CNA Classes Guide: Salary Info and More

A complete guide on CNA jobs, CNA classes online and CNA salary info. Learn how to find CNA schools near you and earn your certification.

CNAnursing Quick Facts

Average Salary$26,020 (annual), $12.51 (hourly)
Education Required0-1 year (certificate)
Job OutlookOutstanding (21% growth in next 10 years)
CNAnursing's TakeGreat entry into nursing profession. Must have patience.

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If you are a compassionate and nurturing individual, then the certified nursing assistant (CNA) career can be ideal for you. Also known as State-Tested Nursing Aides (STNAs), Nursing Assistants (NAs) or Patient Care Assistants (PCAs), CNAs are professionals who help patients with basic healthcare needs, often under the supervision of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and other healthcare professionals.

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CollegeTuition (Approx)Student populationCollege WebsiteCollege Address
Abcott Institute$13,015151www.abcott.edu16250 Northland Drive, Suite 205, Southfield, Michigan 48075-5227
Academy for Nursing and Health OccupationsNA694www.ANHO.edu5154 Okeechobee Blvd Ste 201, West Palm Beach, Florida 33417
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus$8, Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506-4909
Access Careers$22,333301www.accesscareers.edu25 Elm Place, Brooklyn, New York 11201-5826
Adult and Community Education-Hudson$11,401140www.cpsadulted.org2323 Lexington Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43211
Advance Science Institute$18,05439www.ASImedschool.com3750 W 12 Ave, Hialeah, Florida 33012
Aims Community College$8,4564955www.aims.edu5401 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado 80632
Alamance Community College$10,6414161www.alamancecc.edu1247 Jimmie Kerr Road, Graham, North Carolina 27253-8000
Albany Technical College$4623894www.albanytech.edu1704 South Slappey Boulevard, Albany, Georgia 31701
Allegany College of Maryland$8,7863191www.allegany.edu12401 Willowbrook Rd SE, Cumberland, Maryland 21502-2596
Allen County Community College$6,3262852www.allencc.edu1801 N Cottonwood, Iola, Kansas 66749
Altamaha Technical College$5,2161244www.altamahatech.edu1777 W Cherry St, Jesup, Georgia 31545
American Career College at St Francis$31, E. Imperial Highway, 5th Floor, Lynwood, California 90262
American Indian OIC Inc$8,532136www.aioic.org1845 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-2221
American River College$7, College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286
Anamarc College-El Paso Central$14,727347www.anamarc.edu3210 Dyer, El Paso, Texas 79930
Anamarc College-El Paso East$16,042269anamarc.edu8720 Gateway East Blvd, El Paso, Texas 79936
Anamarc College-Santa Teresa$15,60996www.anamarc.edu2660 Airport Rd Ste 780, Santa Teresa, New Mexico 88008
Angeles College$15,285145www.angelescollege.edu3440 Wilshire Blvd Ste 310, Los Angeles, California 90010
Anne Arundel Community College$13,36316463www.aacc.edu101 College Pky, Arnold, Maryland 21012-1895
Anoka Technical College$16,0802249www.anokatech.edu1355 Highway 10 West, Anoka, Minnesota 55303
Antonelli Medical and Professional Institute$18,249119www.ampi.edu1700 Industrial Highway, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19464
Apollo Career Center$8,437654www.apollocareercenter.com3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, Ohio 45806-1497
Arapahoe Community College$8,50811621www.arapahoe.edu5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002
Arizona Western College$9,1498000www.azwestern.edu2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834
Arkansas Northeastern College$7,6491425www.anc.edu2501 S Division, Blytheville, Arkansas 72316-1109
Arkansas State University-Beebe$6,1004380www.asub.edu1000 Iowa Street, Beebe, Arkansas 72012-1000
Arkansas State University-Mountain Home$10,3691238www.asumh.edu1600 South College Street, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653
Arkansas State University-Newport$5,2182057www.asun.edu7648 Victory Blvd, Newport, Arkansas 72112
Arkansas Tech University$8,13711369www.atu.eduAdministration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222
Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center$5,35074www.acwhcc.org1783 State Route 60, Ashland, Ohio 44805-9377
Athena Career Academy$22,218188www.athenacareers.com5203 Airport Hwy, Toledo, Ohio 43615
Athens Technical College$6, U.S. Hwy 29 North, Athens, Georgia 30601
Atlanta Technical College$2, Metropolitan Pky SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310-4446
Atlantic Technical Center$7,821902www.atlantictechcenter.com4700 Coconut Creek Parkway, Coconut Creek, Florida 33063-3902
Auburn Career Center$16,359203www.auburncc.org8140 Auburn Rd, Concord Twp, Ohio 44077
Augusta Technical College$8,6434379www.augustatech.edu3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta, Georgia 30906
Autry Technology Center$8,898543www.autrytech.edu1201 W Willow, Enid, Oklahoma 73703-2506
AVTEC-Alaska's Institute of Second Avenue, Seward, Alaska 99664-0889
Bainbridge State College$4,3982695www.bainbridge.edu2500 E Shotwell St, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
Baker College of Auburn Hills$13,0903105www.baker.edu1500 University Dr, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326-2642
Baker College of Jackson$11,7382257www.baker.edu2800 Springport Rd, Jackson, Michigan 49202-1290
Bakersfield College$4, Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299
Barton County Community College$9,0715210www.bartonccc.edu245 NE 30th Road, Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Bates Technical College$7, S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405
Beaumont Adult School$19, Cherry Ave, Beaumont, California 92223
Bellevue College$7, Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, Washington 98007-6484
Bellingham Technical College$4,3522258www.btc.ctc.edu3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, Washington 98225-1599
Best Care Training Institute$7,87078bestcarehealth.com68 South Harrison, East Orange, New Jersey 07018-1703
Bevill State Community College$8,2193490www.bscc.edu1411 Indiana Avenue, Jasper, Alabama 35501
Big Bend Community College$6,6291991www.bigbend.edu7662 Chanute St NE, Moses Lake, Washington 98837-3299
Black Hawk College$5,0886574www.bhc.edu6600-34th Avenue, Moline, Illinois 61265-5899
Black River Technical College$5,4182248www.blackrivertech.edu1410 Hwy 304 East, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455
Blackhawk Technical College$9,1932637www.blackhawk.edu6004 County Road G, Janesville, Wisconsin 53547-5009
Bladen Community College$9,1451199www.bladencc.edu7418 NC Hwy 41 West, Dublin, North Carolina 28332
Brewster Technical Center$9,755202www.brewster.edu2222 N Tampa St, Tampa, Florida 33602-2196
Bridgerland Applied Technology College$1,002593www.batc.edu1301 North 600 West, Logan, Utah 84321
Brookline College-Phoenix$25,401844www.brooklinecollege.edu2445 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 100, Phoenix, Arizona 85021
Brookline College-Tempe$23,353223www.brooklinecollege.edu1140-1150 S. Priest Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85281
Brookline College-Tucson$21,596420www.brooklinecollege.edu5441 E. 22nd St, Ste.125, Tucson, Arizona 85711
Bunker Hill Community College$7,25114023www.bhcc.mass.edu250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925
Butte College$6,03212163www.butte.edu3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences$12, Medical Park Drive, Concord, North Carolina 28025-3959
California Nurses Educational Institute$20,443223www.cnei.edu5200 E. Ramon Rd. Suite I-1, Palm Springs, California 92264
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology$22, E. Altamonte Drive, 3rd Floor, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
Cambridge Institute of Health & Technology$9, Linton Blvd, Delray Beach, Florida 33484
Canadian Valley Technology Center$7,8841402www.cvtech.edu6505 E Hwy 66, El Reno, Oklahoma 73036
Cape Coral Institute of Technology$5,579330capecoraltech.edu360 Santa Barbara Blvd North, Cape Coral, Florida 33993-2479
Capital Area Technical College$10,1102324www.catc.edu3250 North Acadian Thruway East, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County$9,813348www.c-tec.edu150 Price Rd, Newark, Ohio 43055-3399
Career Center of Southern Illinois$15,10890www.gotoccsi.org6137 Beck Rd, Red Bud, Illinois 62278
Career Development InstituteNA69www.cdiworld.com1830 S Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90035
Career Quest Learning Center-KalamazooNA99www.cqlc.edu5115 Portage Road, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49002-1711
Career Quest Learning Centers-JacksonNA329www.cqlc.edu209 E Washington Ave, Ste 241, Jackson, Michigan 48901
Career Quest Learning Centers-LansingNA422www.cqlc.edu3215 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48910
Career Training Solutions$17,422280www.careertrainingsolutions.edu10304 Spotsylvania Ave, Suite 400, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
Cedar Valley College$6,1666676www.cedarvalleycollege.edu3030 North Dallas Ave, Lancaster, Texas 75134-3799
Central Georgia Technical College$2,9897796www.centralgatech.edu80 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
Central Louisiana Technical Community College$7,5702242www.cltc.edu4311 South MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302-3137
Central New Mexico Community College$5,29728891www.cnm.edu525 Buena Vista SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106
Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology$9,691197www.cpi.edu540 N Harrison Rd, Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania 16823
Centralia College$6,6813453www.centralia.edu600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia, Washington 98531-4099
Century College$9,00410073www.century.edu3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110
Chandler-Gilbert Community College$8,91514399www.cgc.maricopa.edu2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499
Charles A Jones Career and Education Center$7,3051032www.caj.scusd.edu5451 Lemon Hill Ave, Sacramento, California 95824-1529
Charlotte Technical Center$11, Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, Florida 33948-3399
Charter Oak State CollegeNA1580www.charteroak.edu55 Paul Manafort Drive, New Britain, Connecticut 06053
Chicago ORT Technical Institute$12,944425www.ortchicagotech.edu5440 Fargo Avenue, Skokie, Illinois 60077
Chipola College$4,7852160www.chipola.edu3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446-2053
Chippewa Valley Technical College$8,5555617www.cvtc.edu620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701-6162
Choffin Career and Technical Center$16,407154www.choffincareer.com200 E Wood St., Youngstown, Ohio 44503-1600
CHOICE High School and Technical Center$3, Lewis Turner Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College$4, E Lake St, Chicago, Illinois 60601-2449
City Colleges of Chicago-Harry S Truman College$5, W Wilson Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60640-6063
City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College$8, S Halsted St, Chicago, Illinois 60621-2709
City Colleges of Chicago-Malcolm X College$7, W Van Buren, Chicago, Illinois 60612-3197
City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College$7, S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60628-1696
City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College$4, S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60652-1299
City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College$4, N Narragansett, Chicago, Illinois 60634-1500
Clark College$6,65911462www.clark.edu1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, Washington 98663-3598
Cloud County Community College$6, Campus Dr, Concordia, Kansas 66901-1002
Clover Park Technical College$4,5953720www.cptc.edu4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499-4004
Clovis Community College$7,4303596www.clovis.edu417 Schepps Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico 88101-8381
Coastal Carolina Community College$8, Western Blvd, Jacksonville, North Carolina 28546-6816
Cochise College$5,2594453www.cochise.edu4190 W Highway 80, Douglas, Arizona 85607-6190
Coconino Community College$9, S. Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff, Arizona 86001-2701
Coffeyville Community College$4,3471866www.coffeyville.edu400 W 11th St, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337-5064
Colby Community College$6,6741402www.colbycc.edu1255 S Range, Colby, Kansas 67701
College of Central Florida$9, SW College Rd, Ocala, Florida 34474
College of DuPage$7,05228627www.cod.edu425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137-6599
College of Lake County$4,19917685WWW.CLCILLINOIS.EDU19351 W Washington St., Grayslake, Illinois 60030-1198
College of the Ouachitas$4,7881501www.coto.eduOne College Circle, Malvern, Arkansas 72104-0816
College of the Sequoias$2,69510720www.cos.edu915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214
Colorado Mesa University$13,7179676www.coloradomesa.edu1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Colorado Mountain College$9,9465893www.coloradomtn.edu802 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233
Colorado Northwestern Community College$10,4061138www.cncc.edu500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, Colorado 81648-3598
Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program$11,187101www.cryrop.org1214 Indiana Ct, Redlands, California 92374
Columbia Basin College$8,0386480www.columbiabasin.edu2600 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington 99301
Columbia College$5,157310www.ccdc.edu8300 Merrifield Ave 3F, Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Columbiana County Career and Technical Center$1, St Rt 45, Lisbon, Ohio 44432
Columbus State Community College$5, E Spring St, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Columbus Technical College$8, Manchester Expy, Columbus, Georgia 31904-6572
Commonwealth Technical Institute$25,899206www.hgac.org727 Goucher St, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905-3092
Community College of Denver$8,61810432www.ccd.edu1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026
Compass Career College$16,993162www.compasscareercollege.net42353 Deluxe Plaza, Suite 16, Hammond, Louisiana 70403
Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp$10,718920compumedschool.com2900 W 12th Ave 3rd Fl #28, Hialeah, Florida 33012-4861
Concorde Career Institute-Dallas$20,224703www.concorde.edu12606 Greenville Ave Ste 130, Dallas, Texas 75243
Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville$20,619630www.concorde.edu7259 Salisbury Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32256-6905
Concorde Career Institute-Miramar$18,025508www.concorde.edu10933 Marks Way, Miramar, Florida 33025
Concorde Career Institute-Orlando$20,004521www.concorde.edu3444 McCrory Place, Orlando, Florida 32803
Concorde Career Institute-Tampa$20,051454www.concorde.edu4202 W Spruce, Tampa, Florida 33607-4127
Crowley's Ridge Technical Institute$3, Newcastle Road, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335-0925
D A Dorsey Educational Center$7, N. W. 17th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33147-6304
D G Erwin Technical Center$15,499840erwin.edu2010 E Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, Florida 33610-8255
Dakota County Technical College$14, 145th Street East, Rosemount, Minnesota 55068-2999
Danville Area Community College$7,7784035www.dacc.edu2000 E Main St, Danville, Illinois 61832-5118
Davis Applied Technology College$3,1972769www.datc.edu550 E 300 S, Kaysville, Utah 84037-2699
Dawn Career Institute Inc$20,665638www.dawncareerinstitute.edu3700 Lancaster Pike, Suite 105, Wilmington, Delaware 19805-1511
Daytona College$17,012327daytonacollege.edu425 South Nova Road, Ormond Beach, Florida 32174-8445
Daytona State College$6,81114865www.DaytonaState.edu1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Delaware Area Career CenterNA68www.delawareareacc.org4565 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015-8969
Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington$4,4987030 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Delgado Community College$6,84618698WWW.DCC.EDU615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Des Moines Area Community College$10,21520167www.dmacc.edu2006 Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa 50023-3993
Dewey University-Bayamon$7,544307dewey.eduIndustrial Park Corujo 2446 Rd #2, Bayamon, Puerto Rico 00959-0000
Dixie State University$15, S 700 E, Saint George, Utah 84770-3876
Dorsey Business Schools-Farmington Hills$21,14297www.dorsey.edu33533 W. 12 Mile Road, Suite 152, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48331
Dorsey Business Schools-Madison Heights$25,297203www.dorsey.edu30821 Barrington, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071
Dorsey Business Schools-Roseville$22,832515www.dorsey.edu31542 Gratiot, Roseville, Michigan 48066
Dorsey Business Schools-Southgate$24,606145www.dorsey.edu15755 Northline Rd, Southgate, Michigan 48195
Dorsey Business Schools-Waterford Pontiac$24,752229www.dorsey.edu440 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, Michigan 48341
East Mississippi Community College$5, Kemper Street, Scooba, Mississippi 39358-0158
East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program$20,209983www.esgvrop.org1501 W Del Norte St., West Covina, California 91790
Eastern Arizona College$7,4136602www.eac.edu615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769
Eastern Florida State College$5,70616711www.easternflorida.edu1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, Florida 32922
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Campus$7,2433883www.roswell.enmu.edu52 University Blvd, Roswell, New Mexico 88202-6000
Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso Campus$8, Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345
Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center$4,223500www.eoctech.edu4601 N Choctaw Rd, Choctaw, Oklahoma 73020-9017
East-West University$28,023684www.eastwest.edu816 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Edmonds Community College$7,7279070www.edcc.edu20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, Washington 98036-5912
EHOVE Career Center$10,360302www.ehove.net316 W Mason Rd, Milan, Ohio 44846
Elgin Community College$4,54811285www.elgin.edu1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, Illinois 60123-7193
Emily Griffith Technical College$11,2712802www.emilygriffith.edu1250 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado 80204-2197
Estrella Mountain Community College$7,7238832www.emc.maricopa.edu3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85323-1000
Everest Institute-Dearborn$25, Michigan Ave - Ste 200, Dearborn, Michigan 48124
Everest Institute-Detroit$20, River Place Dr.,Ste 1000, Detroit, Michigan 48207-4291
Everest Institute-Jonesboro$22, Tara Blvd, Jonesboro, Georgia 30236-1214
Everest Institute-Kendall$20, SW 137th Ave, Miami, Florida 33186
Everest Institute-North Miami$20, NW 183rd St, Ste 200, Miami, Florida 33169-4538
Everest Institute-Pittsburgh$18, Forbes Ave, Suite 1200, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-1320
Everest Institute-Southfield$22, Lahser Road, Southfield, Michigan 48033
Everest University-Pompano Beach$22, N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, Florida 33062
Everett Community College$7,6007154www.everettcc.edu2000 Tower Street, Everett, Washington 98201
Excel Learning Center$8,03280www.excel.edu1220 Lomaland Drive, El Paso, Texas 79907-1400
Fayetteville Technical Community College$4,59512398www.faytechcc.edu2201 Hull Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303-0236
First Coast Technical College$9, Collins Ave, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084-1919
Flagler Technical Institute$8,073338FTI.FlaglerSchools.com1 Corporate Drive Suite 2-J, Palm Coast, Florida 32137-4714
Florida Career College-Miami$41,5275818www.careercollege.edu1321 SW 107 Ave Ste 201B, Miami, Florida 33174
Florida Education Institute$16,618350www.fei.edu5818 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida 33144
Florida Gateway College$4,6883057 90 East, Lake City, Florida 32025-2007
Florida Keys Community College$12,0381139www.fkcc.edu5901 College Rd, Key West, Florida 33040
Florida National University-Main Campus$19,8222448www.fnu.edu4425 West. Jose Regueiro (20th) Avenue, Hialeah, Florida 33012
Florida State College at Jacksonville$7,33628134www.fscj.edu501 W State St, Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Florida Vocational InstituteNA87www.fvi.edu6840 Southwest 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33155-3762
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College$9,4622272www.fdltcc.edu2101 14th St, Cloquet, Minnesota 55720-2342
Forbes Road Career and Technology CenterNA28www.forbesroad.com607 Beatty Rd, Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
Forrest College$17,794135www.forrestcollege.edu601 E River Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29624-2405
Fort Myers Institute of Technology$7,051816www.fortmyerstech.edu3800 Michigan Ave, Fort Myers, Florida 33916-2204
Fort Scott Community College$5,2691931www.fortscott.edu2108 S Horton, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
Fortis College-Montgomery$20,676192fortiscollege.edu3470 Eastdale Cir, Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Fortis College-Smyrna$20,785617Fortis.edu2108 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna, Georgia 30080-7630
Four County Career CenterNA142www.fourcounty.net22-900 State Rte 34, Archbold, Ohio 43502
Fox Valley Technical College$6,96910511www.fvtc.edu1825 N Bluemound Dr, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912-2277
Francis Tuttle Technology Center$9,7182014www.francistuttle.edu12777 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73142-2789
Franklin Career Institute$6,003711www.franklincareer.edu91 N Franklin St, Hempstead, New York 11550-3003
Front Range Community College$9,64319619www.frontrange.edu3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031
Frontier Community College$2, Drive, Fairfield, Illinois 62837
Future-Tech Institute$5, SW 8th St Ste 218, Miami, Florida 33135-4142
Gadsden State Community College$5,3415797www.gadsdenstate.edu1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35903
Garden City Community College$5,4491997www.gcccks.edu801 Campus Dr, Garden City, Kansas 67846-6333
GateWay Community College$7,9326440www.gatewaycc.edu108 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Gateway Technical College$7,6378268www.gtc.edu3520 30th Ave, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144-1690
George C Wallace State Community College-Selma$8,5711745www.wccs.edu3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway, Selma, Alabama 36703-2808
Georgia Northwestern Technical College$4,9426051www.gntc.eduOne Maurice Culberson Drive, Rome, Georgia 30161
Georgia Piedmont Technical College$8,3404431www.gptc.edu495 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston, Georgia 30021-2397
Glendale Community College$7,85720872www.gccaz.edu6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85302
Global Health College$34, S Quaker La 1st Fl, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Great Lakes Institute of Technology$11,387453www.glit.edu5100 Peach Street, Erie, Pennsylvania 16509-2482
Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development$12,676289www.greatoaks.com3254 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center$9,676264www.gactc.edu1500 Fourth Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602-3616
Green River Community College$7, SE 320th St, Auburn, Washington 98092-3622
Gwinnett Technical College$6,1527180www.GwinnettTech.edu5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043-5702
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education$7,0804151www.hlpae.com14101 E. Nelson Ave, La Puente, California 91746-0002
Harper College$7,10414830www.harpercollege.edu1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067-7398
Healthcare Training Institute$2,31531healthcaretraininginstitutenola.net322 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, Louisiana 70062-7630
Healthcare Training Institute$20,46868www.htinj.edu1969 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083
Heartland Community College$6,5075215www.heartland.edu1500 West Raab Road, Normal, Illinois 61761-9446
Hennepin Technical College$14,2166402www.hennepintech.edu9000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445
Hibbing Community College$8,9421376www.hibbing.edu1515 E 25th St, Hibbing, Minnesota 55746
Highland Community College$6,8793226www.highlandcc.edu606 W Main, Highland, Kansas 66035-4165
Highlands College of Montana Tech$9, Basin Creek Rd, Butte, Montana 59701
Highline Community College$7,7726612www.highline.edu2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, Washington 98198-9800
Hopkinsville Community College$7, North Dr., Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240
Hutchinson Community College$7,7456127www.hutchcc.edu1300 N Plum St, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
Ilisagvik College$10,961257www.ilisagvik.eduNarl Facility, Barrow, Alaska 99723
Illinois Central College$6,12310770www.icc.edu1 College Drive, East Peoria, Illinois 61635-0001
Illinois School of Health Careers-Chicago Campus$18,557612www.ishc.edu11 East Adams St. Ste 200, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Illinois School of Health Careers-O'Hare Campus$13,965175www.ishc.edu8750 W Bryn Mawr Ste 300, Chicago, Illinois 60631
Illinois Valley Community College$6,6013705www.ivcc.edu815 N Orlando Smith Ave, Oglesby, Illinois 61348-9692
Immokalee Technical Center$1,946386www.itech.edu508 N 9th St, Immokalee, Florida 34142
Independence Community College$4,2601031www.indycc.edu1057 West College Avenue, Independence, Kansas 67301-0708
Indian Hills Community College$9,9114604www.indianhills.edu525 Grandview Ave, Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Indian River State College$1,84617248www.irsc.edu3209 Virginia Ave, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596
InfoTech Career College$22,572181www.infotech.edu8527 Alondra Blvd, #174, Paramount, California 90723-5258
International Training Careers$18,437280itcmiami.edu7360 SW 24th Street Suite 31, Miami, Florida 33155
Inver Hills Community College$11,4255944www.inverhills.edu2500 80th St E, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076-3224
Iowa Central Community College$7,5335697www.iowacentral.eduOne Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
Itasca Community College$10, Hwy 169 East, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744-3397
J F Drake State Community and Technical College$7,3641383www.drakestate.edu3421 Meridian St N, Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Jefferson Davis Community College$4,1081091www.jdcc.edu220 Alco Dr, Brewton, Alabama 36426
John A Logan College$4,3137150www.jalc.edu700 Logan College Road, Carterville, Illinois 62918-2500
John C Calhoun State Community College$4,86411186www.calhoun.edu6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671
John Wood Community College$7,1751923www.jwcc.edu1301 S 48th Street, Quincy, Illinois 62305-8736
Johnson County Community College$7,20519672www.jccc.edu12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, Kansas 66210-1299
Joliet Junior College$4,94816869www.jjc.edu1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938
Jones County Junior College$5,5864443www.jcjc.edu900 South Court Street, Ellisville, Mississippi 39437
Kankakee Community College$5,5823825www.kcc.edu100 College Drive, Kankakee, Illinois 60901
Kansas City Kansas Community College$13,4866570www.kckcc.edu7250 State Ave, Kansas City, Kansas 66112
Kaplan College-San Diego$24, Balboa Avenue, San Diego, California 92123
Kaplan College-Vista$24, University Dr, Vista, California 92083-7736
Kaskaskia College$5,7415258www.kaskaskia.edu27210 College Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801
Kishwaukee College$6,8244717www.kishwaukeecollege.edu21193 Malta Rd, Malta, Illinois 60150-9699
Klamath Community College$8,1391304https://www.klamathcc.edu7390 South Sixth Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603-7121
Knox County Career Center$13,924252www.adultedkccc.org306 Martinsburg Rd, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
L E Fletcher Technical Community College$9, Highway 311, Schriever, Louisiana 70395
Lake Land College$4, Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, Illinois 61938
Lake Lanier School of Massage$18,540155www.apigeorgia.com675 E.E. Butler Pkwy Ste K, Gainsville, Georgia 30501-4546
Lake Superior College$13,1935394www.lsc.edu2101 Trinity Rd, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-3399
Lake Technical Center$8,563637www.laketech.org2001 Kurt Street, Eustis, Florida 32726
Lake Washington Institute of Technology$6,0493819www.lwtech.edu11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98034-8506
Lakeshore Technical College$7,2612930www.gotoltc.edu1290 North Avenue, Cleveland, Wisconsin 53015-1414
Lamar Community College$10,456902www.lamarcc.edu2401 S Main St, Lamar, Colorado 81052-3999
Lanier Technical College$5,8723579www.laniertech.edu2990 Landrum Education Dr, Oakwood, Georgia 30566
Lansing Community College$6,29817562www.lcc.edu419 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48901-7210
Laredo Community College$4,6598726www.laredo.eduWest End Washington St, Laredo, Texas 78040-4395
Lewis and Clark Community College$4, Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, Illinois 62035
Lincoln Land Community College$5,0017020www.llcc.edu5250 Shepherd Rd, Springfield, Illinois 62794-9256
Lincoln Trail College$1, State Hwy 1, Robinson, Illinois 62454
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center$6,990890lindsey.dadeschools.net750 NW 20 Street, Miami, Florida 33127
Lively Technical Center$12,9011017www.livelytech.com500 N Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895
Long Beach City College$5,43424020www.lbcc.edu4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706
Lorain County Joint Vocational School District$8, St Rte 58 S, Oberlin, Ohio 44074
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology$12,673614lwit.edu3702 Estey Ave, Naples, Florida 34104-4405
Lower Columbia College$5,3993152lowercolumbia.edu1600 Maple Street, Longview, Washington 98632-0310
Madison Adult Career Center$9,065145www.madisonadultcc.org600 Esley Ln, Mansfield, Ohio 44905
Madison Area Technical College$12,57615402madisoncollege.edu1701 Wright St, Madison, Wisconsin 53704-2599
Madison Media Institute - Rockford Career College$21,492484www.rockfordcareercollege.edu1130 South Alpine Road, Rockford, Illinois 61108
Mahoning County Career and Technical Center$14,41596www.mahoningctc.com7300 N Palmyra Rd, Canfield, Ohio 44406-9710
Manatee Technical Institute$2, State Rd 70 East, Bradenton, Florida 34203
Manhattan Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10016-6516
Marchman Technical Education Center$4, Campus Dr., New Port Richey, Florida 34653
Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center$9,799427www.mcctae.com1014 SW 7th Rd, Ocala, Florida 34471-3172
Maysville Community and Technical College$6,7863595maysville.kctcs.edu1755 U.S. Hwy 68, Maysville, Kentucky 41056
MBTI Business Training Institute$4,7164431www.mbtipr.com1256 Ponce de Leon Ave. Stop 18 1/2, Santurce, Puerto Rico 00907-3917
McDowell Technical Community College$5,3451152www.mcdowelltech.edu54 College Drive, Marion, North Carolina 28752-8728
McHenry County College$6,7807023www.mchenry.edu8900 US Hwy 14, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60012-2761
M-DCPS The English CenterNA390www.tecmiami.com3501 SW 28 St., Miami, Florida 33133-2703
Medical Allied Career Center$22,78265www.medicalalliedcareercenter.com12631 East Imperial Highway Bldg D-108, Santa Fe Springs, California 90670-4710
Medical Professional Institute$19,293283www.mpi.edu380-388 Pleasant Street, Malden, Massachusetts 02148-8143
Mercer County Technical Education Center$6, Stafford Dr, Princeton, West Virginia 24740
Mercy College of Health Sciences$17,897831www.mchs.edu928 Sixth Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-1239
Meridian Community College$7,8243713www.meridiancc.edu910 Hwy 19 N, Meridian, Mississippi 39307-5801
Mesa Community College$8,82123678www.mesacc.edu1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202
Miami Lakes Educational Center$9,4261158mlec.dadeschools.net5780 NW 158th St, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014
Miami Valley Career Technology Center$7,744407ae.mvctc.com6800 Hoke Rd, Clayton, Ohio 45315
Michigan Career and Technical Institute$15,707200www.michigan.gov11611 West Pine Lake Road, Plainwell, Michigan 49080-9254
Middlesex Community College$4,0239702www.middlesex.mass.eduSprings Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124
Mid-EastCTC-Adult Education$9,185385www.mideastadulted.org400 Richards Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Midlands Technical College$6,18711634www.midlandstech.edu1260 Lexington Drive, West Columbia, South Carolina 29170-2176
Mid-South Community College$10,0701793www.midsouthcc.edu2000 W. Broadway, West Memphis, Arkansas 72301-3829
Mid-State Technical College$8,6142905www.mstc.edu500 32nd St N, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
Midwest Technical Institute-East Peoria$25,691849www.midwesttech.edu280 High Point Ln, East Peoria, Illinois 61611
Midwest Technical Institute-Springfield$20,125464midwesttech.edu2731 Farmers Market Road, Springfield, Illinois 62707
Midwestern Career College$15,98645www.mccollege.edu20 North Wacker Drive Ste 3800, Chicago, Illinois 60606
Milan Institute-Las Vegas$20,141402www.milaninstitute.edu710 South Tonopah, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106-4031
Milan Institute-Sparks$19,991328www.milaninstitute.edu950 Industrial Way, Sparks, Nevada 89431
Miller-Motte College-Cary$20,179320www.miller-motte.edu2205 Walnut Street, Cary, North Carolina 27518-7171
Miller-Motte College-Fayetteville$21,298734www.miller-motte.edu3725 Ramsey St Ste 103A, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
Miller-Motte College-Greenville$21,766446www.miller-motte.edu1021 WH Smith Blvd Ste 102, Greenville, North Carolina 27834
Miller-Motte College-Raleigh$21,265459www.miller-motte.edu3901 Capital Blvd Ste 151, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-6072
Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga$20,740442www.miller-motte.edu6020 Shallowford Road Suite 100, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville$20,832524www.miller-motte.edu1820 Business Park Dr, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison$20,645425miller-motte.edu1515 Gallatin Pike North, Madison, Tennessee 37115
Miller-Motte Technical College-Roanoke$21,408297www.miller-motte.edu4444 Electric Rd SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24018
Milwaukee Area Technical College$9,07117961matc.edu700 W State St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233-1443
Minneapolis Community and Technical College$14,3099691www.minneapolis.edu1501 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403-1779
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical$14,3152207www.southeastmn.edu1250 Homer Rd, Winona, Minnesota 55987
Minnesota West Community and Technical College$9,6673231www.mnwest.edu1593 11th Ave, Granite Falls, Minnesota 56241
MiraCosta College$6,09114537www.miracosta.eduOne Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899
Mission College$9, Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897
Modesto Junior College$8,50017084mjc.edu435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800
Monmouth County Vocational School District$18,31198www.mcvsd.org4000 Kozloski Rd, Freehold, New Jersey 07728-5033
Moraine Park Technical College$9,6176613www.morainepark.edu235 N National Avenue, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54936-1940
Morgan Community College$10,4991851www.morgancc.edu920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701
Morton College$3,1674886www.morton.edu3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, Illinois 60804-4398
Mott Community College$7,3979683www.mcc.edu1401 E Court St, Flint, Michigan 48503-2089
Moultrie Technical College$5,4262058www.moultrietech.edu800 Veterans Parkway North, Moultrie, Georgia 31788
Mountainland Applied Technology College$1, West Ashton Blvd., Lehi, Utah 84043
Mt Diablo Adult Education$16, Vista Adult Center - 1266 San Carlos Avenue., Concord, California 94518-1199
National Park Community College$8,8523246www.npcc.edu101 College Dr, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
Navajo Technical University$4,4181956www.navajotech.eduLower Point Road, State Road 371, Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849
Neosho County Community College$8,2392667www.neosho.edu800 W 14th St, Chanute, Kansas 66720
New Age Training$3,437124www.newagetraining.com145 West 30th Street, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10001-4034
New Mexico Junior College$8,7712320www.nmjc.edu5317 Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico 88240
New Mexico State University-Dona Ana$6, S Espina, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-0105
New Mexico State University-Grants$4, N. Third Street, Grants, New Mexico 87020
Nicolet Area Technical College$6,4871271www.nicoletcollege.eduHwy G South, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501-0518
Normandale Community College$13,0679508www.normandale.edu9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431-4399
North Arkansas College$4,1712167www.northark.edu1515 Pioneer Dr, Harrison, Arkansas 72601-5508
North Central Kansas Technical College$10,586844www.ncktc.eduHwy 24, Beloit, Kansas 67420
North Central Michigan College$1,4422790www.ncmich.edu1515 Howard St, Petoskey, Michigan 49770
North Florida Community College$3,9411179www.nfcc.edu325 NW Turner Davis Dr, Madison, Florida 32340
North Iowa Area Community College$7,5323207www.niacc.edu500 College Dr, Mason City, Iowa 50401
North Shore Community College$8,3817750www.northshore.edu1 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923-0840
Northcentral Technical College$9,1884384www.ntc.edu1000 Campus Dr, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401-1899
Northeast Technology Center-Pryor$15,448384www.netech.edu6195 W Hwy 20, Pryor, Oklahoma 74361
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College$8,89210441www.nwtc.edu2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307-9042
Northern Marianas College$2, Terlaje Campus, Saipan, Northern Marianas 96950-1250
Northern New Mexico College$4,8211681nnmc.edu921 Paseo de Onate, Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Northland Community and Technical College$11,2743792www.northlandcollege.edu1101 Hwy One East, Thief River Falls, Minnesota 56701
Northshore Technical Community College$7, Sullivan Dr, Bogalusa, Louisiana 70427
NorthWest Arkansas Community College$6,5908020www.nwacc.eduOne College Drive, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712-5091
Northwest College$5,6551880www.northwestcollege.edu231 W 6th St, Powell, Wyoming 82435
Northwest Kansas Technical College$10,270626www.nwktc.edu1209 Harrison St, Goodland, Kansas 67735
Northwest Louisiana Technical College$7,9002694www.nwltc.edu9500 Industrial Drive, Minden, Louisiana 71055-0000
Northwest Mississippi Community College$4,4487871www.northwestms.edu4975 Hwy 51 N, Senatobia, Mississippi 38668-1714
Northwest Technical College$10,2831216www.ntcmn.edu905 Grant Avenue SE, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601-4907
Northwestern Institute of Health and North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60640-4785
Nunez Community College$8,0622506www.nunez.edu3710 Paris Rd, Chalmette, Louisiana 70043
O C Collins Career Center$6,226407www.collins-cc.edu11627 State Rte 243, Chesapeake, Ohio 45619-0000
Oakton Community College$5,44810866www.oakton.edu1600 E Golf Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1268
Ocean County Vocational-Technical School$6,813522www.ocvts.org137 Bey Lea Rd, Toms River, New Jersey 08753-2703
Oconee Fall Line Technical College$2,5361869www.oftc.edu1189 Deepstep Rd, Sandersville, Georgia 31082
Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College$8,2082625www.owatc.edu200 N Washington Blvd, Ogden, Utah 84404-4089
Ogeechee Technical College$4,8022216www.ogeecheetech.eduOne Joseph E. Kennedy Blvd, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Ohio Medical Career Center$2,531www.omcc.edu1133 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd, Suite 110, Dayton, Ohio 45417
Okefenokee Technical College$4,5791180www.okefenokeetech.edu1701 Carswell Ave, Waycross, Georgia 31503
Olney Central College$1, N West Street, Olney, Illinois 62450
Olympic College$5,3167329www.olympic.edu1600 Chester Ave, Bremerton, Washington 98337-1699
Opportunities Industrialization Center$13,11596www.oicwv.org120 Jackson St, Fairmont, West Virginia 26554
Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College$6,5392718www.octech.edu3250 Saint Matthews Rd, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118-8299
Oregon Coast Community College$7,347580www.oregoncoastcc.org400 SE College Way, Newport, Oregon 97366
Orlando Tech$14,229540www.orlandotech.ocps.net301 W Amelia Street, Orlando, Florida 32801-1197
Oswego County BOCES$8, County Route 64, Mexico, New York 13114
Otero Junior College$10,9971449WWW.OJC.EDU1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050
Ozarka College$6,7011489www.ozarka.edu218 College Dr, Melbourne, Arkansas 72556-0010
Palm Beach State College$2, Congress Ave, Lake Worth, Florida 33461-4796
Palo Verde College$8,6643253www.paloverde.eduOne College Drive, Blythe, California 92225
Paradise Valley Community College$8,4289477www.pvc.maricopa.edu18401 N 32nd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Paris Junior College$6, Clarksville St, Paris, Texas 75460
Parkland College$5,5468437www.parkland.edu2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, Illinois 61821-1899
Pasco-Hernando Community College$6,03510206www.phcc.edu10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey, Florida 34654-5199
PCCTI IT and HealthcareNA233WWW.PCCTI.COM2625 Butterfield Road, Ste 102E, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523-1234
PCI Health Training Center$14,934445 (all undergraduate)www.pcihealth.edu8101 John Carpenter Fwy, Dallas, Texas 75247-4720
Peninsula College$7,2902405www.pencol.edu1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles, Washington 98362
Pensacola State College$8,13411235www.pensacolastate.edu1000 College Blvd, Pensacola, Florida 32504-8998
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas$10,9592029www.pccua.edu1000 Campus Drive, Helena, Arkansas 72342-0785
Phoenix College$7,94812676www.phoenixcollege.edu1202 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District$338374www.pickawayross.com895 Crouse Chapel Rd, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601-9010
Pickens Technical College$10,0431184www.pickenstech.org500 Airport Blvd, Aurora, Colorado 80011-9307
Piedmont Community College$9,9311591www.piedmontcc.edu1715 College Dr, Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom$6,1746203www.pierce.ctc.edu9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-1999
Pierce College at Puyallup$7, 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, Washington 98374-2222
Pima Medical Institute-Denver$18,561951pmi.edu7475 Dakin St Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80221
Pima Medical Institute-East Valley$16,628511pmi.edu2160 S Power Rd, Mesa, Arizona 85209
Pima Medical Institute-Houston$16,620898pmi.edu10201 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77024
Pima Medical Institute-Mesa$16,4571146pmi.edu957 S. Dobson Road, Mesa, Arizona 85202
Pine Technical College$11,5531098www.pinetech.edu900 4th St SE, Pine City, Minnesota 55063
Pinellas Technical Education Center-St Petersburg$15,8411128myptec.org901 34th St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-2209
Pioneer Career and Technology Center$6,03535www.go2pioneer.com27 Ryan Rd, Shelby, Ohio 44875
Pioneer Technology Center$4,850421pioneertech.edu2101 N Ash, Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601
Pittsburgh Technical Institute$20,0761841www.pti.edu1111 McKee Road, Oakdale, Pennsylvania 15071
Platt College-Los Angeles$30,298608www.plattcollege.edu1000 South Fremont Avenue, A10, Alhambra, California 91803
Prairie State College$6,2625064www.prairiestate.edu202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411-8226
Pratt Community College$6,0251541www.prattcc.edu348 NE SR 61, Pratt, Kansas 67124
Preferred College of Nursing-Los Angeles$18, Wilshire Blvd Ste 1100, Los Angeles, California 90010
Professional Careers InstituteNA93www.pcicareer.edu6666 Harwin Ste 160, Houston, Texas 77036
Progressive Training CentersNA6www.progressivetc.com98 East McNab Road, Suite 98, Pompano Beach, Florida 33060-9238
Pueblo Community College$9,0836718www.pueblocc.edu900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499
Pulaski Technical College$11,88410527www.pulaskitech.edu3000 W Scenic Dr, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72118-3347
Rainy River Community College$8,111315www.rrcc.mnscu.edu1501 Hwy 71, International Falls, Minnesota 56649
Randolph Community College$9,1323024www.randolph.edu629 Industrial Pk Ave, Asheboro, North Carolina 27205
Red River Technology Center$10,560448rrtc.edu3300 W Bois D Arc, Duncan, Oklahoma 73533
Red Rocks Community College$9,4378599www.rrcc.edu13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255
Reid State Technical College$4,883517www.rstc.eduI65 and Hwy 83, Evergreen, Alabama 36401
Rend Lake College$7,9802714www.rlc.edu468 N Ken Gray Pky, Ina, Illinois 62846
Renton Technical College$7,0303338www.rtc.edu3000 NE Fourth St, Renton, Washington 98056-4123
RGV Careers$16,237223www.rgvcareers.edu1200 West Polk Avenue, Pharr, Texas 78577-2106
Rich Mountain Community College$4,776957www.rmcc.edu1100 College Dr, Mena, Arkansas 71953
Richmond Community College$6,5792664www.richmondcc.edu1042 W Hamlet Ave, Hamlet, North Carolina 28345-1189
Ridge Career Center$17, State Rd 544, Winter Haven, Florida 33881-9518
Ridgewater College$8, 15th Ave NW, Willmar, Minnesota 56201
River Parishes Community College$7,1123146www.rpcc.edu7384 John Leblanc Blvd, Sorrento, Louisiana 70778
River Valley Community College$20,630987www.rivervalley.eduOne College Place, Claremont, New Hampshire 03743-9707
Riverland Community College$9,7433308www.riverland.edu1900 8th Ave NW, Austin, Minnesota 55912-1473
Riverside City College$7, Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506
Riverside County Office of Education$5,915386www.riversidesce.org9825 County Farm Road, Riverside, California 92503-3504
Robert Morgan Educational Center$11,103816rmec.dadeschools.net18180 SW 122nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33177
Robeson Community College$7,4652260www.robeson.edu5160 Fayetteville Rd, Lumberton, North Carolina 28360
Rochester Community and Technical College$14, 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999
Rock Valley College$5,0228150www.rockvalleycollege.edu3301 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, Illinois 61114-5699
Saint Johns River State College$7,1676127www.sjrstate.edu5001 Saint Johns Ave, Palatka, Florida 32177
Saint Paul College$14,0886740www.saintpaul.edu235 Marshall Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-9808
Salina Area Technical College$6,256447www.salinatech.edu2562 Centennial Road, Salina, Kansas 67401
Salt Lake Community College$6,79932003www.slcc.edu4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health$28,054257www.salternursing.com670 N. Commercial St. Suite 403, Manchester, New Hampshire 03103
Santa Fe College$7,96615113www.sfcollege.edu3000 Northwest 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida 32606-6210
Santa Fe Community College$10,4856265www.sfcc.edu6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-4887
Sarasota County Technical Institute$6,355670www.scti.edu4748 Beneva Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34233-1798
Sauk Valley Community College$5,8022220www.svcc.edu173 Illinois Rt 2, Dixon, Illinois 61021-9112
Savannah Technical College$4,5554784www.savannahtech.edu5717 White Bluff Rd, Savannah, Georgia 31405-5594
Schoolcraft College$4,48712385www.schoolcraft.edu18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152-2696
Scioto County Career Technical Center$16, Vern Riffe Drive, Lucasville, Ohio 45648-0766
Scottsdale Community College$9,26610313www.scottsdalecc.edu9000 E Chaparral Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
Seattle Community College-North Campus$4,5796118www.northseattle.edu9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103-3599
Seattle Community College-South Campus$6,5024951southseattle.edu6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, Washington 98106-1499
Seminole State College of Florida$8, Weldon Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32773-6199
Shawnee Community College$12,3021834www.shawneecc.edu8364 Shawnee College Rd, Ullin, Illinois 62992
Shelton State Community College$8,6665068www.sheltonstate.edu9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522
Sheridan Technical Center$6,0311244www.SheridanTechnical.com5400 Sheridan St, Hollywood, Florida 33021
Shoreline Community College$8,3035937www.shoreline.edu16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, Washington 98133-5696
Sinclair Community College$3,41519176www.sinclair.edu444 W. Third St., Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460
Snead State Community College$4,6702295www.snead.edu102 Elder Street, Boaz, Alabama 35957-0734
Snow College$9,0044605www.snow.edu150 E College Ave, Ephraim, Utah 84627
Sojourner-Douglass College$22,0501080www.sdc.edu500 N Caroline St, Baltimore, Maryland 21205-1898
SOLEX E Dundee Rd., Ste. 200, Wheeling, Illinois 60090-3104
South Arkansas Community College$12,1171632www.southark.edu300 S West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010
South Branch Career and Technical Center$10,5505www.southbranchtech.com401 Pierpont St, Petersburg, West Virginia 26847
South Central College$10,6583410www.southcentral.edu1920 Lee Blvd, North Mankato, Minnesota 56003-1920
South Central Louisiana Technical College-Young Memorial Campus$8,7772410www.scl.edu900 Youngs Road, Morgan City, Louisiana 70380
South Florida Institute of Technology$7, NW 27th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Miami, Florida 33125
South Florida State College$5,5362699www.southflorida.edu600 W College Dr, Avon Park, Florida 33825-9356
South Georgia Technical College$3,4291828www.southgatech.edu900 South GA Tech Parkway, Americus, Georgia 31709
South Puget Sound Community College$7,3254938www.spscc.ctc.edu2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, Washington 98512-6292
South Suburban College$4, South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473-1200
South Texas College$1,48331232www.southtexascollege.edu3201 W Pecan, McAllen, Texas 78502-9701
South Texas Training Center$3,274136www.southtexastraining.com1901 W Hwy 77, San Benito, Texas 78586
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Brownsville$27,073278www.stvt.edu2144 Central Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-Corpus Christi$26,964268www.stvt.edu2000 South Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, Texas 78416
South Texas Vocational Technical Institute-McAllen$26,483351www.stvt.edu2400 Daffodil Ave., McAllen, Texas 78501
South Texas Vo-Tech Institute$27,116316www.stvt.edu2419 E Haggar Ave, Weslaco, Texas 78596
Southeast Arkansas College$5,2911601www.seark.edu1900 Hazel St., Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603
Southeastern Technical College$4,5161533www.southeasterntech.edu3001 E First St, Vidalia, Georgia 30474
Southern Arkansas University Tech$10,5221730www.sautech.edu6415 Spellman Road, Camden, Arkansas 71701-1906
Southern Crescent Technical College$9,6805177www.sctech.edu501 Varsity Rd, Griffin, Georgia 30223-2042
Southwest Applied Technology CenterNA509www.swatc.edu510 West 800 South, Cedar City, Utah 84720
Southwest Georgia Technical College$2, US Hwy 19 North, Thomasville, Georgia 31792-9960
Southwest Mississippi Community College$5,7142021www.smcc.edu1156 College Dr, Summit, Mississippi 39666-0000
Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College$16, N Dysart Rd, Avondale, Arizona 85323
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College$7,5904144www.swtc.edu1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore, Wisconsin 53809-9778
Southwestern Community College$7,9432242www.southwesterncc.edu447 College Dr, Sylva, North Carolina 28779
Southwestern Illinois College$7,55511332www.swic.edu2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville, Illinois 62221-5899
SOWELA Technical Community College$7,8983225www.sowela.edu3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70616
Spartanburg Community College$4,9395864www.sccsc.edu107 Community College Drive, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
Spencerian College-Louisville$24,176533www.spencerian.edu4627 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, Kentucky 40216
St Cloud Technical and Community College$8,4634946www.sctcc.edu1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240
St Louis College of Health Careers-FentonNA301www.slchc.com1297 North Highway Drive, Fenton, Missouri 63026
St Louis College of Health Careers-St Louis$24,785295www.slchc.com909 South Taylor Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110
State Career College$16,39186www.statecareercollege.edu2770 W. Grand Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois 60085-5129
State Fair Community College$5,5855185www.sfccmo.edu3201 W 16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301-2199
Stone Academy-East Hartford$21,426312www.stoneacademy.com745 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, Connecticut 06108
Stone Academy-Hamden$19,534422www.stoneacademy.com560 Saw Mill Road, West Haven, Connecticut 06516
Stone Academy-Waterbury$9,824212www.stoneacademy.com101 Pierpont Road, Waterbury, Connecticut 06705
Summit College$20,348947www.summitcollege.edu851 S. Cooley Dr, Colton, California 92324
Superior Career Institute$14,12193www.ishbt.edu5950 WEST OAKLAND PARK, LAUDERHILL, Florida 33313
Suwannee-Hamilton Technical Center$17, SW Pinewood Dr, Live Oak, Florida 32064
Tacoma Community College$5,4537146www.tacomacc.edu6501 S 19th St, Tacoma, Washington 98466-6100
Tallahassee Community College$4,89913509https://www.tcc.fl.edu444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee, Florida 32304-2895
Technical Education Center-Osceola$7,030478www.teco.osceola.k12.fl.us501 Simpson Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34744
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald$9,735363www.tcathohenwald.edu813 West Main, Hohenwald, Tennessee 38462-2201

What should you consider when choosing a certified nursing assistant school?

  • The school’s programs must meet the state certification requirements
  • The programs must be approved by the State’s Board of Nursing
  • The school should have enough teachers, resources and an appropriate environment for learning practical skills
  • The school should be supportive to students as they prepare for the certification exams
  • The school’s program should be flexible enough to accommodate your personal and educational needs
  • The program cost should be within your reach

An ideal cna program should offer classes in:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Body mechanics
  • Mental health care
  • Patient Rights
  • Nursing Skills such as restorative care, basic medical procedures, critical observation, infection control and communication

Once enrolled in these programs, students learn basic nursing skills, clients’ rights, effective communication skills and personal skills. The certificate programs take 6-12 weeks and students complete between 6-10 credit hours per week. Besides, the programs vary in scope from one school to the other and the students need to ensure that they are enrolled in comprehensive programs that can help them pass the certification exams and prepare them for on-job challenges of nursing assisting.

Typically, certified nursing assistants only need certificates earned after attending post-secondary education programs to practice as nurse aides. A certificate program is a short program that focuses on the technical and practical skills needed for a job. The programs are offered in community colleges, hospitals, nursing homes and vocational schools.

Some CNA Schools

1. West Los Angeles College
Culver City, CA

2. Harper College
Palatine, IL

3. Front Range Community College
Westminster, CO

4. Allen School
Brooklyn, NY

5. Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, MI

6. Davis Applied Technology College
Kaysville, UT

7. Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS

8. Madison Area Technical College
Madison, WI

9. Healthcare Training Institute
Union, NJ

10. City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy – King College
Chicago, IL

How much will you pay for your certified nursing assistant training? Typically, on-job training can be free, but the medium cost for nurse aide programs range between $200 and $350 (in 6-12 weeks programs) while the highest costs range from $825-1200. Hospitals usually offer training to nursing assistants at no cost and aspiring students should check with their local area hospitals for such opportunities. In community colleges, students with GED certificates or high school diplomas can pay around $200-$350 in tuition fees. In vocational schools and online CNA programs, students pay between $825 and $1,200. Aspiring CNAs may also be charged additional $50-270 for state certification exams, $50-100 for books and supplies, $30-45 for uniforms, $35 for fingerprint services and $50 for First Aid and CPR.

Since the training programs can be highly expensive, it is essential to explore various ways of reducing the cost of training. Some crucial ways include:

  • Taking your certificate training program for free in a local hospital
  • Applying for federal loans, which are usually offered at low interest rates and with flexible repayment schedules
  • Government grants: If you can demonstrate your financial need, then you can be given a significant amount of money in grant to pay your fees.
  • Scholarships: Check with your school’s financial aid office for any scholarships for which you are eligible.
  • Friends and family: You can borrow money from friends or rely on the support of family members to pay your fees.
CNA Class Online Options

Depending on where you live, you might be able to complete your studies online. Each state has different requirements when it comes to the number of hours of hands-on, clinical training you must complete before you take the competency test and become licensed. Obviously this clinical training would be difficult to complete online, but online CNA theory training is often the best bet for busy students like you.

Are Online CNA Programs right for you?

First, it’s always important to check out your state’s requirements. Before you jump into an online CNA program, you need to make sure that program adheres to your state’s CNA guidelines. To do this, check out your state’s Department of Public Health website. Here you will be able to find any information you need on CNA certification guidelines and CNA training programs in your area. You’ll also be able to find out which online programs have been approved and contact a state public health official that can answer any questions you might have.

CNAnursing Expert Tip: Check out this short video about one of your CNA duties

What you’ll need to succeed online:

In order to take advantage of online CNA courses and distance learning, you’ll need:

  • Access to a reliable computer capable of accessing the Internet
  • Access to a high-speed Internet connection
  • Baseline Internet navigation and word processing computer skills
  • Time management and self-motivation skills

If you can check all of these requirements off the list, it’s time to take a look at the benefits you’ll see from online CNA programs.

The benefits to taking CNA Classes online:

Anyone who’s ever taken online classes will tell you there are a ton of benefits to distance learning. These benefits include:

  • Flexibility:Students are busy these days. Work, family, travel, community responsibilities, and other classes can all interfere with a typical course schedule. With online classes however, you can study for tests, complete your coursework, and chat with other students on your own time.
  • Access: With online courses, you’ll have access to class materials including lectures, discussions, assignments and test prep, 24 hours a day.
  • Learn at your own pace: Online classes let you decide which sections to spend your time on. Do you need some more time on medical terminology? No problem, the class travels at your pace so you can take all the time you need.
  • Savings:The time and money you’ll save by not having to drive to a traditional classroom is nothing to sneeze at. Car repairs and gas prices add up.

Taking Online Classes: What to look for:

To get the most out of your online experience, it’s important to find out of if the online CNA classes you’re interested in line up with your goals and, maybe more importantly, your state’s requirements. When evaluating online programs, take a look at:

  • Accreditation: Find out if the school you’re considering is accredited. Basically accreditation means that the program is reputable and will be recognized by your state’s licensing board. Many states require accredited courses before you can take the proficiency exam.
  • Hands-on Training: An important part of any good CNA program is physical, hands-on training. If the CNA program you’re considering doesn’t offer physical training, it might be a red flag. Many states require hands-on training to become licensed.
  • State Approval: CNA terminology can be confusing. Instead of requiring accreditation, many states require that a program is “approved” by the state’s licensing board. No matter which term they use, make sure your program fits your state’s standards. If they don’t, you might take an entire course then be prohibited from taking the licensing exam.
CNA Jobs and Career Outlook

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The last 10 years (2004 to 2014) have seen an impressive growth in CNA jobs. The rate of job increases was 21-percent in 2004 and rose to 35-percent in 2014, resulting in approximately 516,000 new CNA jobs in the country. The number of nursing assistant jobs is expected to grow by 20-percent in the next decade (2014-2024), which is faster than the expected national average. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the expected growth in CNA jobs is a response to the growing elderly population that is in need of long-term care needs. In fact, many more new jobs will be created in nursing homes and community care facilities for the elderly. Another reason for the growth in CNA jobs is technological and scientific advances which make outpatient and home-based care tenable and which help to boost the lifespan of the general population.
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Today, the demand of nursing assistant services has increased as insurance agencies and hospitals move more of their long-term care into private homes and nursing homes to reduce the cost of healthcare. The agencies are using more nurses and nursing assistants to deliver the necessary routine care to the elderly patients in their homes with the help of new medical technologies. Moreover, the limited advancement opportunities and the relatively low pay for nursing aides is causing a very high turnover as many CNAs leave their jobs in pursuit of higher formal training and employment. This results in more opportunities for graduate CNAs who have achieved the right training and obtained their state’s certification requirements. Indeed, based on these projections, the nursing aide job outlook should be impressive for students and individuals with interest in the field.

So how can you get a CNA job? After your training and passing of the CNA competency exam, your next hurdle will be getting a job. In order to land the job quickly, you will need to:

  • Conduct thorough research: Before, during and after your training as a nursing assistant, you should find out all the facilities in your locality that hire NAs, including doctor offices, nursing homes, clinics and hospitals. Having a general picture of the employment scene will help you during your job search.
  • Be flexible: Patients need care for 24/7. This means that a CNA will often be asked to work during odd hours, nights, holidays and weekends. When you demonstrate to your employer that you can work during odd hours, you will stand-out among the many applicants.
  • Craft a telling resume: Your resume and cover letter will be the only tools to stand for you during short-listing. If your resume is not good enough, you will not get many opportunities for interviews. Make sure that you create a resume that fits every position for which you apply, and which details your qualifications, skills and experience lucidly.
  • Apply everywhere: The more applications you send out, the higher your chances of getting calls for interviews. You should never get tired of sending your resume and cover letter out on any opportunities. Just send because your luck will knock.
  • Volunteer: If you have completed your training and received certification but still does not have a job, you should volunteer your services to a nearby care center. Volunteering will not only give you valuable experience, but will also give you the opportunity to interact with potential employers, build new contacts and know when new jobs are available.

When searching for CNA jobs, you should follow the steps below to be more successful:

  1. Notes of Networks: The first step in a successful CNA job search should be listing down the names of acquaintances, former classmates, tutors and supervisors who may help you with information on how to secure a job. Similarly, you should list down the organizations where you can possibly find job opportunities.
  2. Use the internet: The internet has become a critical tool in the CNA job search. By typing the right keywords in the search engines, you can easily know when there are new job openings. Likewise, it is essential to register in websites, forums, blogs and newsletters that provide information on the latest CNA jobs.
  3. Check out nursing job boards: There are several nursing assistant sites that post the latest jobs. Checking out these sites can allow you to know of and apply for a certified nursing assistant job as soon as it is advertised. Some of the job boards include:
  1. Prepare and send your resume and cover letter: You should take your time to produce an appealing, descriptive and error-free resume and cover letter to send to your potential employer as soon as you locate a job opportunity.
  2. Prepare well for interviews: The interview can make or break your employment chances and you should not take it for granted. Make sure to review your course content, to look back at your practical experience in clinical settings and to research the history and operations of your potential employer. Also make sure to read some interview tips and to prepare yourself with answers for the most frequently asked questions. A successful performance in an interview will help you to get your coveted certified nursing assistant job.
CNA Salary

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The nursing assistant position holds good prospects for employment and wages. The average annual salary for a CNA is $30,020. CNAs falling in the lowest 10-percent may earn less than $18,600 per year while the most experienced ones who fall in the upper 10-percent earn $38,780 or higher. Owing to increasing aging population, the CNAs have been on high demand and their salaries have been growing steadily.

CNAnursing Expert Tip: Find your state below to see how much CNA’s get paid on average hourly/yearly.

StateAverage HourlyAverage YearlyCurrent Employment
District of Columbia$14.29$29,7303690
New Hampshire$13.73$28,5508410
New Jersey$13.51$28,09049640
New Mexico$12.51$26,0105670
New York$15.45$32,13099820
North Carolina$10.99$22,86050990
North Dakota$13.49$28,0706980
Puerto Rico$10.35$21,520890
Rhode Island$13.82$28,7509870
South Carolina$10.69$22,24018400
South Dakota$11.18$23,2506300
Virgin Islands$11.11$23,110150
West Virginia$10.79$22,4407750

While the numbers of nurse aide jobs keep growing, the salaries earned by CNAs depend on a number of factors, including experience, certification, location and industry. For instance, experienced CNAs have more prestige in the field because of their wealth of knowledge and practical capacity. Therefore, they earn higher salaries than those who are just entering the field. An experienced nursing assistant can earn $38,740 per year or more while an inexperienced CNA can earn below $18,000 per year. Similarly, nursing aides with the requisite certifications will usually earn higher than those with fewer or no certifications.

Equally, industries that absorb highly skilled nursing assistants, such as research and development services, the Federal Executive Branch and other industries, usually pay at least $24,650 per year to CNAs. CNA salaries also vary according to the location of the nurse aide. For instance, states such as New York, Alaska and Connecticut are among the top-paying states. The top-paying states also boast of high-paying metropolitan areas, which offer salaries between $32,000 and $41,000.

Top 5 States by CNA Salary

  1. Alaska with average annual salary of $34,990
  2. New York with average annual salary of $31,840
  3. Connecticut with average annual salary of $31,660
  4. Nevada with average annual salary of $31,270
  5. District of Columbia with average annual salary of $30,300

Top 5 Metropolitan Areas

  1. San Francisco-Redwood, CA with average annual salary of $41,010
  2. Fairbanks, AK with average annual salary of $36,840
  3. San Jose- Sunnyvale- Santa Clara, CA with average annual salary of $36,210
  4. Nassau-Suffolk, NY with average annual salary of $36,000
  5. Oakland-Freemont-Hayward, CA with average annual salary of $34,890

Top 5 Industries By CNA Salary

  1. Federal Executive Branch with average annual salary of $37,920
  2. Universities, Professional Schools and Colleges with average annual salary of $34,410
  3. Scientific Research and Development Services with average annual salary of $32,680
  4. State Government with average annual salary of $32,120
  5. Insurance Carriers with average annual salary of $31,649

Top 5 States with Highest CNA Employment Levels

  1. California with over 110,400 jobs per year and average annual salary of $29,170
  2. New York with over 109, 200 jobs per year and average annual salary of $31,840
  3. Texas with over 96,860 jobs per year and average annual salary of $23,150
  4. Florida with over 94,750 jobs per year and average annual salary of $24,080
  5. Pennsylvania with over 81,460 jobs per year and average annual salary of $27,290

Comparing CNA Salary to the Salaries of Related Careers

  • Medical Assistant earns an average annual salary of $29,370
  • Coding Specialist/Medical Billing Expert earns an average annual salary of $34,160
  • Pharmacy Technician earns an average annual salary of $29,320
  • Health Information Manager earns an average annual salary of $88,580
  • Phlebotomy Technician earns an average annual salary of $29,730
  • Radiologic Technologist earns an average annual salary of $55,910
  • Dental Assistant earns an average annual salary of $34,500
  • Medical Transcriptionist earns an average annual salary of $34,020
  • Medical Lab Technician earns an average annual salary of $37,240
  • Medical Office Manager earns an average annual salary of $76,870
  • Veterinary Technician earns an average annual salary of $30,290
  • Surgical Technologist earns an average annual salary of $41,790

To earn higher salaries, CNAs can opt for careers that give them more authority in the medical field. There are several specialties that can suite their work schedules and immediate lifestyle, and which can also help them to transition quickly from their jobs to higher levels. Some specialties that CNAs should consider for their advancement include:

  • Advanced Practice Nursing: By taking a degree program in advanced nursing practice, CNAs can specialize in critical care, gynecology, palliative care, psychiatric nursing and other areas that pay more and have more potential for career growth.
  • Radiology/Sonography: Opting for training in radiology or sonography will help the nursing aide to play a part in the diagnosis and treatment process, and to earn more salary and have greater career advancement opportunities.
  • Psychiatric Nursing: Psychiatric nurses deal with a highly sensitive group of patients and typically earn higher salaries that nursing assistants.
  • Medical school: For nursing assistants who find the medical environment perfect for their career development, opting to enroll in a medical school is a huge and positive step. However, the CNAs will need to take up to 12 years of schooling before they can finally become physicians and earn more than triple the CNA salary.

If you seek to move from a CNA into a nursing or medical degree program, you should follow these guidelines in order to keep a smooth transition:

  1. Do not quit your day job: Advanced training in nursing or medicine requires a lot of money and can easily throw you into debt. Hence, you should keep your job to get some money to pay your fees. Besides, some employers will even offer to pay your continuing education fees if you accept to work for a certain minimum amount of time every day. If you find that the classes consume much of your time and you cannot take overtime duties, at least keep your day job.
  2. Choose a specialty: As a practicing CNA, you will be fortunate to have experience in the hospital environment and in specific sections of health care. Make sure to choose a specialty in which you are experienced. Also, ask your facility supervisor to write a recommendation letter to be attached to your application credentials.
  3. Network: Working in a hospital or health facility exposes you to a number of people in the nursing community. It is prudent to network with these people and to inform them of your intention to pursue higher nursing or medical education. Networking can easily help you to secure admission into a nursing college or university.
  4. Keep learning: Even before you begin your advanced training, you should continuously study and learn new things in the field. New technologies are always affecting the procedures of nursing practice and keeping up with the changes will make your qualifications and experience relevant at work and during your studies. Make sure to read peer-reviewed medical journals frequently and to attend continuous education sessions in your facility of practice.
CNA Job Description

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Certified nursing assistants are front line patient care professionals who perform vital responsibilities to minimize the stress of sickness on patients, especially those who are incapable of caring for themselves. CNAs are found in every setting where there is need for personal patient care as they are relied upon to offer basic care and free up LPNs and RNs to perform more complex procedures and tasks that require advanced training and expertise. While the duties of a nursing assistant may vary from one setting to another, the professionals typically provide hands-on contact with patients through helping the patients with basic tasks such as dressing, eating, bathing, getting in and out of bed, grooming, exercises, walking and getting into wheelchairs.

The core duties of CNAs include:

  • Ensuring high-degree personal hygiene for patients by helping with baths and showers, assisting with movement to bathrooms and toilets, and giving shampoos, shaves, backrubs, urinals, bedpans and baths.
  • Providing daily living activities such as feeding patients, serving meals, ambulating, positioning and turning patients, and providing nourishment and freshwater between meals.
  • Providing adjunct care through administration of douches, enemas, non-sterile dressings, heat treatments, surgical preps, ice packs, sitz baths and therapeutic baths; and applying restraints.
  • Maintaining patient stability through prompt checking of vital signs and weight, recording intake and output volumes, and testing urine.
  • Ensuring patient comfort by applying appropriate materials and resources, transporting patients, answering patient calls, and reporting observations and changes to nursing supervisors.
  • Documenting activities by completing forms, logs, records and reports.
  • Maintaining best nursing practices by adhering to procedures and policies.
  • Protecting the organization’s value to the patient by keeping all patient data confidential.
  • Serving and protecting the hospital community by observing professional standards, federal, state and local requirements, jcaho standards, and hospital procedures and policies.
  • Enhancing the reputation of the nursing desk and hospital by exploring opportunities for value addition in daily tasks.
  • Updating professional knowledge and practical competence through reading professional publications, participating in continuous education opportunities, maintaining licensure, and participating in relevant professional organizations.

Typically, the nursing assistants work in hospitals, retirement communities, physician offices, community care centers and nursing care facilities where may take and record vital signs, administer medications, deliver lab samples, change bedpans, make beds, listen to patient concerns, and report mental and physical changes in patient condition to other members of the healthcare team, and monitor patient nutrition and hydration. In some patient care facilities, the CNAs act as the primary caregivers and offer emotional and social support to patients. And whereas NAs in hospital environments often work with different patients each day, the CNAs in long-term care settings usually foster closer relationships with few patients. CNAs are not authorized to give medical advice or to diagnose patients. Since the work environment is taxing, individuals aspiring to be CNAs must have strong work ethic and unwavering resilience.

The job is often performed indoors, but it requires physical ability. For instance, nurse aides lift equipment, food, clothing, bedding and other supplies, and move patients when necessary. Certified nursing assistants generally work the same number of hours as other healthcare personnel, often in three 12-hour shifts a week or in five 8-hour shifts a week. The CNAs may also work overtime, at nights, holidays and weekends because most hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes are usually opened all day long. Nonetheless, the CNA is an ideal choice for all individuals who are seeking career stability and those who are committed to helping others.

Careers Similar to Nursing Assistant

CNAs, psychiatric aides, medical assistants and orderlies are usually grouped together into one large class, and while the jobs share a number of duties, there are fundamental differences. Here are the differences:

  • Psychiatric Aides: The career is similar to the nursing assistant job except for the work setting. Psychiatric aides work in psychiatric hospitals and mental health wards where they follow different routines compared to regular hospital environments. Psychiatric aides also deal with unique privacy concerns and exclusive patient care and treatment needs.
  • Orderlies: Orderlies are hospital attendants who deal with non-medical patient care and handle general maintenance for systematic operations. They do not need certificates or degrees to enter their careers, and they typically interact with patients only during non-treatment activities.
  • Medical Assistants: These personnel do not need certificates or degrees to practice and their core duties are to help nurses and doctors with their daily tasks. Medical assistants have lesser authority to indulge in patient treatment and care than CNAs.
  • Certified Nurse Assistants: CNAs interact with the patients directly and participate in patient care and treatment more often. They take vital signs, collect patient data, maintain patient hygiene and administer basic care. Due to their certification and training, the CNAs have more authority to participate in patient treatment than medical assistants. In fact, CNAs are paid better than medical assistants.
How to Become a CNA

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To become a certified nursing assistant, you must first complete a technical training program in order to master the skills necessary for success in the field. The requirement for entry into the nursing assistant training program is a high school diploma, a GED or any relevant form of post-secondary education. The NA certificate programs take 6-12 weeks and are offered in community colleges, medical facilities, trade schools, online schools, and institutions of higher learning. The coursework in CNA programs include basic nursing skills, anatomy, physiology, nutrition, personal care skills, basic restorative services, infection control, resident’s rights, caring for cognitively impaired patients, social service needs, mental health and pharmacology. Practical skills are usually learned by the students during clinical activities and supervised training with residents of nursing homes.

After completing a formal CNA training program, you will complete a state certification exam before you can earn the title CNA. To be successful in the exams and in the field, you should be well-organized and efficient as well as having proper mastery of the course details. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task are also critical for success as a nursing assistant. There are many employment opportunities to nurse aides, which arise from new openings and high rates of turnover, but you must be aggressive enough to secure the best opportunities. Indeed, while some degree of training and professionalism is required in nursing assisting, the barriers to entry into the career are much fewer than for many other positions in the healthcare sector. Therefore, if you are passionate about working in the medical industry, then the CNA career can be an easier option. Moreover, the nursing assistant position can provide a path to career development and advancement into higher fields in the nursing and healthcare industry.

If you want to become a certified nursing assistant, you must have a high school diploma or a GED in order to register for a certificate program in a nursing assistant course. The courses you take in high school should include biology, chemistry and extra science classes in order to prepare you for training. While you do not need a degree to practice as a nursing assistant, you will need to complete 75-150 hours of training and to take a state-sanctioned competency exam before you can earn the title CNA. Prior to enrolling in a training program, you will need to take a background check and drug tests, which must confirm your integrity and good health before admission into the training programs. Since as a nursing assistant you will be a principal link between patients and LPNs or RNs, you must also have strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team.

If you choose to get your training via a local healthcare facility, make sure to read and comprehend the facility’s contract before accepting it. Some facilities require aspiring CNAs to work for a certain minimum length of time before receiving their certification. If you find such contracts with local hospitals inconveniencing, you should opt for training in vocational schools, community colleges, online training programs and other organizations such as the Red Cross. Regardless of where you take the course, the training program will last 6-12 months, with most classes focusing on on-site training. Nonetheless, you must make sure that the program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accredited Commission (NLNAC) and is approved by your state in order to avoid wasting your time and money on non-accredited courses.

To practice as a nursing g assistant, you must take a competency test comprising of multiple choice and practical questions to demonstrate your nurse skills theoretically and practically. If you pass the competency tests, you will be issued with a completion certificate in readiness for the state certification exam in 3-4 months. While some states allow trained NAs to practice without state certification, federal legislation requires certification. Therefore, you should prioritize certification as soon as possible to increase your employment opportunities, earn more pay and rise quickly in the nursing assistant ladder.

CNAnursing Wrap Up: This is a great career choice for you if:
  1. You have a lot of patience and don’t get rattled easily.
  2. You want to get your foot in the nursing profession door.
  3. Want an in-demand job and career stability.
  4. Don’t mind working some nights and holidays.

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