Become a Certified Nurse Aide! Classes start November 6 and December 3!
Watch this 60-second video on the 5 steps you can take to become a Certified Nurse Aide through RESQ Health & Safety Training's CNA program.
October 8 - October 31
Classroom and Clinicals:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
November 6 - December 16
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
NO CLINICALS ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND (November 24-25)
Classroom and Clinicals:
Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Program provides Indiana State Department of Health approved caregiver training. The program is designed to prepare students to successfully complete the Indiana State Certification Exam for CNAs and for employment in hospital, nursing facilities and long-term care settings. RESQ Health & Safety Training has an excellent student pass rate, and will provide comprehensive training to help ensure your success as a Certified Nurse Aide.
Course schedule formats:
The CNA program tuition is $1,099 and is an all-inclusive program. Tuition must be made in full prior to last week of class.
Federal law requires that once a nursing aide student is hired by any Medicare/Medicaid funded long term care facility, that facility must reimburse the student for the cost of his/her training program upon successful completion of the state test within one year of the program.
Per federal regulation 42 CFR 483.152(c)(1) states that “No nurse aide who is employed by, or who has received an offer of employment from, a facility on the date on which the aide begins a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program may be charged for any portion of the program (including any fees for textbooks or other required course materials).” Also, the federal regulation states at 42 CFR 483.152(c)(2), that “If an individual who is not employed, or does not have an offer to be employed, as a nurse aide becomes employed by, or receives an offer of employment from, a facility not later than 12 months after completing a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program, the State must provide for the reimbursement of costs incurred in completing the program on a prorated basis during the period in which the individual is employed as a nurse aide.” Only Medicare/Medicaid facilities have to reimburse training costs.
You will receive payment plan information during your orientation after you register for the program. In the interim, please feel free to contact our office with questions.
Please review our Refund Policy, provided during orientation, for more details.
WorkOne may pay for your CNA training as you seek a CNA position. Visit your local WorkOne office to learn more about what our friendly associates can do for you. Visit this website to find a location near you or call a WorkOne center today: https://www.in.gov/dwd/WorkOne/locations.html.
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A $400 registration deposit is required to reserve your seat in class. After the registration fee is paid, your remaining tuition balance is $699.
The registration fee is non-refundable once class begins. A cancellation fee of $50 will be assessed if you cancel before class begins.
NOTICE: Orientation must be completed at least one week prior to class!
Once you register and pay the registration fee, please schedule your orientation, which lasts approximately 1 hour.
Please bring a valid Driver’s License/State ID and Social Security Card to your orientation.
Department of Health Nurse Aide Curriculum:
Students are responsible for the content in the Indiana State Department of Health Nurse Aide Curriculum pages 1 to 153. To download the curriculum visit: http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/Indiana_Nurse_Aide_Curriculum.pdf
If your facility is paying RESQ directly for your tuition, please complete the following form and return to RESQ by one of the following methods:
- Mail to 5110 Commerce Square Drive, Suite A in Indianapolis, IN 46237, or
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Bring to your scheduled orientation at the main RESQ office at 5110 Commerce Square Drive in Indianapolis
All other forms will be completed during your orientation.
The Indiana State Department of Health mandates that all CNA students attend all classroom and all clinical instruction sessions. Students must be punctual and present for the entire session. If you are absent or tardy for a class or clinical, you must contact your instructor. It is at the discretion of the program director if/when time may be rescheduled. A No Call/No Show is immediate grounds for dismissal from the program.
NO TUITION REFUND WILL BE ISSUED RELATED TO ABSENCES AND/OR TARDINESS.
Due to the short duration of the CNA course, students are not permitted to miss any clinical dates. If you fail to attend ANY scheduled clinical sessions during your course, you will not be eligible to sit for the state examination. You may, however, be placed in the next available CNA course to fulfill your remaining requirements. Placement in the next CNA course is NOT guaranteed and is at the discretion of the Program Director.
Although we expect to see only the finest behavior from our students, we must be prepared for any contingency. As such, it is the policy of RESQ that resident safety is paramount. Any act by a RESQ student that places a resident, or any person who may not be listed herein, in danger, or causes him to fear for his safety, will be grounds for dismissal from the RESQ ISDH Nurse Aide Training Program. In addition, any act judged by RESQ staff to be negligent or reckless may serve as grounds for dismissal from the RESQ ISDH Nurse Aide Training Program. Finally, any deviation from the express direction of the instructor or program director during clinical training may be grounds for dismissal from the RESQ ISDH Nurse Aide Training Program. DISMISSAL WILL RESULT IN NO REFUND REGARDLESS OF LENGTH OF TIME IN PROGRAM.
Both the clinical instructors and the Program Director reserve the right to dismiss a student from clinical training, and therefore from the RESQ ISDH Nurse Aide Training Program in its entirety, for any sufficient grounds, including but not limited to the aforementioned, at any time. By affixing your signature to this document, you signify that you understand and agree to the terms above.
You will not be permitted to work with a dependent population (i.e. elderly or children) if you have been convicted of a crime against that population. An Indiana limited criminal history report is included in the tuition fee. Failure to disclose any convictions will result in dismissal from the RESQ CNA program with no tuition refund.
Once you've successfully completed CNA training and have worked for 1,000 hours (approximately 6 months full-time or 1 year part-time), you are then eligible for Qualified Medication Aide (QMA) training.
Becoming a QMA will allow you to administer medication under the direct supervision of a nurse. Typically, a CNA who is promoted to a QMA earns significantly more income.
Learn more about the QMA program and register when you are eligible.