Want A Career in Healthcare?

Get your Certified Nursing Assistant certification in Bonners Ferry through North Idaho College and Boundary Community Hospital

Classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays (days) in Bonners Ferry at the Fry Healthcare Education Center (on Kaniksu Street across from the main hospital building).

In affiliation with North Idaho College (NIC), Boundary Community Hospital provides classes to earn a State of Idaho certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) four times a year. The course consists of 120 hours of instruction: 80 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of clinical experience. At the end of the 120 hours of training, the student will take a certification examination at the North Idaho Workforce Training Center in Post Falls, Idaho.

When certified, the Nursing Assistant can work throughout the State of Idaho and within those states that have a reciprocity agreement with the State of Idaho.

CNA training can begin as early as age 16 with no maximum age limit. A high school or college diploma is not a prerequisite for either the training or the certification. Graduates are work-ready.

Class meets at the Fry Healthcare Education Center, across from the hospital, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.

CNA Semester Schedule

  • 2019 Summer Semester – June 11 through August 18 – REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER SEMESTER
  • 2019 Fall Semester – October through December
  • 2020 Winter Semester – January through March
  • 2020 Spring Semester – March through May

Contact (208) 267-3141 ext 4312; Email

Tracey Maas, RN has been a CNA instructor since the 1990s. Tracey Maas is a compassionate and knowledgeable instructor working with the students to succeed in learning the subject material.

Scholarships May Be Available

Please ask Tracey if scholarships are available for the semester you are registering for. CNA scholarships may be offered by Boundary Community Hospital to cover the cost of Tuition. Scholarship recipients may be offered a CNA position in Boundary Community Hospital’s award-winning Extended Care Facility.* Students will have to pay for their Gate belt and testing fees.

See the Boundary Community Hospital Careers page for current CNA opportunities.

CNA Scholarship May Be Available for Summer 2019 Semester

Boundary Community Hospital is honored to sponsor scholarships for locals to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). The scholarship will cover tuition and books,* and results in a job where you can bring your heart to work.

How to apply: Complete the application at our career website or pick up an application at the BCH Human Resources Office in Building C across from Outpatient Services off Comanche Street.
Requirements: Must have solid work history and positive references

  • Must be able to work at Boundary Community Hospital Extended Care Facility for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must be able to pass a drug and Tuberculosis test and a criminal history background checks (State regulations).
  • Applicants must work some weekend shifts.

Value of Scholarship: $800 for tuition. *Students pay exam fees of $100 to NIC and gait belt cost ($8.50).
Class Schedule: June 11 through August, 2019 Tuesdays and Thursdays (8 week course).
Application Deadline: TBD
CNA’s base wage is $11.72/hr. + per diem pay + evening + weekend pay up to $15.47/hr. possible.
Contact: Instructor Tracey Maas, RN at 208-267-3141 x 4312 or

Bring Your Heart to Work at Boundary Community Hospital Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Summer Semester June 11 – August 18, 2019