Apply to the CNA Institute for High School Students

(Baton Rouge, LA) – Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation is accepting applications for the College & Career Ready Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Institute for Baton Rouge are high school students. The CNA Institute, presented in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation, will take place April 12 – June 16, 2021. The deadline to apply has been extended to  April 5, 2021. Click here to apply.

The CNA Institute is designed for youth who are interested in health care careers. Participants who successfully complete the training program and pass the Louisiana state certification exams can become Certified Nursing Assistants.

The CNA Institute is available to high school students with a GPA of 2.5 of higher and who are ages 16 and older. Students should be at least 16 years old by the first day of the institute to be eligible for the program.

During the institute, participants will:

  • Complete classroom and clinical instruction necessary for certification in 10 weeks
  • Prepare for employment in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, hospitals and private medical agencies
  • Train to take vital signs and develop patient sensitivity skills
  • Assist with physical exams and obtain cultures
  • Develop communication skills to interact with patients and their families.

Click here to submit an application.

UREC’s College & Career Ready initiative is a 21st Century Community Learning Center providing after-school and summer learning programs through Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation and community partners. College & Career Ready programs include the Certified Nursing Assistant, Pre-Law, IGNITE Entrepreneurship and ACT Prep institutes. Community partners for the CNA Institute include: Blue Cross Blue Shield Louisiana Foundation, City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Department of Education, Capital One, Huey & Angelina Wilson Foundation, and ReCast of Greater Baton Rouge. MedAdvance Training will provide training.

For more information, contact Kathryn Robinson, UREC Youth Program Director, at (225) 356-8871 ext. 204 or