Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants, under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, work closely with patients and provide assistance with daily living tasks, such as dressing, bathing and feeding. Job opportunities include nursing homes, hospitals, hospice programs, rehabilitation centers and home care agencies.


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.

Mid-South Community College offers degree and certificate programs to meet student and community needs. Program courses address general education knowledge as well as behaviors needed for good citizenship and successful careers. Goals and course objectives are listed in the colleges catalog under Academic Programs to inform students so that they can better relate their college studies to their personal educational and career goals.

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


Potential Careers & Earnings

Nursing Assistant | $20,566 – $30,867

These salaries are based on information from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education and 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.

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