Nurse Aide Training Programs in Nevada

Are you a certified nurse aide looking to relocate to Nevada? If the answer to this question is yes then you will need to know how to transfer a nurse aide certificate to the state of Nevada. In order to practice as a nursing assistant in Nevada you must apply for a CNA certificate by endorsement. Applications for endorsement are available on the Nevada Board of Nursing website, under the title CNA endorsement form. Print this application and fill in your personal information on the top of the form.

The rest of the application must be completed by the state Nurse Aide Registry where you have obtained your nursing assistant certification. It is wise to first call the state in which you are certified to ask if any fees are required for the completion of the application. If a fee is required then include it with your application. Once the state completes your endorsement application it will send it to the Nevada Nurse Aide Registry. Starting nurse aide wages for new graduates in Carson City, Nevada are approximately $23,000. The highest wages earned by certified nurse assistants in Nevada are over $30,000 annually.

CNA Training Programs in Carson City

Western Nevada College - Carson City
2201 West College Pkwy., Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: 775-445-3296

Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center - Carson City
201 Koontz Lane, Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-883-3622

Clark County

Southeast Career Technical Academy - Las Vegas
5710 Mountain Vista Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89120
Phone: 702-799-7500
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Milan Institute - Las Vegas
710 South Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89106
Phone: 702-671-4242

East Career and Technical Academy - Las Vegas
6705 Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89142
Phone: 702-799-8888
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

West Career and Technical Academy - Las Vegas
11945 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135
Phone: 702-799-4340
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

College of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas
6375 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-651-5690

Southwest Career and Technical Academy - Las Vegas
7050 Shelbourne Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89113
Phone: 702-799-7510
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Purrfect Nursing Services - Las Vegas
1711 Highland Drive, Suite A, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: 702-385-3853

A Progressive Healthcare Training Center - Las Vegas
222 South Rainbow Blvd., Suite 202, Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: 702-489-8999

Desert Rose Adult High School - North Las Vegas
444 West Brooks Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Phone: 702-799-8300
This CNA training program is available to enrolled high school students and adult learners.

Elko County

Great Basin College - Elko
1500 College Pkwy., Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2216

Lander County

Battle Mountain High School
425 Weaver Avenue, Battle Mountain, NV 89820
Phone: 775-635-5436
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Lincoln County

Grover C. Dils Medical Center - Caliente
700 North Spring Street, Caliente, NV 89008
Phone: 775-726-3171

Lyon County

Dayton High School
335 Old Dayton Valley Road, Dayton, NV 89403
Phone: 775-246-6240
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Fernley High School
1300 Highway 95A South, Fernley, NV 89408
Phone: 775-575-3400

Silver Stage High School - Silver Springs
3755 West Spruce Street, Silver Springs, NV 89429
Phone: 775-577-5071
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

South Lyon Medical Center - Yerington
213 South Whitacre Street, Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775-463-2301

Yerington High School
114 Pearl Street, Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: 775-463-6822
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Mineral County

Mount Grant General Hospital - Hawthorne
200 South A Street, Hawthorne, NV 89415
Phone: 775-945-2461

Nye County

Pahrump Valley High School
501 East Calvada Blvd., Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: 775-727-7737
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

Pahrump Health and Rehabilitation Center
4501 NE Blagg Road, Pahrump, NV 89060
Phone: 775-751-6600

Pershing County

Pershing General Hospital - Lovelock
855 6th Street, Lovelock, NV 89419
Phone: 775-273-2621

Washoe County

Truckee Meadows Community College - Reno
7000 Dandini Blvd., Reno, NV 89512
Phone: 775-673-7115

Sierra Nevada Job Corps - Reno
14175 Mount Charleston Blvd., Reno, NV 89506
Phone: 775-972-5627

Milan Institute - Sparks
950 Industrial Way, Sparks, NV 89431
Phone: 775-348-7200

White Pine County

White Pine County High School - Ely
1800 Bobcat Drive, Ely, NV 89301
Phone: 775-289-4811
This CNA training program is offered exclusively to enrolled high school students.

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

Angelina S. on September 10, 2009 at 10:43 AM
How do I transfer my CNA certification from Nevada to Texas?

Admin on September 11, 2009 at 11:51 PM
To transfer your Nevada CNA certification to Texas you need to complete the Request for Entry on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry Through Reciprocity. Complete section one of this application and send it to the nurse aide registry for the state where you are currently certified as a nursing assistant. The Nevada nurse aide registry will send it back to you after it completes section two. When both sections of the reciprocity form have been completed you need to send it to the Texas nurse aide registry. Do not forget to attach all the required copies of documents along with your application. If your nursing assistant certification does not show an expiration date, then you must also complete the Employment Verification form and send it to the Texas nurse aide registry (do not send this form if your certificate shows an expiration date).

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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?

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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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