Nurse Aide Training Programs in Hawaii

Did you know that all state approved nurse aide training programs in Hawaii must have a minimum of one hundred hours (100) of instruction? At least thirty (30) hours must be spent in classroom activities while seventy (70) hours must be dedicated to clinical training. If you are interested in a nurse aide class, you need to choose one that is state approved and which follows all the mandatory training requirements. The nursing assistant class must clearly indicate that practical training will be conducted under the guidance of a Hawaii registered nurse with at least two years of experience.

In addition to having a registered nurse in charge of the hands-on clinical training, other health care professionals can also participate in teaching as long as they are licensed and qualified to supervise nurse aide students. The state of Hawaii does grant reciprocity of a nurse aide certification. This means that if you are a certified nurse aide from another state and are looking to obtain a nurse aide certificate in the state of Hawaii, you will not need to re-take state examination exams but only to complete and submit the application for certification by reciprocity.

Approved CNA Training Programs in Hawaii

Sweetwater Health Education Services - Hilo
106 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-961-3338

American Red Cross - East Hawaii Branch - Hilo
55 Ululani Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-739-8146

Hawaii Institute of Healthcare and Training Services, Kona - Hilo
1059 Kilauea Avenue, Unit B, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-933-1295

Hawaii Institute of Healthcare and Training Services - Hilo
1059 Kilauea Avenue, Unit B, Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-933-1295

Kokua 'Ike - Kailua Kona
75-5919 Alii Drive, B2, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-854-5350

American Red Cross - West Hawaii Branch - Kailua Kona
74-5615 Luhia Street, Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-739-8146

Sweetwater Health Education Services - Kona - Kealakekua
Honalo Business Center, 79-7266 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite 6, Kealakekua, HI 96750
Phone: 808-961-3338

Honolulu County

Healthcare School of Hawaii, LLC - Aiea
98 025 Hekaha Street, Bldg 4, Suite 4, Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: 808-488-9449

Community Healthcare Precision Services - Aiea
98-530 Kaamilo Street, Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: 808-753-2808

Professional Healthcare Educators - Aiea
98-25 Hekaha Street, 5A, Aiea, HI 96701
Phone: 808-847-3366

Case Management Professionals, Inc. - Ewa Beach
91-1001 Kaimalie Street, Ewa Beach, HI 96706
Phone: 808-689-1937

American Red Cross - Oahu - Honolulu
4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-739-8146

TLC Total Loving Care Health Service - Honolulu
1088 Bishop Street, #1006, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-722-0464

Care Giver Training School Corporation - Oahu - Honolulu
1320 Kalani Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-848-9988

AIM Health Care Institute - Honolulu
3763 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-778-3832

Kapiolani Community College - Honolulu
4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-734-9305

Korean Care Home Nurse Aide Training Program - Honolulu
1832 Liliha Street, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-341-5500

Professional Healthcare Educators - Honolulu
1286 Kalani Street, B-204, Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: 808-847-3366

Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. - Honolulu
2130 North King Street, #7, Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: 808-843-2211

All Island Case Management, Corp. - Honolulu
1188 Bishop Street, Suite 1508 Century Square Bldg., Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-536-7100

Ohana Pacific - Kaneohe
, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808-791-4488

Windward Community College - Kaneohe
45-720 Keaahala Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808-235-7384

Advanced Care Training - Mililani
95-212 Wailawa Street, Mililani, HI 96789
Phone: 808-623-7109

Pacific Nurse's Aide Training Center, LLC - Pearl City
803 Kamehameha Highway #411, Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: 808-454-4435

Leeward Community College - Pearl City
96-045 Ala Ike Street, Pearl City, HI 96782
Phone: 808-455-0500

ID Healthcare and Career Path Institute - Wahiawa
95 California Avenue, Wahiawa, HI 96786
Phone: 808-398-6710

Hawaii Job Corps - Waimanalo
41-467 Hihimanu Street, Waimanalo, HI 96795
Phone: 808-259-6032

Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. - Waipahu
94-210 Pupukahi Street, Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: 808-676-4933

Pacific Pinnacle - Waipahu
94-408 Akoki Street, Suite 205, Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: 808-678-3661

Quality Case Management, Inc. - Waipahu
94-366 Pupupani Street, Suite 208-A, Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: 808-842-7634

Comprehensive Health Care Systems, LLC - Waipahu
94-910 Moloalo Street, Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: 808-678-6999

Kauai County

West Kauai Nurse Aide Training Program - Kekaha
P.O.Box 430, Kekaha, HI 96752
Phone: 808-652-2975

Kauai Community College - Lihue
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: 808-245-8258

Maui County

University of Hawaii Maui College - Kahului
310 West Kaahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: 808-984-3476

Pacific Nurse's Aide Training Center, LLC - Kahului
360 Ho'ohana Street, #A-103, Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: 808-454-4435

CPR Training of Maui - Kahului
24 APAA Place, Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: 808-442-3069

University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai - Kaunakakai
375 Kamehameha V. Hwy., Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Phone: 808-984-3476

University of Hawaii Maui College - Lanai City
329 7th Street, Lanai City, HI 96763
Phone: 808-984-3476

Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. - Wailuku
33 Central Avenue, Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone: 808-249-0207

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

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 training does it take to become an RN?

I am really interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. I am in the military and we go out to sea continuously. I do not have too much time to actually attend a program until next year. Who offers online CNA classes?

How do I sign up for CNA training?

How long does it take to get a CNA certificate?

Do you have any advice for someone having to go to a CNA job interview?

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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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