Coastal Bend College has been named in the top 35 affordable Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Programs by MedicalFieldCareers.com. Coming in at number 33, CBC is the only program recognized from the great state of Texas.
“We are very proud of our CNA students. The CNA program is a very important part of our Allied Health area, said Loanna Hernandez, Assistant Dean of Allied Health. “The CNA program gives students a look early on of what to expect from the allied health field.”
The Top 35 Affordable CNA Programs achieve this accolade by focusing on not only tuition costs and other measures of affordability, but by factoring in criterion such as studentto faculty ratio, accreditations, number of courses available, to name a few. This methodology allowed them to identify 35 highlyaffordable programs that compare favorably with any CNA training course in the country.
There is a strong nationwide demand for CNAs throughout the country with a projected 17 percent growth in new jobs for nursing assistants through 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A CNA’s role includes focusing on basic patient care and is a great stepping stone to other careers in nursing.
For more information about the nursing program, please visit our website at coastalbend.edu.