Nurse Aide Programs in Tennessee

There are ways to complete a certified nurse aide program with minimal financial expenses. Many students become certified nurse assistants by completing free CNA training classes in Tennessee. While a large number of nursing homes are qualified to train nursing assistants, not all of them offer free CNA classes. How do you know which training facilities to select? First choose long-term care facilities that provide state-approved nurse aide training in your area. Contact them to inquire about upcoming CNA classes, the cost of training, and admission requirements. Make sure you ask what costs are the responsibility of nurse aide students, such as uniforms, stethoscope, and textbooks. Do you have to work for the facility upon graduating from the nursing assistant course?

If a work contract must be signed prior to enrolling in a CNA training course, then be sure you know how long you must work at that particular facility in return for a cost-free nurse aide education. Some long-term care facilities which provide free CNA training offer employment positions to their nurse aide graduates but do not require students to sign a work contract. Only those who enjoy working there accept CNA job offers while others look for elsewhere for employment. If your dream is to work as a certified nurse aide in a hospital then you might want to find a free CNA training program offered by a hospital instead of a nursing home. Even though the training is almost identical, some clinical skills might be emphasized more in a hospital CNA training program than in courses offered by community colleges, nursing homes, or private schools.

CNA Classes in Rutherford County

NHC Healthcare - Murfreesboro
420 North University Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 893-2602

Community Care CNA Program - Rutherford County
901 East County Farm Road, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

Tennessee Technolgy Center - Murfreesboro
1303 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone: (615) 898-8010

Nursing Assistant Training Programs in Sumner County

Westmoreland Care and Rehabilitation Center
1559 New Highway 52, Westmoreland, Tennessee 37186
Phone: (615) 644-5111

Westmoreland High School Nurse Aide Course
4300 Hawkins Drive, Westmoreland, TN 37186
Phone: (615) 644-2280

NHC Healthcare - Hendersonville
370 Old Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
Phone: (615) 824-0720

Highland Manor - Portland Nursing and Rehab
215 Highland Circle, Portland, TN 37148
Phone: (615) 325-9263

Gallatin Health Care Center - Gallatin
438 North Water Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 452-2322

Nurse Aide Courses in Rhea County

Laurelbrook Nursing Home Nurse Assistant Program - Dayton
114 Campus Dr., Dayton, Tennessee 37321
Phone: (423) 775-0771

Rhea Nursing Home CNA Training Course - Dayton
7900 Rhea County Highway, Dayton, TN 37321
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

CNA Training Programs in Maury County

Hillview NHC Healthcare Nurse Aide Training Program - Columbia
2710 Trotwood Ave., Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Phone: (931) 388-7182

NHC Healthcare CNA Course - Columbia
101 Walnut Lane, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 381-3112

Rosewood Manor Nurse Aide Program - Columbia
1400 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, Tennessee 38401
Phone: (931) 388-6573

Spring Hill High School - Columbia
1 Raider Lane, Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: (931) 486-2207

Nurse Aide Classes in Henry County

Paris Healthcare and Rehabilitation Nursing Assistant Program
800 Volunteer Dr., Paris, Tennessee 38242
Phone: (731) 642-2535

Tennessee Technology Center C.N.A. Class - Paris
312 South Wilson St., Paris, TN 38242
Phone: (731) 644-7365

Nursing Assistant Training Classes in Sequatchie County

NHC Healthcare Nursing Assistant Course - Sequatchie
360 Dell Trail, Dunlap, Tennessee 37327
Phone: (423) 949-4651

Sequatchie County High School - Nursing Assistant Course
7067 SR 28, Dunlap, Tennessee 37327
Phone: (423) 949-2154

CNA Courses in Bledsoe County

Bledsoe County Nursing Home - Pikeville
Highway 30 West, Pikeville, TN 37367
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

Nursing Aide Training Classes in Meigs County

Brookewood Nursing Center Nurse Aide Training Course - Decatur
332 River Road, Decatur, Tennessee 37322
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

CNA Training Programs in Marion County

South Pittsburg High School CNA Training Program - Jasper
908 Ridley Ave., Jasper, TN 37347
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

Rivermont Care and Rehabilitation Center Nurse Aide Training - South Pittsburg
201 East 10th Street, South Pittsburg, Tennessee 37380
This nursing assistant program is closed or currently inactive.

CNA Training Programs in Tennessee ( Page 10 )

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.

Nurse Aide Training Programs in Tennessee

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Desi on September 03, 2009 at 12:00 PM
I attended nursing school about 8 years ago to get my associate degree in nursing. Due to family issues I was unable to finish. I could have challenged the CNA exam after my first semester but I did not. Could I go back and challenge it now, or would I have to retake the course? I am in Tennessee.

Admin on September 04, 2009 at 11:23 PM
The registry states that students enrolled in a nursing program have the option to challenge the nursing assistant test In Tennessee as long as they show successful completion of the basic nursing fundamentals coursework and clinical experiences. Contact the Tennessee Nurse Aide Registry at (615) 532-5171 and ask if you might qualify in your current situation, even though you are not currently enrolled in a LPN or RN program.

I recently moved to Johnson City, Tennessee and I would love to start CNA classes as soon as possible. Where can I find a list of CNA courses in Washington County, Tennessee?

How does one renew their CNA license in the state of Tennessee?

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?

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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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