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​HLTH5100 - Nurse Aide Training Program

​Course Description
The Nurse Aide Training Program focuses on the fundamentals of nursing and care giving techniques. The 150-hour course consists of five modules. Instructors deliver an intensive hands-on approach to prepare participants with the vocational skills to be a skilled healthcare provider. Participants develop knowledge and skills through theory and practice in the classroom and nursing lab settings. 

Upon successful completion of the course and the state examination, participants are credentialed as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and a member of the Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry. 

Graduates of the Nurse Aide program are also eligible to enroll in the Nurse Aide II: Patient Care Technician Program. 

Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be able to:
1. Apply standard precautions in the provision of care.
2. Demonstrate appropriate skills to assist the resident in attaining and maintaining independence.
3. Execute safe and effective personal care and hygiene when assisting with activities of daily living.
4. Employ the use of residents rights as defined by state and federal agencies.
5. Assess and respond to the social and mental health needs of the resident related to the aging process and impaired cognition.


No high school diploma required. *Minimum 9th grade reading level required. Complete and turn in Nurse Aide Application Form (PDF), Non-credit Registration Form (PDF), Physical Examination Clearance Form (PDF), and current criminal abstract.
*Placement test can be taken Monday - Thursday from 8am - 2pm. Please call the office at 455-0477 two business days in advance.

​Tuition Assistance Available
for Nurse Aide Training

With support from a generous grant from Assisted Living Options Hawaii (ALOH), the Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society (HPGS) is offering an Eldercare Worker Training Award for $500 (while funds last). Our Nurse Aide Training Program qualifies for this award. Please click the button below to apply, or email Jan Thurman for further assistance.

​​Click The Button Below For Course Schedules And Registration

oCEWD's Partner on The leeward coast - wai‘anae health academy

Founded by the Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) the Wai‘anae Health Academy (WHA) began working with OCEWD to provide training opportunities for those interested in healthcare careers.WHA cohorts in Nurse Aide, Medical Coding and BillingPharmacy TechnicianAdult Residential Care, and Patient Service Representative, are offered to those who qualify for funding* which was developed to enable Native Hawaiian students to enter and complete post-secondary education programs. 

OCEWD is grateful for the opportunity to partner with WHA, and we look forward to providing future training for those on the Leeward Coast. 

*Made possible through funding from the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP), an agency of the U.S. Department of Education,and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
​Our Nurse Aide cohort, from Wai'anae Health Academy (WHA), proudly poses with instructor Mona Gregory. This group recently completed their training and will sit for the state exam.

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All course details and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.