Mat-Su CNA Training Program

A New Certified Nursing Aide Training Program in the Mat-Su Valley

Our Mission

To improve the healthcare of Alaska by growing its workforce and preparing students with the skills, training, and experience needed to start a new career as a CNA.

Make a Difference

As a CNA, you will perform various direct patient care activities such as:

  • Assisting patients in dressing/undressing, bathing & eating
  • Collecting non-invasive body fluid specimens
  • Taking vital signs
  • Assisting physicians and nursing staff members with procedures as needed
  • Documenting interactions with patients and the care provided

Hands-On Learning

We offer a six-week training program that combines classroom instruction, hands-on learning in a skills lab, and clinical training where you will interact directly with residents and patients. After completing the program, you will be able to apply for testing with the Alaska Board of Nursing to obtain your Nurse Aide Certification in Alaska.

Your Success Starts Here

Gain Flexibility

As a Nurse Aide, you can work in a variety of settings: home health, assisted living, hospitals, skilled nursing, long-term care, sub-acute and acute care facilities, and more.

Invest in Yourself

In 2018 the Alaska Department of Labor reported the hourly CNA wage in the Anchorage/Mat-Su Area ranges to be from $14.50 to $23.50

Financial Aid

Mat-Su Health Foundation and Local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities offer scholarships that can cover the costs of the program

Approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing in November 2020. Mat-Su CNA Training program is temporarily housed within Maple Springs of Palmer for classroom lectures and skills lab. Our primary location for clinical training is Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. However, the program may also utilize opportunities for clinical training at Palmer Pioneer home and Maple Springs of Wasilla and Palmer.