Certified Nursing Assistant

Become a Nursing Assistant and enjoy the rewards of this front-line medical field. This program prepares you to work in a home or hospital and perform everyday living tasks for seniors, chronically sick, or recovering patients who cannot care for themselves. Plus this is the first step to becoming a registered nurse, and you can actually earn while you learn.



The Certificate of Proficiency in Nursing Assistant provides students with academic and clinical education in nursing-related services for long term residents.

The program focuses on classroom and lab training including communication skills, infection prevention and control, safety/ emergency procedures/residents’ rights, personal care, basic nursing skills, and basic restorative services. The final weeks allow the students to practice their classroom and lab skills under instructor supervision in long-term care facilities. Upon successful completion of this semester program, students will receive a certificate of proficiency and will sit for the State of Arkansas CNA exam.

For more information about programs offered at Mid-South Community College or how to register, contact the Admissions Office at 870.733.6728 or email admissions@midsouthcc.edu.

Potential Careers & Earnings

Nursing Assistant | $20,566 – $30,867

These salaries are based on information from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education and salary.com. They reflect earnings for employees with several years of experience.

Students with disabilities verified by a qualified physician are entitled
to reasonable accommodations needed to complete their educational goals while attending MSCC.
For Gainful Employment information, please visit http://www.midsouthcc.edu/financialaid/gainful-employment/