Nurse Aide Training Programs in Utah

Changing careers and returning to school may prove to be challenging for most of us, especially from a financial point of view. Potential nurse aide students are interested in ways to minimize financial expenses related to education, and welcome advice as well as various types of financial assistance. Who qualifies to receive reimbursement for completing a CNA training program in Utah? The state of Utah has its own unique reimbursement criteria for those who completed a nurse aide training class and become certified by passing the CNA exam. Reimbursement means getting back some or all of the money you spent for training to become a nursing assistant.

To qualify for some amount of reimbursement you must first work at least three months as a nurse aide in either a nursing home or in a long-term care facility certified by Medicare or Medicaid. Only those who are employed as a CNA for a full year in a Medicare or Medicaid certified facility may obtain the maximum amount of reimbursement. Currently the maximum amount of reimbursement for a CNA training class is $200. Certified nursing assistants who meet the reimbursement criteria are encouraged to apply by contacting the Utah Nurse Aide Registry and completing the appropriate reimbursement forms.

CNA Programs in San Juan County

College of Eastern Utah San Juan Campus - Blanding
639 W 100 S, Blanding, UT 84511
Phone: 435-678-2201

Sanpete County

Community Living Center - Mayfield
P.O. Box 99, Mayfield, UT 84643
Phone: 435-528-3550
This CNA program is offered exclusively to employees or prospective employees.

Sevier County

Snow College - Richfield
800 West 200 South, Richfield, UT 84701
Phone: 435-896-9754

Tooele County

Tooele ATC Vine Campus
66 W Vine Street, Tooele, UT 84074
Phone: 435-248-1800

Tooele School District Tooele Community Learning Center
211 S Tooele Blvd., Tooele, UT 84074
Phone: 435-833-1978
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Utah County

Rocky Mountain CNA - American Fork
321 E State Street, Suite 10, American Fork, UT 84003
Phone: 855-822-8381

Mountainland Applied Technology College - Lehi
2301 West Ashton Blvd., Lehi, UT 84043
Phone: 801-753-6282

Utah CNA Training Centers - Orem
560 S State Street, Suite G6, Orem, UT 84058
Phones: 888-531-8262 and 801-990-9333

Stevens-Henager College - Orem
1476 S. Sandhill Road, Orem, UT 84057
Phone: 801-375-5455

Orchard CNA of Northern Utah - Orem
766 South 400 East, Orem, UT 84058
Phone: 801-358-2102

Rocky Mountain Parkview Health Center - Payson
55 South Professional Way, Payson, UT 84651
Phone: 855-822-8381

Provo College
1450 W 820 N, Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-818-8903

Washington County

Dixie College - Saint George
225 South 700 East, Saint George, UT 84770
Phone: 435-879-4830

Ridgeview CNA - Saint George
919 South Main Street, Saint George, UT 84790
Phone: 435-634-0710

Weber County

Ogden Weber - ATC
200 N Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT 84404
Phone: 801-612-4176

CNA Now, LLC - Ogden
375 E 5350 S, Ogden, UT 84405
Phone: 801-791-4468

Stevens-Henager College - Ogden
P.O. Box 9428, Ogden, UT 84409
Phone: 801-394-7791

Ogden High School
2828 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT 84403
Phone: 801-737-8737
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Fremont High School - Plain City
1900 N 4700 W, Plain City, UT 84404
Phone: 801-452-4000
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Weber High School - Pleasant View
430 Weber High Drive, Pleasant View, UT 84414
Phone: 801-389-7298
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Roy High School
2250 W 4800 S, Roy, UT 84067
Phone: 801-476-3600
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Bonneville High School - South Ogden
251 East 4800 South, South Ogden, UT 84405
Phone: 801-866-7250
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

CNA Classes in Utah ( Page 1 )

Nursing assistant programs prepare individuals for challenging the nurse aide certification exam and for entry level positions in health care environments. Each state has the authority to decide how many hours of training a nursing assistant course must consist of, as long as the minimum federal requirement of seventy-five hours is met. Students interested in attending CNA classes have a wide array of choices when it comes to selecting a training facility.

Nursing assistant courses are conducted at nursing homes, vocational schools, private schools, and community colleges. Program length, admission requirements, and cost of training vary depending on the policies of every training facility. Several states have implemented legislation which requires licensed long-term care facilities to reimburse CNA employees for the costs associated with training. An individual who has paid for nursing assistant training classes and who becomes employed by a nursing home within a year of obtaining certification, is eligible for financial reimbursement. Compared to other training programs in the health care field, nursing assistant classes are relatively short and inexpensive. Obtaining state certification as a CNA is the main requirement for securing a nurse aide job at a nursing home, hospital, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility.

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CNA classes, schools and programs by state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Joy M. RN, MSN on September 11, 2009 at 10:35 AM
I am working to develop a new CNA program in Utah. Can you refer me to were the requirements are for this program. Thank you.

Admin on September 12, 2009 at 09:14 PM
The requirements for nursing assistant training programs in Utah may be found in the following document (pages 13 - 15): Nurse Aide Training Program. Job descriptions may be found here: NATCEP Program Coordinator, NATCEP Clinical Instructor, NATCEP Primary Instructor, NATCEP Skills Examiner. Good luck!

I live in Utah and I have finished my CNA training and have only two more days of clinicals. I do have some hearing loss and very little feeling in the tips of my fingers. What sort of letter does my doctor need to provide for me to take with me for my state exam?

Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

After becoming a CNA how much more experience, training or school has to be done to become a registered nurse?

I am in the military and I do not have too much time to actually attend a regular CNA program. Who offers online CNA classes?

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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