Certified Nurse's Assistant Training Program

QWE Practice Guideline: 311: Develop relationships with local organizations and the business community to provide opportunities for enhancing skills development and employment

Target group: All organizations that employ persons with disabilities

Practice Description

Certified Nurse’s Assistant Training Program was created by developing relationships and collaborating with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.  Upon completion of coursework, students may sit for the Tennessee State Nurse Aide Training (NAT) exam and become a State-Certified Nursing Assistant.

Resources Needed

Subject matter experts/trainers

  • Certified nursing instructor or partnership
  • Nursing equipment and lab, or access to them

Implementation Process


  • Build connections with local schools, referral sources, and members of the healthcare community to offer certified nurse’s assistant training.


  • Standard operating procedures
  • Training curriculum
  • Job aids


  • Increased upward mobility
  • Increased community connections

NPA: Goodwill Industries Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Date Submitted: 2013
Website: https://www.gwiktn.org/cna