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MSAD#1 Adult & Community Education

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Application

with Christine McPherson



Only 4 days left to register and 3 seats left!

Provides necessary theory and skills to obtain employment as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Applications are available at the Adult & Community Education office. Cost includes book, pin, CPR training, criminal background check, and State exam fee. Offered in cooperation with the Presque Isle Rehab and Nursing Center. The class fee is $849. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive a phone call to set up an interview.

Complete the application through the registration process on this site or dowload and complete.


The objective of this course is to provide a means of acquiring basic nursing techniques and skills designed to furnish the graduate with entry-level skills in the health field. 

The experience gained as a Certified Nurse Assistant also enables the individual to consider and pursue upward mobility in the health services as opportunities arise. 

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

a. Maintain a proper physical and emotional patient environment

b. Report and record observations

c. Provide assistance in personal hygiene

d. Assist with body movement and ambulation

e. Assist with nutrition and elimination

f. Assist in emergency situations

g. Communicate in an effective, positive manner

h. Assist the registered professional nurse to provide general patient care. 

General Information 

The course will consist of 180 hours of instruction. 90 hours will be spent in classroom, 20 hours laboratory instruction, and 70 hours will be devoted to supervised clinical experience and instruction. 

The classroom instruction will take place at the Presque Isle Rehab & Nursing Center. The clinical portion of the program will take place at various facilities in the area. The classroom and clinical course schedule will be distributed during the first class meeting. 

Admission Requirements 

a. Minimum age of 16.

b. Ability to read or write English.

c. Grade level 9.0 or higher, preferably 12.9.

d. Able to pass a State Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.

e. Good physical and mental health. Good grooming and personal hygiene, absence of drug and alcohol abuse.

f. Demonstrate sincere compassion and understanding for elderly people. Dependable, reliable work habits. Dependable transportation.

g. Physical Exam within the past year - statement from a physician stating the candidate is physically capable of doing C.N.A. work.

h. Immunization MMR, unless born before 1956. All immunizations and testing required by the cooperating facility, including Hepatitis B. Evidence of negative T.B. test or negative chest x-ray. 

  • Feb 24 - Jun 1st, 2020
    Mon, Thu, and Sat for 13 weeks from 3:00 - 8:30 pm

    Will run

Presque Isle High School


79 Blake Street, Suite 2
Presque Isle, ME 04769 Get directions


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