Nurse Aide Training Programs in Delaware

Delaware is one of the states which exceeds the federal requirements regarding the number of hours mandatory in a CNA training program. While seventy-five hours of training are the federal minimum requirements for any nurse aide class, the state of Delaware does not approve any CNA course with less than one hundred and fifty hours (150) of training. To become a certified nurse aide in Delaware you must first complete a state-approved nurse assistant class. Students gain knowledge and experience throughout seventy-five (75) hours of clinical and seventy-five hours of classroom instruction. Every student who successfully completes a CNA training course is eligible to take the CNA exam in Delaware and become a certified nurse aide.

The state of Delaware has initiated advanced educational programs for those who are already certified nurse assistants. The Senior Certified Nursing Assistant course is specifically designed as an incentive for nurse aides to further their knowledge and skills, and to remain in the field of health care with the potential to earn a higher salary. How can you become a senior certified nurse aide in Delaware? A fifty-hour, special educational program is required for all those interested in being qualified as a senior CNA. The state of Delaware requires interested candidates to have at least three years of experience as a certified nursing assistant prior to enrolling in a senior CNA course.

CNA Programs in Kent County

Silver Lake Center - Dover
1080 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 410-494-8167

Dover High School
One Patrick Lynn Drive, Dover, DE 19904
Phone: 302-672-1525

Courtland Manor - Dover
889 S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-674-0566

Del Tech Terry - Dover
100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-857-1400

Hands Medical Healthcare Services, Inc. - Smyrna
230 N. Union Street, Suite A, Smyrna, DE 19977
Phone: 302-223-6779

Poly Tech Adult Education - Woodside
823 Walnut Shade Road, P.O. Box 102, Woodside, DE 19980
Phone: 302-697-4545

Poly Tech High School - Woodside
P.O. Box 97, Woodside, DE 19980
Phone: 302-697-3255

New Castle County

Bear Professional Institute, Inc.
2500 Wrangle Hill Road, Suite 120, Bear, DE 19701
Phone: 410-800-1466

St. Georges Technical High School - Middletown
555 Hyetts Corner Road, Middletown, DE 19709
Phone: 302-449-3600

Hodgson Vo-Tech High School - Newark
2575 Glasgow Avenue, Newark, DE 19702
Phone: 302-834-0990

KFW Medical Institute of Delaware - Newark
1423 Capitol Trail Road, Bldg. 3, Ste. 3105, Drummond Plaza Office Park, Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302-533-6406

Camtech, Inc. - Newport
240 N. James Street, Suite B2, Newport, DE 19804
Phone: 302-998-8166

Del Tech - Wilmington
333 Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-571-5300

Delcastle Technical High School - Wilmington
1417 Newport Road, Wilmington, DE 19804
Phone: 302-995-8099

Conrad Schools of Science (High School) - Wilmington
210 Jackson Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19804
Phone: 302-992-5545

Wilmington Job Corps Center
9 Vandever Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: 302-230-2539

CDM Technical Training Institute of Delaware - Wilmington
3707 N. Market Street, 2nd Floor, Wilmington, DE 19802
Phone: 302-482-3234

Delaware Skill Center - Wilmington
13th and Clifford Brown Walk, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-654-5392

Dawn Career Institute, Inc. - Wilmington
3700 Lancaster Pike, Suite 105, Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302-633-9075

Lee Training Institute - Wilmington
623 W. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804
Phone: 302-999-7804

NCC Vo-Tech School District - Wilmington
1703 School Lane, Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: 302-683-3651
This is an evening program for adults and the training is done at Marshallton Education Center.

Howard High School of Technology - Wilmington
401 E. 12th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-571-5408

Sussex County

Indian River High School - Dagsboro
29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro, DE 19939
Phone: 302-732-1500

Del Tech - Georgetown
P.O. Box 610, Route 18, Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: 302-855-5988

Sussex Tech - Georgetown
17099 County Seat Highway, P.O. Box 351, Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: 302-856-9035

Sussex Technical High School - Georgetown
P.O. Box 351, Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: 302-856-2543

Tri-State Technical - Laurel
210 Laureltown, Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: 443-523-8429

Beebe Medical Center School of Nursing - Lewes
424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: 302-645-3251

Milford Center
700 Marvel Road, Milford, DE 19963
Phone: 410-494-8167

Camtech, Inc. - Seaford
563 North Hall Street, Seaford, DE 19973
Phone: 302-629-5603

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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Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Name: Kim Y. Date posted: August 04, 2013 - 11:07 AM
Message: I am looking for CNA classes in the Dover area, and the cost of the class.

Name: Admin Date posted: August 04, 2013 - 07:04 PM
Message: There are only three CNA programs I know about in Dover, Delaware and they are all listed on this page. The program at Always Care Health Services, Inc. seems to offer some discounts but you need to contact them to see if you qualify. Courtland Manor lists an open CNA position but it seems to require prior certification and I was unable to find more information about the Silver Lake Center program. I would suggest that you contact these facilities and inquire if they are offering CNA training at this time. Unlike private schools and community colleges, nursing homes do not offer CNA training programs all the time. In general, you might pay less if you can find a training program at a nursing home but they are usually only offered when they need additional staff. Good luck!

Name: Amy Date posted: August 13, 2013 - 06:46 AM
Message: I am looking for nursing homes in Delaware (New Castle County) area that offer CNA classes. What would the cost be?

Name: Admin Date posted: August 14, 2013 - 09:22 PM
Message: There are several listings of CNA training programs in New Castle County, Delaware. You may want to consider the technical and private schools offering nursing assistant classes located in the cities of Newark, Newport, and Wilmington. You need to contact each school to inquire about the current price of their program. We do not have listings of any nursing homes currently offering training courses in this county. There is a free CNA course offered by the Wilmington Job Corps to students who are between sixteen and twenty-four years old. If you are interested in this opportunity, visit the following link: Wilmington Job Corps. Good luck!

Felica G. on July 16, 2014 at 02:23 PM
How long do CNA classes take and what exactly do you have to do?

Admin on July 19, 2014 at 10:51 PM
Nursing assistant training courses may take anywhere between three weeks to three months to complete, depending on the facility or school which offers the program. To enroll in nurse aide classes you must meet certain admission criteria pertaining to education, health, and background history. Those who are accepted into CNA classes must complete both the classroom and hands-on practice sessions to graduate. Finally, one must pass a final exam which tests a candidate's skills and abilities to practice correctly and safely. When you pass this final test you become a certified nurse aide.

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?

How do I sign up for CNA training? I am having trouble finding the shortest training program in my area. Can you help me?

How long does it take to get the CNA certificate itself while in school taking courses?

Can you share any tips or advice regarding CNA job interviews?

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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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