Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Train for a Rewarding Career as a Certified Nursing Assistant

  • 2-3 weeks to completion, dependent upon which class the student enrolls in.
  • Clinical and classroom settings
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Abundant employment opportunities
  • $850 ($300 deposit/ $550 due on first day of class)
  • The deadline to register for a CNA course is 5 business days prior to the start date (the Monday before). 
  • We are also offering “outside testing” to individuals who have taken an approved CNA course, but need to take the exam to receive their certification. The next Outside Testing Date is Friday, May 31st. The deadline to register for the exam is Monday, May 27th, before 4PM. Outside Testing registration times are MondayThursday from 9am–4PM and Fridays from 9am—12 Noon. To register for outside testing, you MUST BRING your driver’s license, social security card, and Certificate of Completion showing you successfully completed a CNA Course at a state accredited institution. Please text 251.237.9485 with questions related to taking the exam.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

A Certified Nursing Assistant is an important part of many healthcare teams, working in home health, hospital, and nursing home settings. CNAs assist nursing professionals and are involved in providing direct patient care as well as supplemental service. Our CNA school enables students to meet the requirements for certification and obtain employment.


Course Content

Our CNA training is structured to allow students to understand and address the needs of the patient, while promoting independence and self care. Specific topics of instructions include:

  • The role of the nursing assistant in health care, including communication skills, documentation, ethical/legal responsibilities, as well as medical terminology
  • Basic knowledge and skills, such as infection control, the Heimlich Maneuver, physiological needs, body mechanics, accident prevention, environmental safety, and emergency situations.
  • Essential nursing care knowledge and skills, including basic anatomy and physiology, the disease process, body systems, measuring vital signs, positioning and transfers, and admission/discharge procedures
  • Restorative care and rehabilitation
  • Specialized job skills and abilities, working with elderly, cognitively impaired patients, death, dying, and post-mortem care

Certified Nursing Assistant Upcoming Program Dates

June 17 – July 5, 2024; – Class is FULL
July 1 – July 12, 2024; – 2-Week Class (Last day of class may change due to 4th of July holiday) Class is FULL
July 15 – August 2, 2024; 3-Week Class
July 22 – August 2, 2024; 2-Week Class
August 5 – August 23, 2024; 3-Week Class
***Please Text (251) 237-9485 for the 3-week class’s hours***
The deadline to register for a CNA Course is the Monday prior to the class start date (5 business days), before 4PM. You MUST BRING your social security card & your state issued ID with your $300 deposit.

Certification Testing

Saad Healthcare Technical College is a regional test center certified by the Alabama Department of Health for CNA testing. Persons who have completed a nurse aid training program approved by the Alabama Department of Nursing within the preceding 24 months are eligible to take the exam. The exam includes both a written test and evaluation of clinical skills. Thus, students who complete Saad’s CNA program can do their testing at our facility where they have trained.

Your path to a new career starts today!
Call or text (251) 237-9485 to get started.

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Office Locations

Home Healthcare, Hospice Care, and Private Nursing Assistance

1515 University Boulevard South
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 343-9600
(251) 380-3338 Fax

10598 D'Iberville Boulevard, Suite B
D'Iberville, MS 39540
(228) 432-8855
(228) 432-8859 Fax

6450 Highway 90, Suite F
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 239-3384
(251) 626-4555 Fax

Store Locations

Medical Supplies and Equipment

1515 University Boulevard South
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 343-2990
(251) 342-6309 Fax

10598 D'Iberville Boulevard, Suite A
D'Iberville, MS 39540
(228) 432-5622
(228) 432-0008 Fax

6450 Highway 90, Suite F
Spanish Fort, AL 36527
(251) 626-4558
(251) 626-4555 Fax