Train to Work in Health Care

Easterseals Arc’s health care learning lab prepares participants for rewarding careers as certified nurse assistants (CNAs). As a CNA you can begin an entry-level career in the healthcare field. CNAs work under the direction of nurses in a variety of healthcare settings.

A manikin lies in a bed in a mock hospital room
A hospital bed tray with plastic dishware
A manikin lies in a hospital bed

About the Program

A certified nurse aide is an individual who works primarily in long-term care facilities or nursing homes. The CNA assists residents with activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, or eating.

This program is open to individuals with and without disabilities. It combines classroom instruction and hands-on skills training in our fully equipped health care learning lab with clinical training hours at a local senior community.


The Easterseals Arc program has been approved by the Indiana Board of Health and follows the established curriculum, which includes:

  • Infection control
  • Emergency procedures
  • Basic nursing skills, such as taking vital signs and measuring height and weight
  • Positioning and transfers
  • Activities of daily living, such as bathing, grooming and dressing
  • Nutrition, feeding and hydration
  • Skin care
  • Other essential skills

Program Schedule

  • 4 to 6 weeks
  • Mondays through Thursdays; time frame varies
  • Fridays will be used for make-up days if needed
  • Classroom instruction and hands-on skills training will take place in Easterseals Arc’s health care learning lab at 4919 Projects Drive

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions for more program information.

Next Cohort

Dates: TBD


  • Lectures: TBD
  • Clinicals: TBD

Cost: Cost is $890 plus test fees. Scholarships are available.

Application and scholarship deadline:  TBD

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Service Locations

Easterseals Arc

For more information about enrolling in services, please contact us at or 260.456.4534 

Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

4919 Coldwater Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825


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