We are a locally owned company and we take exceptional pride in providing our students a great experience throughout their CNA program. Aside from learning the skills necessary in the Healthcare profession, we also help you find employment as soon as possible. This is done through our network of partner agencies we work closely with. We also instill the confidence in you to successfully pass the Prometric exam towards becoming a State Certified CNA.
On the last day of our CNA program, we have our graduating students fill out a Satisfaction Survey asking them how they felt about their experience with us. Here are just a few comments from some of our past students.
"There are several things that I genuinely liked about my experience here at HHCA. The instructor Larry and administrator, Darren reassured me success in the future as a CNA with offering on-going courses and time to practice my Prometric skills after completing the course. I loved learning many new things in a field I want to pursue, meeting new people, making friends and volunteering at places such as Hale Makua. I could not think of one thing that would have made this experience any better than it is. Thank you for this amazing experience!"
"Everything! Iearned many things that I didn't know about. Thanks you so much." Norika Oberheim
"I've experienced a lot in class activities as well as learning how to take multiple choice test smartly. I've experienced working in groups to learn skills which benefits us in class. I had the best times in class as well has having good hands-on learning during our clinical part of the class."
"Training at Hawaii Healthcare is quick and rewarding at the same time. There's so much to take away by the end of the course, and everyone treats each other as family."
"I appreciated their time and consideration with helping me get through the course, alongside with everyone. I enjoyed having the guest speakers sharing their experiences and inspiring stories. I was happy that I made new friends, and it gave me the courage to share my personal experiences and also empathizing patients/residents during my clinicals. Thank you very much, I will forever cherish this experience !!!"
Gem Lyn Gonzales
"The class was a lot of fun and easy. Larry is a great instructor who makes learning easy. Both Larry and Darren have really helped make this possible. Thank You!"
Laura Ly Miller
"I really liked how the information was provided through not only text book but also through websites. These resources were easily accessible and provided different learning tools. Also liked how much aloha was shared from professors and class members. Guest speakers who spoke to the class gave us different perspective in the various area of a CNA career."
"The things I liked when I came to HHCA for CNA class is that I've learned a lot and it refreshed my mind. Larry and Darren taught us how to become a professional CNA someday and it really helped. HHCA are just like a real family for me because they are approachable every time, and if we don't know something they are willing to teach again just to make sure we know everything, because they see us in the near future becoming successful CNAs and possible RNs"
"Things are organized, they make sure everyone's comfortable with each other. The guidance and advice were the things that encouraged me until the end. The instructor is brilliant, good memory and teaching skills, things we're simplified for better understanding. I thought it would be hard for me to deal with different people of different cultures, but I was wrong. You guys rock! Thank you so much."
"Class was very helpful and learned a lot more to add to my knowledge. Awesome training. I feel that this class may help others to be successful for our community and self. "
Tammy Fetalvero Miles
"I liked it because I learned many skills. And going to Hale Makua was a fun experience for me."
Learning the right way of taking care of residents and going to Adult Day Care and Hale Makua and seeing what the residents are going through.
Very caring, fun. The learning experience has been awesome. Larry is a great teacher. Learning with him was fun. At lease he explained things for you to understand. Has been fabulous.
The experience that I loved most about Hawaii Healthcare Academy is the instructors are really good at being teachers. They explained and gave examples of everything.
Everything was a good experience.
I learned a lot from this school especially for taking care of a person. The best teachers I ever had! You guys are very open minded that's what I liked the most.
Well experienced and outstanding staff (teachers). Excellent educator for Heath Care and the openness of topic discussions. Speakers from different Health Care Agencies sharing their experiences and knowledge. The job opportunities and the caring for elderly with different illness and disabilities with love, patience and compassion. The experience at Adult Day Care and Hale Makua Nursing Home.
For me, it's all good. Larry is very helpful and smart and Darren professional too.....All good and All well done.
I enjoyed the friendly environment and the classes not being boring! Everything was great!
I enjoyed the many speakers that came and gave a talk so we cold better learn about the companies out there.
I enjoyed learning about what a NA does. I really liked the lectures and showing of the pictures from the book. I also liked going to Adult Care Center and Hale Makua. It was a great learning experience.
At class we got to hear different experiences and learn from each other experiences in healthcare field. Good examples and visual learning are provided in this course.
I'm so thankful for all the knowledge and the experiences that you'd shared with me in addition to what I had when I was studying as a student. I hope that this will be a good start for my success here in Hawaii. Thanks a lot to both Larry and Darren.
I liked the relaxed atmosphere. It is as if you are studying with friends or family. The lectures were clear and relevant. I looked forward to coming to class every night because it was never dull. You guys are excellent at what you do! Thank you!!!
Rilan Grace Domingo
Getting a CNA certificate at Hawaii Healthcare Academy was a great experience. I have made the right decision to get into the CNA class here. I learned a lot of things about being a CNA, not just by the books, but through one-on-one skills on how to render care to residents. Learning about cultural diversity, adjusting to different practices and how to deal with clients. I learned not just with my future as a CNA, but LIFE itself, knowing how to be independent and being more mature and grown.
Diana Marie B. Topinio
I LOVED IT!
Bill Ageton Sr.
Im so happy that I took this class. We learned a lot. We had a good time in class. Personally I learned so much in the lecture and skills. We had a very nice instructor and a very adaptive learning facility. Darren, Larry and Spencer are very accommodating too.
Rowena L. San Pedro
As a Mother of two kids with a full time job, I had a hard time to adjust my routine for this class. But because of determination and dreams to have a better future, I knew that this class would improve my life. For this class I experienced so many things that made me improve my life and broadens my knowledge of how to deal with people with different behaviors and different illnesses. I love this class and I wont ever forget it.
I like and love this experience. I learned a lot about different skills and knowledge about being a Nurse Assistant.
I loved it! Larry was extremely knowledgable and kept the class very interesting.
Bill Ageton Jr.
I like the way how the information was given to us, not only through the books but also visually.
Getting to know everyone and learning so much about Healthcare as well as taking care of the elderly and all people in general. Everything that Larry teaches basically taught me a whole lot. Either it was my first time hearing it or I've learned it before. It will all help me in my career path.
I would say one of the things I liked here is the location, and the openness to ask questions whenever we are not sure or don't know the answer. I also liked the friendliness of the teacher Larry, including Darren and Spencer. I also liked having a lot of guest speakers to know all the services we have in our community.
Overall it was very informative and a great experience as a first timer in being in Healthcare. Your partnerships with the Care - workforce outside is also very helpful to know that we are much needed out there. Larry is an inspiring teacher that shows passion in what he does in life. I now feel confident that I can provide care properly out there.
I like how we tackled the chapters with less stress environment. We can easily communicate with Larry and Spencer, especially when we have problems with (paper) requirements.
I have learned a lot in here, all the things needed to know about taking care of adults and how to deal with them. I also love this class because our teacher is really patient. This class is awesome and as well as the guest speaker that visited us.
Clarita R. Esteban
First of all, thank you so much for our brilliant instructor (Sir Larry Alirez). We love you so much Sir and keep you in our hearts. Thank you for the very organized facilities. I learn a lot from this school and thank you for bringing outside workforce to talk to us. Mahalo!
The most sincere and heart - felt "Thank You" to everyone. Thank you for providing us constant support and guidance and precious life lessons. We can now go/merge in the real world with confidence. I will truly miss this group! CNA CLASS 2016 :)
This day is truly a blessing on a time to reflect. I want to thank our professor/teacher Larry, for sharing his knowledge and also Darren, Spencer and Chat. Thank you also for my classmates for the happiness and sharing your food. I learned a lot.
Crizzle Jane Fernandez
I liked that the class was very supportive of one another and I appreciated Larry taking his time to explain when I was confused or didn't understand something completely. Great class. Very glad I can say I started my nursing career at Hawaii Healthcare Academy.
I had acquired enough knowledge about the NA's role of responsibilities and duties in different nursing facilities, such as long-term care, Adult Day Care, Home Healthcare, Hospices, etc; through a very smart, kind, and caring instructor. He always explained the lesson very well and if there were questions, he give his answers in detail. So, I thank Larry and Darren for accommodating me in this class. We enjoyed our class because everybody showed care for each other and had a lot of laughter. Hoping I'll be aboard at Maui Adult Day Care soon.
Tessie E. Pascual
The friendly atmosphere/learning environment. Meeting representatives from facilities/possible future employers/and Job possibilities.
My best experience from this class was gaining more knowledge for what I am doing. It was good to focus on the questions and understand the sentences. I learned when helping residents, you need to be patient with them and give a smile. The resident will like you when you make them happy.
I liked the lectures and especially doing our practice at Adult Day Care and Hale Makua. I've learned a lot from Sir Larry and enjoyed what you've done for me. Thanks a lot Sir Larry. God Bless!
Jerjen S. Ocampo
I highly appreciate your effort Sir Larry as well as Darren & Spencer but much more to you Sir Larry. I learned much especially that I graduated long time ago (1984). You're such a good mentor to everyone. God bless to all and thank you very much.
Frejulyn O. Juson
Room is conducive for learning and video presentations are helpful.
Aizel Arvee B. Ganal
Larry is the best instructor and Spencer is very helpful.
Jan Michael Bajillo
Was very informational and influential. Not only did it help me answer questions, it also gave me ideas how I should conduct myself in class.
The energy, environment and staff was very welcoming and made my experience enjoyable and fun. Very thorough teaching & knowledge from Larry helped me succeed almost perfect scores and prepared me to be a confident CNA. Keep doing what you're doing!
It's good that I learned many things and studied about medical procedures, especially how to take care of elderly people who needs somebody to care for them like NAs and apply what we have learned. Thanks a lot for you guys supervising us to learn the right things in class.
Marc Robin Marquez
I like your teaching, it was fun and easy to understand. You answered every questions by giving examples so that I can learn. It was fun and I know this is good for me and my family.
Sang Q. Bui
I experience a lot in this class and I learned a lot in a month. I like this program, it is very good and my teacher made it easy by the way he taught me. It was a great refreshing experience.
I learned a lot of new things from this class. This class gave me more experience. I feel good from my new experience and very glad to help people.
First thing I liked about the class was on how it was going; like laughing and talking about stories. The important thing is I learned a lot about skills like transferring devices when carrying a person and learning about using a thermometer. Second is I appreciated Spencer for the effort to give us certificates and Larry for his patience to teach. Therefore, I enjoyed it even if it was only for one month.
The clinicals was fun. I liked learning new things and being helpful.
Learning new things was very helpful to me to go on in the future. I learned a lot of new medical words. I had fun through out the whole class even though I had to go through a lot in my life. The three clinical experience was fun and helpful too.
Close knit class, more hands on and comfortable environment
I learned a lot. Larry was a great instructor. Enjoyed the class
Teacher Larry has a lot of knowledge in the nursing field, very friendly, we had a good team as students working together. Darren and Spenser were very helpful with our planning and information--it was great teamwork.
The teacher is da bomb, had a great class together and had a lot of book knowledge.
Amazing experience. Larry is very educated and his past experiences gave the class great value. I enjoyed coming to class and learning about the nursing field.
I loved the style of teaching and understanding from each of you. Family oriented, I loved everything. I'm thankful that I was able to enroll and complete the program. You all are always willing to help. Everything is wonderful the way it is.
I learned a lot and our instructor Larry did an awesome job teaching us. And it was very helpful that I took this class.
I liked the experience about how to take good care of a client
I learn a lot, especially on how to take care of elderly people.
Learning so much this course that will be helpful in our career.
Allan Jolan Timonera
I liked working with the residents at Hale Makua. Also, the "Prometrics game". That is a great way to practice for the eventuality of picking 3 skills at random for the real prometrics. Working with the CNA's at Hale Makua was great.
I learned a lot and it was an honor to be part of the class. It helped me a lot to start my career.
Hazel Joy Lorenzo
I learned a lot! I liked the way you assisted and trained us. I feel comfortable whenever we we discussed our lessons.
Elisabeth L. Rivera
Meeting new people and going to Hale Makua. Also liked that we got to keep textbooks and write in them. All together, I felt like I learned a lot and am prepared.
I like that we watched a lot of videos! Also l learned a lot of new things.
What I liked best from my experience throughout the course was in the bonding and family type relationship with everyone in the class as well as the instructor and administrator.
Nichole C. Antallan
I like best about my experience here with Hawaii Healthcare Academy is that the instructor helps a lot for us to understand the field that we're into.
I learn so much with this academy and I love helping the resident when we have clinicals, I feel like they are my family. I learn how to care for people that have disability and we had a good instructor.
Ara Anjiela Juario
The instructor moved the curriculum along at an excellent pace! The program itself is of high quality. I appreciated all the administrative organization and through website information. Everything was presented so professionally, approachable and inviting!
I have a lot of best experience in this school. Its hard to pick, all I can say is it's great to be surrounded with good people AWESOME!!!
I have learned a lot and and now I can use my experience to help my husband and others.
Jomalyn D. Gano
The whole experience was great especially at the "Adult Day Care" part. The experience helped me to become a better person. I think that that the Academy is perfect. Thank you Darren & Larry.
The laid back approach made it possible to continue CNA studies--especially after 16 years pause.
Everything, I really appreciate all the things I've learned for my/our future. I just want to thank our instructor. He did his best to teach everything that we needed to learn. It was a great, great experience, you guys did a lot for us, very fantastic. Thank you so much Sir Larry & Sir Darren.
Clinicals was very good and it gave me a good picture of what I want in the future. Classes were awesome and they were very informational.
The best thing about this class is that the professor and administrator believed in us and they were able to mold us into better versions of ourselves. I believe that this class doesn't have any bad critics. Everything was worth it, so I think it can't get any better.
Adrian Klein Bautista
Everything was great
The whole experience was very knowledgeable. The hands on experience was also the best over all. Larry the best instructor I've had by far. And Darren you are the best.
I really enjoyed this class! Larry and Darren you were both great and extremely helpful and encouraging! I loved the class interaction. It's nice to know I can come back to practice my skills before I take the Prometric test.
First of all, this class was awesome. I hope that this class would extend more time cause I'm enjoying it so much. I learned a lot of things not only in taking care of other people but on how to take care of yourself too. Thank you for the wonderful experience.
Jelly Ann Soliven
I got to make new friends and gain more knowledge in being a good nurse. Honestly, everything was a great experience! Thank you Mahalos
This class is very useful for me. I learned so much than my expectation. Thank you for the experience. Continue sharing the good service. God Bless.
I want to say thanks for being in this class. Larry and Darren have a lot of experience, and I learned a lot.
I really loved this class! I feel I've learned a lot and I'm very grateful for my teacher. He helped teach me in a way I could understand. I appreciate this class.
I liked the hours of class, guest speakers and exams.
I learned a lot. I had so much fun especially for the clinical
Convenience and attention to detail, guest speakers, binders and book, Larry did a great job, Darren and information was very helpful, thanks for all the coffee.
I thought the class was fun and moved at a good pace. I enjoyed taking tests quickly after studying the chapter.
I really liked how quick the class was. I do like the professionalism from Larry and Darren as a team. I felt like everything was very organized and I learned a lot.
Lots of learning and knowing about to take care of elderly people, good teaching and good job.
It was a pleasure to be part of Hawaii Healthcare Academy. I had a lot of fun. Larry thank you for everything and knowledge you always sharing to your students, your the best and Darren thank you so much your the best too. Your School is 100%
Sheryl de Peralta
Everything was great, class was fun.
I enjoyed EVERYTHING!
Arlene "Kinohi" Koa
Our instructors Larry and Darren, you guys are the best! They made me feel comfortable and welcomed. We always had fun while learning and it was never a dull moment with these two gentlemen.
Helvis Sillo "Kailani"
What I liked most about our class is that every time I come to school it's always fun and exciting everyday because of the people and our instructors Larry and Darren. I've learned a lot from them. I'm gonna miss all of you guys!
This has been very awesome. Class has been clean and neat. The instructor has done a great job, I've gain so much.
Everything is okay. Friendly classmates. I have learned a lot of from the lectures and skills. Challenging but nice. The lectures were done well.
My best experience with Hawaii Healthcare Academy is the instructions and hands-on skills. Larry was a helpful by letting us know what would be on the test. Having the hands on skills at the school and the facilitators really opened my eyes. Darren for helping us also with application. I don't think there is anything that you all did wrong. You both were awesome.
I learned a lot about being a NA. And I had fun during our class. It was best experience for me to go back to school. It refreshed my mind and I can see that I can do it more. I just wanna thank Larry and Darren for being supportive and for understanding me, and for sharing knowledge and the whole class. God Bless you more! So far so good! Good Job!
The best experience I had in the class was doing the skills with our classmates. It benefitted us for our future jobs. It made us more comfortable and confident, that we learned and we will be okay in the actual job. The class is already good.
I liked it because I felt very comfortable and I also met friend of mine. I'm very happy to take the nursing assistant program. I thank you very much for your help and I am happy to come back again to study phlebotomy in May.
The environment is good and the experience that I had over here is good and fantastic. You have done better because I have something to learn and improved my knowledge.
The clinical experience was the best of all experience because it was the hands on with the resident.
Revilo Jaime Domingo
What I like about my experience in Hale Makua is that I liked when the CNA explained how the system works and how do they usually do procedures with residents.
Joseph Kenneth Domingo
Thank you for teaching us a lot, we met new friends, especially our both instructors. You're such a good mentor. The class is so challenging. We learned so much things especially at our clinicals. Thank you so much, thank you for everything. God Bless you all.
Darren and Larry, thank you so much. This is my amazing and very awesome experience. This school, I learned a lot. I thought I knew a lot already, but no, I learned a lot here. Thank you to have a school here on Maui like this. It's good to learn more. I will recommend to all the friends that are interested to learn nursing. Your Hawaii Healthcare Academy is an amazing school.
I liked how we learned every single part of our body parts. Everything was perfect!
Marie Ashley Dela Cruz
The teachers are helpful when we ask questions reeded to be answered. We got close to our classmates. And I liked how fast the class was.
Very friendly, helpful and easy. Made it impossible to fail.
Aisha Angel Duenas
Nice to make new friends, learning new experiences, getting more knowledge to better myself, take care of my family and othe rpeople. Learning what I do to help others. Everything was awesome and thank you for doing a good job. Thank you for being a good teacher.
Everything was good, but the best thing for me is during our clinical training. We can apply what we've learned in class with an actual patient.
Clear and friendly instruction. Excellent teaching and patience. Dinner break was needed and great to work with actual patients. Amazing Program!!
Sir Larry taught us much knowledge and made us always welcome.
Everyday as I come to school, I go home with so many things I learned. I loved it when Sir Larry shared some stories.
Mary Jane Mateo
All the extended knowledge, the hands on experience was awesome. The tests was my favorite part, and of course meeting new people and making new friends.
Everything! Loved Larry & Darren, they were both so great at making the class fun and enjoyable. They were also so kind and accommodating.
Everything! From admin to the classroom, I had such a great experience. I felt welcomed and comfortable from day one which helped my success! I learned a lot in such a short amount of time!
My experience at HHCA has been nothing but a great experience. I learned a lot and willing to expand my experience. Larry is a great teacher and helped us in so many ways. I've learned a lot and thankful for such an experience.
A Training Center with a very dedicated teacher and administrator.
Mary Jane D. Dela Cruz
I really enjoyed and appreciate everything you guys have taught me at HHCA. I had a lot of my questions answered and wasn't shy to ask for more help with understanding any skill. This class really felt like home to me. I looked forward everyday to make sure I came. I also learned something everyday. I can't express how much this class was such a big help and such an opportunity for me and could be for many of people.
It's great to have this as my refresher course/class. It's also a new experience at Hale Makua and MADCC as well as meeting new friends with a patient kind and knowledgeable instructor. I had fun! Was a wonderful experience. Thanks Larry and Darren.
I really liked the interaction and the overall vibe of discussing with the instructor and with the co-owner Darren. They are very approachable and for me that is very important as I can confidently ask questions regarding the lessons without being intimidated.
Fritz Carlo Rosal
The class is perfect. Had a good time and had a great experience!
I really liked getting to know new faces and learning more about being a nursing assistant. Even if medical terminology was up to 4 hours.
I thank Hawaii Academy because I've learned much and I enjoy the company and Larry teach me patiently even I'm not good.
I learned a lot of things especially dealing with different kinds of patient/residents at Hale Makua / Maui Adult Daycare Centers like taking care of them, feeding them.
And much, much more to come!!!
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