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Certified Nursing Assistant Plus (CNA+)

Start your healthcare career earlier, impacting your life and the lives of patients. 

The CNA+ program is a unique class that combines three healthcare courses - Certified Nursing Aide, Medication Aide and Phlebotomy - into one 15-week course saving students time and money.

Program Perks
  • The hybrid course gives students the flexibility to complete online coursework on their schedule while meeting weekly due dates.
  • Students at NMC benefit from our hands-on approach to learning, smaller class sizes and faculty that cares about their success.
  • NMC's excellent reputation means graduates are in demand for positions working with patients of all ages in various settings.
  • State testing occurs simultaneously throughout the program for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Medication Aide (MA) after completing training and skills.
  • Program tuition of $2,000 includes all course content, required textbooks, one set of scrubs, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals, and clinical and on-site state testing for CNA.
Program Application 
  • The CNA Plus Hybrid Course will run from 7/5/2023 to 10/14/2023 for online lecture and assignments with a weekly on-campus lab. Clinical will be September 25th - October 14th at various locations throughout the community.

  • Application is open through 6/14/2023 4:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada). Upon acceptance the $250.00 deposit is due within five business days. The remaining balance is due by 06/14/2023

Accreditation & Licensure

Nebraska Methodist College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certification examination enabling them to be certified Phlebotomy Technician, PBT (ASCP).

Admissions Information


  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school graduate with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required
  • Demonstration of good written and verbal
  • Demonstration of success in science from either high school or college
  • Medical Terminology course is recommended, but not required
  • Ability to meet the technical standards for performance
  • No history of abuse or neglect on your record
  • Proof of vaccines: COVID, varicella, MMR, flu*, Hep B*, Tdap*, and TB skin test. *can decline

For more information contact (402) 354-7203,


The following items must be submitted in order to complete the application process and secure your place in the class:

  • CNA+ Application (includes a written statement)
  • Official high school transcript or GED test scores, if applicable
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended, if applicable


Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted from deadlines throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and students will be notified of their acceptance by email or phone.

Deadline: 6/14/23   Program Start: 7/5/23

Costs & Required Materials

NMC is committed to helping you find every avenue to finance your education. View the Tuition by Program & Degree page for a comprehensive list of all fees.

Cost of Program


Additional Supplies

Watch with second hand or digital watch that includes seconds.

Optional Items

Clinical bag, blood pressure cuff, and stethoscope
All required & optional materials are available for purchase at the campus bookstore.

Employee Education Benefits

Employees of Methodist Health System can find details on the MHS Intranet.


Week 1 CNA Lab
Week 2 CNA Lab
Week 3


CNA Clinical

CNA State Testing

Week 4

Medication Aide Lab

Phlebotomy Orientation and Phlebotomy Lab 1

Week 5 Medication Aide Lab
Week 6 Phlebotomy Lab-2
Week 7 Phlebotomy Lab-3
Week 8 Phlebotomy Lab-4
Week 9 Phlebotomy Lab-5
Week 10 Phlebotomy Lab-6
Week 11 Phlebotomy Lab-7
Week 12 Phlebotomy Lab-8 and Lab Practical Exam
Week 13 Phlebotomy Clinical Externship 40 Hours
Week 14 Phlebotomy Clinical Externship 40 Hours
Week 15 Phlebotomy Clinical Externship 40 Hours


Meet the Faculty

Our nursing faculty are highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use. While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal and professional experiences. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter and it shows.

Meet the Faculty
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Written Statement (included in application)

Write one to two paragraphs to answer each question.

  1. Describe a problem that you have solved, or a problem that you would like to solve. Explain how you came to a solution, or would come to a solution
  2. What strengths do you have that would make you a good match for the CNA+ program at Nebraska Methodist college?
  3. What are your future career goals?

Technical Standards


Technical Standards

It is your responsibility to understand the duties, responsibilities, skills and abilities required of  your chosen program/profession. In addition to the technical standards as described below, please review the information. Certain capabilities are required for the successful practice  The student must:

  • Be able to walk, stand and sit for periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, lift and carry.
  • Have manual dexterity, good motor skills, and eye-hand coordination.
  • Possess visual acuity, sufficient to allow for differentiation of colors, reading pre-printed labels and requisitions, and identifying patients.
  • Possess verbal, nonverbal, and auditory skills adequate for transmitting and receiving information from patient and hospital personnel.  The student must read, write, speak, and comprehend English with sufficient skill to communicate.
  • Be aware at all times of tasks being performed, and alert to the well-being of the patient.
  • Exhibit behavioral and social skills that are acceptable to the college and clinical setting.
  • Dispose of contaminated sharps, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, and policies.
  • Organize or clean blood-drawing trays, ensuring that all instruments are sterile and all needles, syringes, or related items are of first-time use.
  • Draw blood from veins by vacuum tube, syringe, or butterfly venipuncture methods
  • Match laboratory requisition forms to specimen tubes.
  • Dispose of blood or other biohazard fluids or tissue, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, or policies

Applications will be reviewed once all criteria has been met. This includes the online application with application fee, written statement, and official transcripts from high school and any colleges attended. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Selected students will be contacted by email.

Please email your official transcript(s) to or mail to the following address exactly as listed:

To apply, the following items must be submitted to the Admissions Office:

  • Written statement
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official GED test scores, if applicable
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended