CNA program planned for January 2022

Nurse Assistants

New River Community and Technical College is offering a six-week certified nursing assistant (CNA) class at the Nicholas County Campus in Summersville starting January 3, 2022. 

“This program is about giving students the best start in nursing to help them establish their career and to help the community as they apply what they learn in caring for others,” explained Instructor Michelle Johnson. 

Johnson has worked in nursing for over 40 years. She is a registered nurse and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Johnson has taught in New River CTC’s practical nursing program for 13 years. She has experience in surgical, medical surgical, cardiac care and geriatric care nursing and is currently working in clinical nursing with WVU Medicine. 

The CNA class will have an in-person lecture along with a lab and clinical component. The class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday. 

Tuition for the CNA class is $1,800 and includes textbooks, a background check, a drug test, uniforms, a stethoscope and exam fees. 

Preregistration for the class is required by Dec. 17, 2021. To register online, visit or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101, 

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.