One of the best certified CNA Training programs in Alaska is offered through the Alaska Institute of Technology. The AVTEC partnered with Providence Health System to create an intensive and fast-paced nursing assistant training program. The program offers an eight week and 230 hour training course. Classroom hours consist of about six hours per day for four weeks. Students then spend about six hours each day in the clinical setting to gain the experience necessary for a career as a nursing aide. Clinical training covers a four week span and is conducted in an assistive living facility. Students are able to learn a variety of skills necessary to purse a career as a certified nursing aide. The clinical portion of the course is also supervised by the program instructor for the training program. Training nursing assistants begin to work on basic nursing skills. They also learn how to manage their time well and stay organized in order to provide the best possible services for residents (patients).
Any student who is training to be a CNA must also successfully learn basic life support skills. The Alaska Institute of Technology has specific requirements for anyone who is interested in enrolling in the nursing assistant training program. Applicants must have either a high school diploma or a GED. They must also complete an interview with a program coordinator for the intended CNA training program. Individuals who want to learn more about the CNA program should contact the Allied Health Department of the institute. Anyone who completes the coursework successfully for the certified nursing assistant training program can then take the nursing assistant certification exam in order to become a certified nursing aide in Alaska.
Providence Extended Care Nursing Assistant Course – Anchorage Alaska
4900 Eagle Street, Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: (907) 562-2281
Providence Alaska Medical Center CNA Training center Alaska
3200 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99519
Phone: (907) 261-2047
Alaska Job Corps – Palmer
800 East Lynn Martin Drive, Palmer, Alaska 99645
Phone: (907) 861-8800
The training offered through the Job Corps is free, but it may not be for everyone. Read our guide on how to get your CNA certificate from the Job corps. It will help you decide if getting your certificate from there is a good decision for you or not.
Mat-Su Career and Technology High School – Wasilla
2472 Seward Meridian Hwy., Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone: (907) 352-0426
Fairbanks School District Nursing Assistant Training Alaska
520 5th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 455-2876
Heritage Place – Soldotna
232 Rockwell Ave., Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: (907) 262-2545
Kodiak College Nursing Aide Course
117 Benny Benson Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-9218
The Kodiak College nursing assistant program is a 140 hour program(80 classroom hours and 60 clinical hours). Preference for admission is given to those who are 18 years or older and hold a GED. While it is possible to get enrollment if you are younger, the chances of actually getting a class are quite slim as they take just 10 students per batch. The total cost for the program is just under $1700 and does not include any sort of immunizations. The cost does include the exam fee which is $249 so that’s pretty good. You will need to provide documentation to show you have been immunized for MMR, Hep B and Vericella.
One of the admission requirements is the completion of an accredited first aid and CPR course. While this requirement is very rare among other colleges, Kodiak has made it compulsory and also offer the required classes on their own campus.
Petersburg General Hospital Nurse Aide Training Course
103 Fram Street, Petersburg, Alaska 99833
Phone: (907) 772-4291
PWSCC and Cordova Community Hospital CNA Program- Cordova Alaska
P.O. Box 160, Cordova, AK 99574
Phone: (907) 424-7598
Covenant Life College Nurse Aide Program – Delta Junction
P.O. Box 1229, Delta Junction, AK 99737
Phone: (907) 895-4309
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