You will need to find a state approved nursing assistant training course if you want to work as a CNA in Maine. Nursing assistant training classes need to include a minimum of 150 instruction hours. Both classroom and clinical instruction is necessary to become a CNA. Many nursing care facilities offer nursing assistant training classes at their facilities. CNA training is also offered at many community colleges and continuing education facilities. Such courses are generally very affordable and do not take too long to complete. Read training center reviews below.
For example, the CNA program offered through the Waterville Regional Adult and Community Education Program in Maine is only $450.
It is possible to receive nursing assistant training for free in many instances. Many healthcare facilities will hire an individual to work as a nursing aide and will pay for the training and examination to become certified. If you have paid for a training program out of pocket, you can have the fees reimbursed by the state of Maine if you obtain employment as a certified nursing assistant within a year after receiving your certification. Nursing assistant training can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months depending on the nursing assistant training facility.
Featured CNA Training Classes in Maine
Bath Adult Education Nurse Aide Class
826 High Street, Bath, ME 04530
Biddeford Adult Education C.N.A. Training Class
18 Maplewood Avenue, Biddeford, Maine 04005
Boothbay Region Adult and Community Education Nursing Aide Training Program – Boothbay Harbor
236 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Hrbr, ME 04538
School Administrative District (SAD) # 61 and 72 Adult Education – Bridgton
15 Skillins Circle, Bridgton, Maine 04009
Region Ten Nurse Aide Program – Brunswick
68 Church Road, Brunswick, ME 04011
Bucksport Adult Education CNA Training course
66 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 1341, Bucksport, Maine 04416
They offer a 180 hour course that includes both clinicals and classroom sessions. The classes are held in the evenings during weekdays and mornings on Saturdays. The cost of the program is $1050. You must have a sufficient score in a reading exam to be eligible for the course. There is a limit of 10 students per batch so make sure you register a couple of months in advance to avoid disappointment.
Caribou Adult Education Nursing Assistant Course
75 Bennett Dr., Caribou, ME 04736
Damariscotta (Union #74) Adult Education CNA Course
767 Main Street, Suite 1-A, Damariscotta, Maine 04543
Deer Isle Adult and Community Education
251 North Deer Isle Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Maine School Administrative District # 27 – Fort Kent
Community HS, 84 Pleasant St., Fort Kent, Maine 04743
Region II Nurse Aide Training Program – Houlton
5 Bird Street, Houlton, ME 04730
Lewiston Adult Education CNA Classes – Lewiston
156 East Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240
Madawaska Adult Education Nursing Assistant Program – Madawaska
135 Seventh Ave., Madawaska, Maine 04756
Madison Adult Education
55 Weston Ave., Madison, Maine 04950
The Nurse aide program at Madison has one of the state exam pass rates in Maine. It includes CPR training as well so you will not need to seek any further external certification. The cost of the program including tuition fees and books is $805. You will also need to adhere to a dress code and maintain strict personal hygiene during clinical sessions. All classes and clinicals are held during the day time which makes this a full time course. Madison is a WIA eligible provider which means that if you qualify for funding for workforce development from the WIA, you can receive your training for free here.
Region Nine Adult Education Learning Center Nursing Assistant Training- Mexico
377 River Road, Mexico, ME 04257
Noble Adult and Community Education Nurse Aide Course – North Berwick
388 Somersworth Road, North Berwick, ME 03906
Maine School Administrative District # 53 Adult and Community Education – Pittsfield
1677 School St., Pittsfield, Maine 04967