Nurse Aide Program in Bridgeport & Danbury CT

The Nurse Aide program at Training Direct is geared towards preparing students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain an entry-level position as a Nurse’s Aide in a healthcare facility. Students enrolled in our Nurse Aide training are able to receive both in-class instruction (55 hours) and clinical experience (45 hours). Throughout the course and as apart of their training, students will be exposed to varied patient populations, different types of medical equipment and professionals working in the healthcare field, which can provide a strong foundation for becoming a Nurse’s Aide.

Looking for CNA classes in Connecticut?

For those who may be looking for CNA classes in Connecticut, Training Direct offers a Nurse Aide program.  Training Direct’s Nurse Aide program is currently offered at our Bridgeport, CT and Danbury, CT locations. Day, evening, and weekend classes are available, but schedule availability will vary by campus.

The Nurse Aide program at Training Direct also meets the Connecticut Department of Health Services guideline for eligibility to take the state Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Exam. For those wishing to obtain gainful employment as an CNA, licensure is required by the State of Connecticut.

What Classes Will I Take?

Nurse Aide CNA training
Students enrolled in the Nurse Aide program at Training Direct will be exposed to a variety of topics in their classes, including:

  • Introduction to the human body
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Infection control
  • Taking and recording vital signs
  • Patient care procedures
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Preserving privacy and confidentiality under HIPPA
  • …and more!
  • To receive more info on our Nurse Aide program, Contact Us!

Nurse Aide Jobs and Career Outlook

A career as a Nurse Aide can be a rewarding and challenging occupation in the healthcare field. Nurse Aides provide basic care and assist residents with daily activities which may include, but are not limited to cleaning and bathing, dressing, turning and transferring patients, listening to patients health concerns and communicating them to a nurse, taking patient vital signs, and serving meals and helping patients eat.

Upon CNA certification, Nurse Aides most often work in nursing care facilities; however, they may also be found working in hospitals, residential care facilities, and with home health care service providers. Graduates who successfully complete the Nurse Aide program at Training Direct will be eligible to take the State of Connecticut Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Competency Evaluation.

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of nursing assistants and orderlies (positions that can be filled by Nurse Aides) is projected to grow by 11% from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.*

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Training Direct For Your Nurse Aide Training

  1. You can complete the Nurse Aide program in as little as 3-4 weeks!
  2. Training Direct’s Nurse Aide program offers hands-on training in both the classroom and in a clinical setting.
  3. Career services assistance is available to graduates of the Nurse Aide program.


*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nursing Assistants and Orderlies, on the Internet at (visited July 22, 2018).