In order for a nursing assistant program in Hawaii to be state approved, the course must consist of at least 100 hours. The bulk of the hours must be spent in a clinical setting (a minimum of 70 hours). Students will also spend a minimum of 30 hours on classroom training. The state of Hawaii does have regulations which must be adhered to by any nursing assistant training programs, otherwise the programs are not state certified or accredited. Search for programs that are state approved before you start to train for a career as a certified nursing assistant. Find a school from the accredited list below.
The state of Hawaii requires a nursing assistant course to be administered by a registered nurse. The nurse must have at least two years experience in the healthcare industry. It is possible for other healthcare professionals to provide some of the teaching for the class as well as long as they meet any requirements set forth by the state. It is not difficult to work as a nursing assistant in Hawaii if you have already been certified to work as a CNA in another state. Hawaii offer reciprocity for nursing aide certifications. If you are already certified, you will not need to take training course and will not need to take the certification exam in Hawaii. Instead, you will simply need to complete and submit the application of reciprocity and will soon be ready to work as a nursing assistant.
Featured CNA Training Classes and Schools in Hawaii
Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. Nurse Aide Program – Wailuku Hawaii
Hale Makua Nursing Facility, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. – Waipahu
94-210 Pupukahi Street, Suite 206, Waipahu, Hawaii 96797
Healthcare Training and Career Consultants, Inc. – Honolulu Hawaii
2130 North King Street, Suite 7, Honolulu, HI 96819
Kapiolani Community College Nursing Assistant Program – Honolulu
4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Kapiolani have two types of CNA programs. The first one is a basic level course that teaches you the fundamentals of nursing aide training. You learn everything required to be an assistant in a long term care facility. It can be either credit or non credit based and lasts for 150 hours(including clinicals). This course costs approximately $2100. The second one is an advanced CNA training course which teaches dressing, tube feeding and further assisting under the supervision of a RN. This is a non credit course and is only available to nursing assistants who have completed at least 6 months of work after being certified.
Waianae Health Academy Nursing Assistant Program
86-088 Farrington Hwy. Suite 202, Wai’anae, HI 96792
The Academy was formed to provide training opportunities for Wai’anae Coast residents. In that regard they have a very thorough nursing assistant program that meets the minimum requirements set forth by the Hawaii state board. They also assist prospective students with every part of the sign up process including help with the forms as well as a scholarship program for deserving students.
Life Care Center of Hilo CNA Program in Hawaii
944 West Kawailani Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Maui Community College C.N.A. Class in- Kahului Hawaii
310 West Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732
American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter
4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
The Red Cross provides CNA classes in Oahu, in Hilo and Kona. The classes run for around 130+ hours and are of two different kinds. The in house classes require you to attend them at the Red Cross facilities in any of the above cities. They cost $1250 approximately. They also have an online class if you can not attend their facilities. This makes it possible to study at your own time and pace. These classes are a little expensive and cost almost $1400. You will however need to complete a certainnumber of clinical hours as required by the Hawaii state law.
Hawaii Health Care Institute – Pahoa
13-758 Leilani Ave., Pahoa, Hawaii 96778
Leeward Community College CNA Training Course – Pearl City
96-045 Ala Ike Street, Pearl City, HI 96782
Life Care Center of Kona Nursing assistant course- Kailua Kona Hawaii
78-6957 Kamehameha Iii Road, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
Comprehensive Health Care Services CNA raining Course – Waipahu Hawaii
94-910 Moloalo Street, Waipahu, HI 96797