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Helping Others With Your Skills!

  • As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will use your skills for good as you help patients with healthcare needs, while under the supervision of a Registered or Licensed Practical Nurse.  CNAs are needed in a variety of settings such as nursing homes, hospitals, in-home care, and assisted living facilities. 

    While working as a CNA, you will have daily contact with patients, monitoring vitals, assisting with medications, daily hygiene and much more.

Certified Nursing Assistant Pathway

  • The West Ada Career Technical Education (CTE) CNA program begins in the 10th grade where students will jump right into their prerequisite class, Health Professions. This class is a foundational course where students learn sports medicine skills and gain knowledge on the health care industry.  In the 11th and 12th grade, students will travel to CTE Center- Renaissance Campus, where they will complete two years of hand- on practical CNA training. 

    Pathway Course Sequence:

    • Health Professions
      10th Grade, full year class
    • Medical Terminology
      11th Grade, semester class
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
      12th Grade, semester class

CTE Center-Renaissance Campus

  • The CNA program creates an unique academic experience for students in the pathway.  Students will take their 10th grade Health Professions class at their zoned-home high school, followed by the remainder of the pathway at the CTE Center-Renaissance Campus.   

    The CTE Center-Renaissance Campus is located on the Renaissance High School campus, in Meridian, Idaho.  This campus features a state of the art career technical facility, housing numerous CTE programs as well as serving students as a School of Choice High School that focuses on academic rigor and college readiness.