Featured CNA Training Programs in Alaska
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
Mat-Su Career and Technical High School is a convenient option for high school students that may be interested in becoming a CNA. The program is available to upperclassmen who are at least 17 years of age and encompasses both classroom and clinical settings. Students enrolled in the program must take 140 hours prior to graduation. To be considered for the CNA program at Mat-Su Career and Technical High School, students must submit an application and complete a one-page essay outlining their desire and potential skills relevant to their chosen field of study.
Kodiak College Nursing Aide Course
117 Benny Benson Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-9218
Kodiak College is located on 50 acres of land approximately two miles Northeast of Kodiak, Alaska. The school was started in 1968 and utilized an old high school for classes and the student body consisted of 95 students. The building that is used today was constructed in 1972 and there are over 900 active students at the college.
The 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.
Alaska Institute of Technology
Seward Campus: P.O. Box 889 ~ 809 2nd Avenue ~ Seward, Alaska 99664
Admissions: (907) 224-3322 ~ 1-800-478-5389
Anchorage Campus: 1251 Muldoon Road ~ Suite 103, Anchorage, Alaska 99504
Admissions: (907) 334-2230
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
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
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
Which one of the following is the most important part of a patient’s environment?
A. media room
D. none of the above
Answer: C – See Section 1 of the CNA Study Guide (Cleanliness and Safety). The bed is the most important part of the patient’s environment. For this reason, it is important to change the linens daily and always pay close attention to the cleanliness of the linens and the area around the bed. Make sure to place soiled linens in the hamper. Throwing them in the hamper may cause the spread of germs by sending bacteria into the air.
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