Certified Nurse Aide

Due to COVID-19, Bitterroot College's Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program is on hold until medical/nursing facilities are able to admit students for clinical skills training.

Bitterroot College Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program is a Workforce Training program which does not require college admission.

This program teaches students the information and skills needed to work as nurse aides in a variety of health care venues including long‐term, home‐care, hospice care, and acute care settings. Program prepares students to take the Montana Certified Nurse Aide licensing exam.

Bitterroot College Certified Nurse Aide program provides 54 hours of classroom (didactic) instruction and 48 hours of clinical experience.

Application, Cost, Dates, and Deadlines

Next Program Offering

  • Application/Fee Deadline: TBD
  • Program Dates: TBD
  • Program Fee: TBD (see Program Information for fee assistance options)

► Download Program Information and Application

Future Program Dates

  • Future Program Start Dates
    • TBD

Employment Outlook

Nurse Assistant jobs are predicted to grow nationally by 11% between 2016 and 2026 and in Montana by 16% between 2016 and 2026. The median national annual salary for Nurse Assistants is $28,530; in Montana, the median annual salary is $26,350For more employment information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook, Projections Central, and Montana's Informational Wage Rates by Occupation.


Lea Guthrie
Continuing Education Director
(406) 375-0100