Utah Nurse Aide Classes

Have you always wanted to become a CNA? We currently have two great options!

3 weeks to become a CNA!

If you know you’ve always wanted to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and want to dedicate 3 short weeks 9:00 am- 5:00 pm Monday-Friday and already be able to take the State Test and start working with us, our CNA Classes are for you!

2 days to become a TNA!

If you would like to get a feel for what it’s like and are more of an on the job learner, during the COVID-19 pandemic we have a Temporary Nurse Aide (TNA) Course that might be the right fit for you. This course is two days: the first day covers knowledge, which concludes with a test that you have to pass to move on to the second day. The second day covers skills, more hands on training. If you pass the class you can then begin training at our facility on your third day! After you complete your on-the-job training and if you’re a good fit, you’ll do our TNA-CNA class that will prepare you to take the State test.

In either CNA or TNA course that you chose to take, if you pass, you’ll be an employee of Avalon, tuition is covered, and we pay for you to take the State test. The expectation is that you’ll work with us for at least 90 days, but we hope it’ll be the first step in a long career with us!

To apply for either class, you must be 18 years or older. These courses are intended to get you hired by an Avalon affiliated skilled nursing facility. To be employed by Avalon Health Care, you must pass a drug test, federal background check, TB Test, and References Checks in order to take either course and work with us.


If there’s no job listed when you click a link, try the next closest location, or contact that area’s recruiter for more information.


• Contact Sarah Harrison at 801-897-0576 sarah.harrison@avalonhealthcare.com



• Contact Michelle Brooks at 435-553-5917 michelle.brooks@avalonhealthcare.com



• Contact Victoria Vo at 801-613-2344 victoria.vo@avalonhealthcare.com



• Contact Brenna Monsen at 801-325-0161 Brenna.Monsen@AvalonHealthCare.com




1. What is this job?

Either our CNA or TNA class will prepare you to provide resident care at our facilities, that could include helping residents with bathing, dressing, feeding, restorative care, and more. The exact roles and responsibilities will be determined by the facility.

2. Is any experience necessary?

No prior health care experience is necessary. This is a rewarding, entry-level opportunity for anyone who is looking to make ends meet and/or wants to support our seniors and individuals with disabilities during this crisis and serve shoulder-to-shoulder with our health care worker heroes.

3. Do I have to pay to take the course?

No. The course is free.

4. If I take the test and do not score 80% or higher, can I take it again?

Yes, you may take the test up to three times. If you do not pass the test after the third attempt, you will be asked to take the course again at no charge.

5. If I want to keep working in long term care, what might I do after this temporary job?

We have a TNA to CNA Course that’s would be two days a week for four weeks that you can do while working with us as TNA. To get into this course you must first complete your on the job training, be approved by your facility, and wait until the next TNA to CNA Course starts. At the end of this course you’ll be able to take the State Test to get Certified as a CNA if you pass.