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Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)

Certified Nurse's Aide

Program Director

Jamie Boyd, Ph.D., FNP-BC, APRN-BC
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Certified Nurse's Aide (CNA) Online

Whether you’re just starting your career or ready for a change, now more than ever is the time to consider becoming a Nurse make a difference in the lives of those who need it most.

Windward Community College has recently created a new online program to help you safely distance learn.

As a CNA, you will be an important part of Hawaii’s health care, with knowledge and skills that are always in demand. Windward Community College’s CNA training program prepares students with the information and the experience needed to become a Nurse Aide who can provide quality care for residents and kupuna in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health care and hospice settings.

With an emphasis on Hawaiian traditions in medicine, academics and hands-on skills training, graduates of the CNA program are well prepared for the requirements to pass the state certification exam and ready to be successfully employed or pursue a higher degree in the health care field.

Students who wish to advance their education have options. Completion of the CNA program is the first step in the Nursing Career Pathway and Indigenous Health Pathway to UH West O‘ahu. In addition, students who apply to the CNA Apprenticeship program for practice in premiere settings while earning a wage may also be eligible for tuition support to pursue higher education.

Class meets: Windward CC
Dates: Monday – Thursday
Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: $2,450*
(does not include supplies: scrubs/shoes/watch with second hand)

Class meets: online
Dates: Monday – Thursday
Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost: $2,855*
(includes: uniform and book)

*Tuition assistance and support services available for those who qualify.

Oct 19–Dec 11 has been filled.

If you are interested in this course please contact Sydney Dickerson at or call (808) 235-7316.

Oahu Back to Work -  Free Job Training (limited offer)

Participants must be:
  • Residents of the City and County of Honolulu, and
  • Have their job situation affected by COVID-19 impacts (e.g. furloughed, lost hours, or unemployed)
Dr. Jamie Boyd
Dr. Jamie Boyd is a family nurse practitioner, nurse researcher and associate professor with the University of Hawai’i. Jamie holds a Ph. D. in Nursing from the University of Hawaii at Manoa,  is a fellow of the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence and studied food as medicine. She is also affiliated with the Na Liko Noelo program of ‘Imi Hale – The Native Hawaiian Cancer Awareness, Research and Training Network. Jamie designed Hawaii’s first Nursing Pathway supporting under served students to access entry-level health career training and ascend to living wage jobs via a Nurse Aide to LPN to RN program. By design, her Pathway model engages students in self-governance to manage the Pathway while simultaneously training participants to be community leaders, stewards, and models of healthy living.
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