Pilot Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA) designed as a training opportunity for diverse and minority students to enter

Pilot Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA) is targeted at providing opportunities for diverse and minority students who come from under-served and marginalized populations to learn through health education, training, practice, and final certification. The program will emphasize understanding our present health care systems, explore avenues for advancement, and use Open Educational Resources (OER) in allied health professions and health science fields, as required resources and tools for this success. Our program is designed to include resources from the National Library of Medicine, i.e. PubMed, Clinical Trials.gov, and MedlinePlus.


Project Lead: Southern Connecticut State University
Project Lead: Antoinette Towle


Age Group: Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Geographic Type: Medically Underserved Areas/Populations, Urban
Issues & Interests: Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Populations
Roles of Participants Project is Intended to Serve: Health Professional

Award Details

Funding Source: Region 7
Project Category: Outreach
Period of Performance: Jul 28, 2022 - Apr 30, 2023
Project Status: Awarded

Project Funding

Federal Fiscal Year 2021: $19,999
Federal Fiscal Year 2022: $19,915