Accelerated Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program

Criticare Medical’s comprehensive CNA program equips individuals with the essential knowledge and skills required to fulfill certification requirements as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Designed to prepare candidates for successful employment in the healthcare sector, our program ensures thorough training and proficiency in CNA duties. 

How does our Accelerated CNA Program Work?

Step 1: Complete 2-weeks Online using our Cinematic Health Ready CNA Curriculum from the comfort of your home 
Step 2: Then attend 1-week of in-person hands on clinical skills in a Lab 
Step 3: Complete a 2-week Clinical Internship at a local Atlanta Long Term Care Facility

Step 4: Write and Pass your State of Georgia CNA Licensing Exam

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are career ready in just 5 weeks to work in a variety of long-term care, acute care, and home and community based settings.


June 11 2024 – June 16 2024  (CLOSED)
July 23 2024 – August 27 2024 (ENROLLING NOW)
September 3 2024 – October 8 2024 
October 15 2024 – November 19 2024

Watch the Ready CNA Course Trailer Below


Award: Certificate

Learning Model: Blended Delivery using Ready CNA Program 

Duration: Weekday Day – 5 weeks.
2-weeks Online (Ready CNA Program)
1 week Lab (In-person)
2-week Clinical Internship

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are career ready in just 5 weeks to work in a variety of long-term care, acute care, and home and community based settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs)
  • Home Health
  • Home Care
  • Adult Family Home
  • Adult Day Care
  • Boarding Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Nursing Homes
  • Continuous Care Retirement Center (CCRC)

Program Details

The program details for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course are outlined below, highlighting comprehensive training in patient care with a focus on providing social and emotional support. The curriculum equips students with essential skills for basic nursing care and daily living tasks, cultivating a compassionate and proficient healthcare workforce.

Program Length

The entire duration of the training includes 113-hours of training, consisting of 73 hours of instruction (including 33 hours of Lab skills practice/certification exam preparation) and 40 hours of supervised clinical experience at Nursing Home.

Fee Structure

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Program CostAdministration Fee (Not Included in Tuition – Non-refundable)$100Online LMS Access Fee (Non-refundable)$439Program Fee (Paid after acceptance)$1,061Total Tuition Cost (Administrative + LMS + Program Fee)$1,600

Call us at +1 (678) 404-7349 to know more on fees structure and payment options available.

Credentials and Certifications

Upon successful completion of the CNA training program and full payment of all class fees, you will receive a CNA Class Completion Certificate issued by Criticare Medical Institute which is required to register for the NNAAP Certification exam.

After you have passed the certification exams candidates you will be listed on the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry and are then eligible for employment as a Nurse Aide.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be age 17 or older by the first day of training, unless exception is granted by Director.You must be able to read and speak English and be able to have basic computer knowledge to operate the CNAready program of the online theory.You must NOT have been convicted of a felony crime within the last 10 years and/or have a current felony charge pending (including under the first offender program). Pregnant applicants are asked to provide a letter from their physician giving permission for them to lift heavy objects.You must provide by the first day of class, documentation, dated within the last 12 months stating a negative PPD (TB exposure) skin test or chest x-ray results indicating no TB.

Documents Required

Completion of an CNA enrollment application packet from Criticare Medical Institute.

Completed finger printed report of Criminal Record Report and Consent form for Criminal Record Report, dated within the last 30 days.

A negative TB skin test or chest x-ray (if applicable) and immunization records (if applicable) within two (2) weeks of admission

$100 non-refundable Application fee

Provide two forms of Identification – one (1) must be a government issued picture identification and one (1) must be a valid Social Security Card. Names on both forms of ID must match.

Begin CNA Program Application

To begin the CNA Program Application  CLICK HERE

Program Outcomes

This program prepares individuals to apply knowledge and skill training necessary to complete requirements for certification as a Certified Nurse Assistant and be qualified to seek employment as a Certified Nurse Aide.

Every effort is made to ensure that you succeed during your time as a student. If you find yourself in need of additional assistance, contact your program instructor for specific days that are specifically for tutoring. You may also contact your instructor by email to set up oneonone tutoring sessions for your specific program.

Networking and Other Events

Occasionally, Criticare Medical Institute may offer events to allow students to network with potential employers. Students will be given advanced notice by their program faculty so they can be plan to attend if desired.

Employment Assistance

As a student, our goal is for you to be prepared to enter into the field of healthcare and obtain employment. We do commit to assist with job related activities including resume assistance, interview coaching, etc

Book An Appointment With Us

Take the first step toward becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Criticare Medical Institute. Book a 30 minute free session with us to know more about our CNA program and its benefits on your career.