Nurse Aide Training Programs in Nebraska

Nursing assistant training programs in Nebraska are one of the best ways to get started for individuals looking to enter the health care field. The courses generally require only a few weeks for completion, are affordable, and prepare students for immediate employment upon graduation. A student who successfully completes a Nebraska approved nurse aide class and passes the state evaluation program does not need to complete an application for placement on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry. Placement on the registry takes place automatically within a month of successfully completing the CNA exam.

The process is different for other individuals who seek to become certified nursing assistants in Nebraska without enrolling in a nurse aide course. Those who qualify to become nurse aides simply by challenging the CNA exam include nursing students, those who received nurse aide training while in military service, foreign nurses, and nurses with inactive or lapsed licenses. For their names to be listed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry they need to submit various documents attesting prior training and qualifications and then challenge and pass the nurse assistant examination. Nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Omaha, Nebraska hire qualified nurse assistants for a median salary of $24,000 annually.

Clarkson College - Omaha
101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131

Southeast Community College Continuing Education Center - Lincoln
301 South 68th Street Place, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

Southeast Community College Nurse Aide Training Program - Beatrice
4771 West Scott Rd., Jackson Hall Room 215, Beatrice, NE 68310

Southeast Community College - Hebron
Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 220 Park Ave., Hebron, Nebraska 68370

Southeast Community College – Nebraska City
1800 14th Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410

Southeast Community College Nurse Aide Training Course - Tecumseh
1133 North 3rd Street, Tecumseh, Nebraska 68450

Southeast Community College - Wahoo, South Haven
1400 Mark Dr., Wahoo, NE 68066

Nebraska Methodist College Nurse Aide Program - Omaha
720 North 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114

BryanLGH College of Health Sciences Nursing Assistant Program - Lincoln
5035 Everett Street, Lincoln, NE 68506

Mid-Plains Community College CNA Training Course - McCook
1205 East 3rd Street, McCook, Nebraska 69001

Northeast Community College - Norfolk
801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702

Northeast Community College Nursing Assistant Course - O'Neill
409 East Adams Street, O'Neill, Nebraska 68763

Northeast Community College CNA Training Program - S. Sioux City
3309 Daniels Lane, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Northeast Community College Nurse Aide Training – West Point
202 Anna Stalp, West Point, Nebraska 68788

Metropolitan Community College C.N.A. Class - Omaha
Fort Omaha Campus, Omaha, NE 68103

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

C. Adams on November 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM
Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

Admin on November 8, 2014 at 05:34 PM
There are no federal regulations stating that individuals are required to have a high school diploma prior to attending nurse aide classes but some states such as Florida require a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to testing if you are under 18 years old and have not attended a training program. A program coordinator at the school or nursing facility which is offering CNA training classes may tell you if a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required in order to enroll in the nurse aide program. Some facilities do not require a diploma as long as you have completed a 10th grade high school education. In the state of Texas a high school diploma or a GED is not necessary in order to attend and complete a nursing assistant program.

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?

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?

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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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