolContact Information
Mountainland Technical College
CNA Programs
1410 W 1250 S
Orem, UT 84058
(801) 753-6282
OrchardCNA Training Centers
CNA Programs
766 South 400 East, Suite 203
Orem, UT 84058
(801) 358-2102
Utah CNA Training Centers - Orem
CNA Programs
270 W Center Street, Suite 266
Orem, UT 84057
(801) 691-1258

Payson, UT

SchoolContact Information
Arrowhead C.N.A. Training of Payson
CNA Programs
875 East 100 North #4
Payson, UT 84651
(801) 822-8177

Price, UT

SchoolContact Information
Utah State University Eastern
CNA Programs
400 East 451 North
Price, UT 84501
(435) 613-5000

Roosevelt, UT

SchoolContact Information
Uintah Basin Technical College
CNA Programs
1100 E Lagoon St
Roosevelt, UT 84066
(435) 722-6900

Salt Lake City, UT

SchoolContact Information
Avalon Healthcare CNA Training Program
CNA Programs
3855 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(385) 209-6900
Salt Lake Community College
CNA Programs
551 2200 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 957-4448
Utah CNA Training Centers - Horizonte
CNA Programs
1234 South Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 990-9333
Utah CNA Training Centers - Murray
CNA Programs
5280 South Commerce Drive #E100
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
(801) 335-5427
Utah CNA Training Centers - Salt Lake City
CNA Programs
1135 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 990-9333

St. George, UT

SchoolContact Information
Dixie State University CNA Program
CNA Programs
225 South University Avenue
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 879-4830
Dixie Technical College
CNA Programs
610 S Tech Ridge Dr
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 674-8400
Ridgeview C.N.A.
CNA Programs
919 South Main
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 634-0710
St. George C.N.A.
CNA Programs
1490 East Foremaster Drive
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 619-3447

Tooele, UT

SchoolContact Information
Tooele Technical College
CNA Programs
88 S Tooele Blvd
Tooele, UT 84074
(435) 248-1800

West Jordan, UT

SchoolContact Information
Salt Lake Community College, Jordan Campus
CNA Programs
3491 Wights Fort Road
West Jordan, UT 84088
(801) 957-6362

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