You can become a certified nursing assistant in Alabama by completing a training program and then passing the National Nurse Aide Examination. You will find a list of training center reviews below. It is often possible to receive free training through long-term care facilities. They will often hire people to work as nursing aides and thus provide all training for certification. This training will usually be about four weeks in length and sometimes nursing home facilities even pay individuals for the hours they are in training. It will be necessary for you to take the certification exam at a NNAAAP examination site after you finish a state approved nursing assistant course. Students have 24 months after completing a training course to take the certification exam.
The nursing aide certification exam has a written portion and a skills portion. For the skills portion you will demonstrate nursing assistant skills on a “practice patient.” In Alabama you must bring someone with you who is over the age of 16 to serve as your model patient for the exam. Before you can begin testing, you will need to show two forms of signature identification. At least one of your identification documents must be a photo ID. You will also need to provide your social security number. It is necessary to have a watch with a second hand to use when you are taking vital signs during your skills test. You will need to bring an eraser as well as 3 sharpened pencils to the testing site. You will become a certified nursing assistant after you pass both parts of the test.
Featured CNA Training Classes in Alabama
Catherine Place Assisted Living Facility CNA Classes – Daphne
27440 County Road 13, Daphne, Alabama 36526
Live Oak Village, LLC – Foley
2300 North Cedar Street, Foley, AL 36535
Westminster Village Nurse Aide Training Class – Spanish Fort
500 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527
Magnolia House Nursing Aide Training – Oneonta
100 Forth Ave. West, Oneonta, AL 35121
The Olive Home Inc. CNA Classes – Oneonta
1100 2nd Avenue East, Oneonta, Alabama 35121
Northwest-Shoals Community College Nursing Assistant Training Course – Muscle Shoals
800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
The nursing assistant program at Northwest Shoals lasts for 80 hours and includes a basic introduction to the healthcare system in the United States as well as a look at various clinical skills. The program does not require a GED or a High School Diploma to get started. You must however be of at least 18 years of age to enroll. The total cost of the program is just under $700 and is one of the lower cost programs in Alabama. The fee you pay includes cost of text books and a standard security background check.
Reid State Technical College Health Careers and Human Services Division – Evergreen
P.O. Box 588, Evergreen, Alabama 36401
The Reid State Nursing assistant program is one of the longer courses available in Alabama. The course lasts for 435 hours and admission costs for the program are just under $3000. If you are planning on becoming an LPN or a Registered Nurse, the course will prepare you very thoroughly in the fundamentals of nursing as well as get you a small exemption in course hours since the nurse aide course gives you a total of 16 credit hours.
Shelton State Community College Nurse Aide Training – Tuscaloosa
9500 Old Greensboro Rd., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Victorian Manor – Hanceville
105 Michelle Street NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077
Wills Creek Village C.N.A. Training Class – Fort Payne
1050 Airport Road West, Fort Payne, AL 35968
Meadowood Retirement Village, LLC – Glencoe
509 Pineview Ave., Glencoe, Alabama 35905
Regal Place at Regency Pointe – Rainbow City
510 East Grande Ave., Rainbow City, AL 35906
Oak Landing Nursing Assistant Course – Attalla
616 Gaines Street, Attalla, Alabama 35954
Morningside of Fayette Nurse Aide Program
404 25th Street, Northwest, Fayette, AL 35555
Hartford Retirement Village, Inc.
#5 Highway 52 East, Hartford, Alabama 36344
When you decide to enroll in a CNA program, make sure the program is accredited by the state of Alabama. Be wary of online CNA training programs because it is absolutely necessary to have clinical hours as part of the course. You can not have a totally online program. A lot of companies offer online training which only helps prepare you for the test, but does not let you become eligible for it. If you have a Red Cross center in your area, try and get your training done from them. Through personal experience, Red Cross training is generally held in high regard by employers.
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