Nurse Aide Training Programs in South Dakota

Are you looking for a convenient, affordable, and high-quality nurse aide program in South Dakota? Avera Education and Staffing Solutions is offering a nursing assistant training course starting every month, and it is committed to assist with finding employment upon graduation. The South Dakota Board of Nursing has reviewed and approved the CNA class offered by Avera Education and Staffing Solutions since this program meets all the mandatory state and federal training requirements.

The certified nurse aide course consists of seventy-five (75) hours of training, including thirty-five (35) clinical hours when each student participates in hands-on practice under the supervision of a registered or licensed nurse. Classes are kept small, with a minimum of four students per class, to give each person individualized attention and optimal preparation for the South Dakota nurse aide certification exam. The average salary you may expect to earn once you become certified as a nurse aide in South Dakota is approximately $25,000.

American Red Cross - Black Hills Chapter
1221 North Maple Ave., Rapid City, South Dakota, 57701

Avera Education and Staffing Solutions Nursing Assistant Course - Yankton
1000 West 4th Street, Yankton, SD 57078

Brookview Manor - Brookings
300 22nd Ave # 2, Brookings, South Dakota 57006

Sinte Gleska University - Mission
101 Antelope Lake Circle, Mission, SD 57555

Sisseton Wahpeton College Nurse Aide Training Program
Agency Village Box 689, Sisseton, South Dakota 57262

Western Dakota Technical Institute - Rapid City
800 Mickelson Dr., Rapid City, SD 57703

Aberdeen Healthcare Center Nurse Aide Training Course
1700 North Highway 281, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

Aurora Brule Nursing Home - White Lake
408 South Johnston Street, White Lake, SD 57383

Avera Bormann Manor CNA Training Course - Parkston
501 North 4th Street, Parkston, South Dakota 57366

Golden Living Center Nursing Assistant Course - Clark
201 8th Avenue NW, Clark, SD 57225

Avera Mother of Joseph Manor Nursing Assistant Program - Aberdeen
1002 North Jay Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

Good Samaritan Center - Deuel County
913 Colonel Pete Sr., Clear Lake, South Dakota 57226

Avera Gregory Health Care Center - Gregory
400 Park Avenue, Gregory, South Dakota 57533

Golden Living Center CNA Training Program - Bella Vista
302 St. Cloud St., Rapid City, SD 57701

Good Samaritan Center Nursing Assistant Program - Selby
4861 Lincoln Ave, Selby, South Dakota 57472

Avera Eureka Health Care Center Nurse Assistant Program
202 J Avenue, Eureka, South Dakota 57437

Belle Fourche Regional Senior Care Nurse Aide Training
2200 13th Ave, Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717

Bennett County Hospital and Nursing Home - Martin
102 Major Allen, Martin, SD 57551

Bethany Lutheran Home CNA Course - Sioux Falls
1901 South Holly Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57105

Bethel Lutheran Home Nurse Aide Training Course - Madison
1001 South Egan Avenue, Madison, SD 57042

Bethesda Home of Aberdeen Nurse Aide Course
1224 South High Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota 57401

Golden Living Center CNA Course - Salem
500 Colonial Drive, Salem, South Dakota 57058

Bowdle Nursing Home C.N.A. Class
8001 West 5th Street, Bowdle, SD 57428

Bryant Park View Care Center Nurse Aide Program
West Hwy 28, Bryant, South Dakota 57221

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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

Tenesha on September 21, 2014 at 03:14 PM
How do I sign up for CNA training? I am having trouble finding the shortest training program in my area. Can you help me?

Admin on September 22, 2014 at 04:16 PM
To sign up for a certified nursing assistant program, you must contact the school and request an enrollment application. Some schools provide applications online, but others do not. You might have to visit the facility to pick up an application. A deposit is usually required to reserve your seat in the class. You must contact each program yourself to ask about the length and cost of their classes and decide which one is best for you. I could help you locate several CNA training classes in your area. Please provide me with state and county information if you need help locating nursing assistant courses close to where you live.

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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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