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Online Intro to CNA Classes

Intro to CNA School
Online Intro to CNA School

The USCI online Introduction to Nursing Assistant School offers 100% online classes that allow you to study any time, any place, on your phone.

U.S. Career Institute’s Introduction to Nursing Assistant Online Course (Pre-CNA)* training classes are a great place to start your career in healthcare! Our self-paced Intro to CNA training school gives those looking to enter the CNA field a unique advantage with our online preliminary training. In as little as two months, you can be prepared to enter a full Certified Nursing Assistant program – with all the background needed to send you straight to the head of the class.

As the healthcare field continues to grow, so does the need for trained CNAs, who administer basic care and help patients with daily routines. As a Certified Nursing Assistant, you'll be a well-respected professional playing an important part in the healthcare industry. No two days will be the same. You’ll find great satisfaction helping people in their time of need.

  • Nursing Assistant jobs are projected to increase 4% by 2032** according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Classes are self-paced, making them flexible and giving you the option to complete the program when it works best for you and your schedule!
  • U.S. Career Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
  • Our accessible Student Services team and Instructors are available for you throughout your program.

U.S. Career Institute School Benefits

Affordable monthly paymentAffordable

$59 monthly payments, 5 day risk-free preview and 100% money back commitment.

USCI On-Demand Learning On-demand Learning

100% online and self-paced. No set class schedules so you set the pace and study when you can 24/7.

Mobile Friendly Learning Materials Mobile-Friendly

Custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal.

USCI has custom learning materials Real-world Skills

Focus on real-world skills that will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need for employment and to prepare for industry certifications.

USCI all-inclusive program All-inclusive Program

Your tuition includes access to instructors, learning materials and career support.

USCI all-inclusive program Proven Reputation

A+ BBB Rating, 40 Years in Business, 4.8 out of 5 TrustScore, DEAC Accredited, 97% of students would recommend us to a friend.

What you will lear during your Introduction to Nursing Assistant classes

What You'll Learn During Your Online Pre-CNA Training

Our online Introduction to Certified Nursing Assistant program provides graduates with the theoretical instruction and familiarity with the practical skills they will use in their caregiving careers. Graduates will be trained to qualify for entry-level CNA positions in a variety of settings, including clients’ homes and larger care communities.

Our online Pre-CNA program covers many topics including:

  • Vital Signs
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Ethics and Legal Responsibilities
  • First Aid Procedures
  • Communication and Documentation
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Positioning and Mobility
  • Daily Needs of Patients
  • Medication
  • Patient Cleanliness
  • Cleaning in the Home

For the full Introduction to Nursing Assistant course outline, goals, and outcomes, please visit our Course Outline page. Intro to CNA Outline

Kaylah Thornton Instructor

CNA Program Instructor/Course Expert

Kaylah Thornton, B.S., RN

At U.S. Career Institute, our dedicated team of course experts, instructors and instructor assistants are committed to developing and delivering high-quality curriculum. Our qualified CNA instructor Kaylah Thornton obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. As a Registered Nurse, she has provided nursing care in a variety of specialties, including surgical, orthopedics, neurology, cardiology and rehabilitation. In her nursing position, Kaylah monitored, documented and communicated patient conditions to a multidisciplinary care team. She collaborated with numerous disciplines to coordinate patient care, including patient transfer, discharge, referral and spiritual/psychosocial needs. Kaylah evaluated the learning needs of patients and families and educated them as needed.

CNA Career Outlook & Introduction to Certified Nursing Assistant Training That Fits Your Life



Number of Jobs

1.4 Million**

Job Growth


With U.S. Career Institute’s Introduction to Certified Nursing Assistant training program, in as little as two months you’ll be ready to hit the ground running on your education to become a certified nursing assistant. Our online and self-paced Pre-CNA school means you can study anytime, anywhere. And no previous experience is needed! Graduates of this preparatory training program will have all the basics and background needed to excel when moving on to a full certified nursing assistant program.

For full career outlook and certification information please visit our career and certification page.

Introduction to Nursing Assistant Course That Fits Your Life

USCI Student Testimonial Quote

“I have no background in the healthcare industry but thanks to this course I’m taking, I have learned so much already...Everything is laid out perfectly, the courses are easy to understand and navigate, and I love the practice quizzes at the end to test what I’ve learned so far. Thank you all so much!”

Amy K.

Online Introduction to Nursing Assistant Tuition and Financing

Pre-CNA Program Tuition and Financing

We strive to ensure our Intro to CNA school is both flexible and affordable. This is why we offer low, monthly payment options for every student. We are committed to providing you with a high-quality education at an affordable price. Make an investment in yourself today!

For more information, please visit our Tuition and Financing page.

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Intro to CNA FAQ's

Q. How can I become a Certified Nursing Assistant?
A. Becoming a CNA typically requires a HS diploma or equivalent and formal training through a state-approved accredited education program that consists of lessons on the principles of nursing and supervised clinical work. This program is an Introduction to Certified Nursing Assistant which will give you the basics and prepare you to succeed in a full CNA training program.
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Q. What does a CNA do?
A. CNAs are responsible for helping patients with daily activities and providing basic care. CNAs can work in private homes or medical facilities under the supervision of licensed healthcare providers.
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Q. What is the growth potential of a CNA?
A. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CNA jobs are expected to increase 4% by 2032.**
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Q. How much does an Intro to CNA training program cost?
A. Tuition for this program is $485 total when you pay in full Payment plans are also available.
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Q. Is this Intro to CNA training program accredited?
A. U.S. Career Institute is Accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency.
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Q. Where Can I Work as a Certified Nursing Assistant?
A. Demand for highly skilled Certified Nursing Assistants can be found in nursing homes, hospitals, large care communities and home healthcare services.
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Q. What skills will I learn in this Pre-CNA training program?
A. Skills covered in the Pre-CNA training program include Ethics and Responsibilities, Introduction to Psychology, Nutrition and Wellness, Vital Signs, Daily Needs of Patients, Communication, Documentation, Positioning and Mobility.
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People Also Ask

How much does online Intro to CNA school cost?
While our online Intro to CNA school is not free, we strive to offer low-cost tuition and offer monthly payment plans. In fact, our tuition and monthly payment plans are so low that we do not offer federal financial aid or loans.

How long does online Intro to CNA school take?
When you enroll in our self-paced Intro to CNA training program, you choose how much you study each week. If you want to learn how to become a Nursing Assistant, you can do it in as little as 1-2 months.

Is this the best online Intro to CNA school?
We firmly believe that USCI is the top online Intro to CNA school in the nation. Our curriculum is laid out in easy to learn step-by-step lessons.

Is there a U.S. Career Institute Introduction to Certified Nursing Assistant school near me?
Our online Intro to CNA school delivers its curriculum on the internet. Where could be closer than your own home? The convenience of online classes makes it easier for our students to fit their studies into their busy lives.

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*This is an introduction to the field of CNA. This is not a full CNA course.
**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the internet at Nursing Assistants and Orderlies (visited September 26, 2023). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.