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Nurse Aide Course

A rewarding career in nursing often starts with a certificate as a nurse aide (CNA). Non-licensed individuals can be trained to provide care as nurse aides with the CNA program at Clarkson College.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion from Clarkson College and qualify for placement on the State of Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry. Next steps can include advancement to the Practical Nursing (PN) diploma program or a degree in any of our Nursing programs.

If you are looking to meet requirements for reactivation from lapsed to active status on the NE Nurse Aide Registry, Clarkson College offers Nurse Aide competency examinations so you can complete the required state written and clinical examination.

Course Information & Prerequisites


Clinical Sessions

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Competency Examinations

After completing the Nurse Aide course, you will be eligible to take the written and clinical Nebraska examinations. These are included in the course fee and are scheduled at the end of each course session. Upon passing these examinations, your name is submitted to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for placement on the Nurse Aide Registry.

Course Schedule

Download a Nurse Aide Course Syllabus
Daytime and evening classes are available. Class sessions do not normally meet every day of the week. Clinical sessions may be consecutive days. Clinical locations will vary. View Nurse Aide Course Schedule

Course Fees

Payment in full is due at the time of registration.

Course Fee: $495
Course fee includes:  

Credit cards accepted are: MasterCard, VISA and Discover. Make checks payable to: Clarkson College Office of Professional Development. If your check is returned for non-sufficient funds, we reserve the right to re-present the item electronically plus the state-allowed processing fee of $35. Re-presentation is handled by eTech Transaction Solutions.

Course Locations

All class sessions are held at Clarkson College located at 101 South 42nd Street in Omaha, Neb. Note: Location of clinical sessions will vary.

Registration Information

Please check on space availability by calling the Nurse Aide Hotline at 402.552.2431. The following registration options are available:
Phone: Register by phone with a credit card by calling 402.552.6148, 402.552.2311 or 800.647.5500.
In-Person: The Professional Development office is located in the lower level of Clarkson College, and the customer entrance faces the intersection of 42 and Douglas Streets. Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST View a Campus Map

Note: Class size is limited and classes fill quickly, so it is important to confirm availability and register early.


If you cannot attend the Nurse Aide course you registered for, you must fill out a Professional Development Official Drop/Cancellation Form. Form must be completed, signed and returned to the Office of Professional Development before you can be officially dropped from the class. A telephone call or email request is not sufficient to cancel your registration. Download a Drop/Cancellation Form on the website listed or call and one can be emailed or postal mailed to you.

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