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.

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

Life Care Center of Hilo
944 West Kawailani Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Maui Community College C.N.A. Class - Kahului
310 West Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732

American Red Cross - Hawaii State Chapter
4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. Nursing Assistant Program - Wailuku
Hale Makua Nursing Facility, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793

Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. - Waipahu
94-210 Pupukahi Street, Suite 206, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797

Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. - Honolulu
2130 North King Street, Suite 7, Honolulu, HI 96819

Kapiolani Community College CNA Program - Honolulu
4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

Waianae Health Academy Nurse Aide Program
86-088 Farrington Hwy. Suite 202, Wai'anae, HI 96792

Kona Community Hospital Nurse Aide Training Program - Kealakekua
79-1019 Haukapila Street, Kealakekua, Hawaii 96750

Healthcare School of Hawaii CNA Training Course - Aiea
98-025 Hekaha Street, Suite # 4, Aiea, HI 96701

CNA Training International - Wahiawa
319 North Cane Street,Suite # B, Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786

TLC Total Loving Care Health Service Nurse Assistant Program - Honolulu
1088 Bishop Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Ann Pearl Nursing Facility - Kaneohe
45-181 Waikalua Road, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

Hawaii Community College Nurse Aide Training - Hilo
200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720

CareGiver Training School Corporation CNA Course - Honolulu
1320 Kalani Street, Suite # 288, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Kauai Community College Nursing Assistant Course - Lihue
3-1901 Kaumualii Highway, Lihue, HI 96766

CNA Training International - Aiea
99-209 Moanalua Rd., Suite # 307, Aiea, Hawaii 96701

Pacific Nurse's Aide Training Center, LLC. - Pearl City
803 Kamehameha Hwy., Suite # 411, Pearl City, HI 96782

Hawaii Health Care Institute - Pahoa
13-758 Leilani Ave., Pahoa, Hawaii 96778

Leeward Community College Nurse Aide Training Course - Pearl City
96-045 Ala Ike Street, Pearl City, HI 96782

Life Care Center of Kona Nurse Aide Training - Kailua Kona
78-6957 Kamehameha Iii Road, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740

Comprehensive Health Care Services CNA Course - Waipahu
94-910 Moloalo Street, Waipahu, HI 96797

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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