Mat-Su Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program

A New Nurse Aide Training Program in the Mat-Su Valley


Make a Difference

As a CNA you will perform various direct patient care activities including: collecting samples and measuring urinary output, documenting interactions with patients and the care provided, gathering vital signs, and assisting physicians and nursing staff members with procedures.

Short and Sweet

We offer a six week program to give you the skills, training, and experience you need to start your new career as a CNA. Upon successful completion of the program you will be able to apply for testing with the Alaska Board of Nursing in order to obtain your Nurse Aide Certification.

Hands-On Learning

The Mat-Su CNA Training Program is a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on learning in a skills lab, and clinical training where you will interact directly with residents and patients.

Your Success Starts Here

Gain Flexibility

As a Nurse Aide, you can work in a variety of settings: home health, assisted living, extended living, acute care and skilled nursing facilities

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 $14.61 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

The Mat-Su Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program is a new Nurse Aide Training Program in the Mat-Su Valley, approved by the Alaska Board of Nursing in November 2020. We offer a six-week program which is a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on learning in a skills lab, and clinical training where you will interact directly with residents and patients. Mat-Su CNA Training Program is temporarily housed within Maple Springs of Palmer for classroom lecture 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 the medical offices of Dr. John Boston in Wasilla.