As the largest provider of CNA education in the state, we recognize our responsibility to maintain safety, while continuing to educate and train CNAs.
For safety purposes, and to follow leadership guidelines, Starting June 1st students will be required to be fully vaccinated. Office staff will be responding to email and returning phone calls but they are available in person by appointment only.
All classes have been shifted to a hybrid online format.
49% is done online from your computer
51% is done in-person total of 51 hours (this includes labs, and clinical)
This is a recent change CNA programs not approved for the online hybrid course are to be 100% in person. The hybrid offers flexibility it has never been easier to become a CNA. Read more and register here.
Please review the following list of questions and answers that address the current situation and what you can expect down the road. Please, keep your calls to a minimum so we have time to deal with the situation.
Question: If classes are online, why do we have to come for Labs and Clinicals?
Answer: There are portions of the CNA program that simply cannot be taught or learned remotely. CNA Students are expected to perform vitally important skills at the state skills exam you will need practice with the proper equipment and professional guidance to learn these skills. Skills training sessions will be held with strict safety measures in place. Students will be screened and turned away upon suspicion of illness.
Question: Is the UNAR open?
Answer: No, but they are responding to emails and returning calls. On their website it says:
“In an effort to reduce the spread of Covid-19, the UNAR office is closed. Staff are continuing to meet the needs of our customers through email and phone messaging. You may drop off paperwork at the UNAR office, utilizing the drop box located in the UNAR hall of the Simmons Building as long as the Simmons Building remains open. Contents of the drop box will be collected Tuesday and Friday mornings and then quickly processed. Renewal paperwork will also be accepted through email during this time. You can reach UNAR staff by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 801-547-9947 and leaving a voice message. (www.utahcna.com)”
Question: Can we still test with the state?
Answer: Yes, but availability may be limited during this time. Testing sites make their own safety decisions on whether to be open to testing during this time. Some are open, some are not. UNAR is working to make sure testing continues to be available for students.
Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. Please follow state and federal guidelines for social distancing and maintain excellent hand hygiene. We are proud to serve our community with vital education in this time of need. Stay safe.
-Utah CNA Training Centers Staff