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CNA Training Programs in Arkansas

Certified Nurse Aides/Assistants (CNA), also known in Arkansas and many states as patient care technicians, have specific guidelines and requirements they must fill prior to actually working in the field. The first step or requirement to become a CNA in Arkansas is to find and complete an Arkansas approved nursing assistant training program. This is one of the requirements prior to CNA certification in Arkansas. Upon completion of the approved program, many of which can be found listed below, you will need to successfully pass the state competency evaluation or exam administered by Prometric/Department of Health and Human Services Division of Medical Services Offices of Long Term Care.

Many of the employers in Arkansas will look favorably and even require CNAs to have a high school diploma or the equivalent (GED) in addition to certification as a nursing aide/assistant. CPR certification is also often required by employers and is usually part of a CNA training program.

Typical skills taught in CNA classes and duties that CNAs perform in the work environment include taking patient vital signs, change dressings, assist patients when taking their medications, communicating with the pertinent members of the health care team as to assessment of patient, and related tasks.

According to Discover Arkansas Current Employment Statistics, nurse aides/Certified Nursing Assistants in Arkansas made a median annual salary of $19,600 and a median hourly wage of $9.41. Based on the cost of attending a CNA training program, which can often be free, the return on your time and financial investment ends up being well worth it. Making this career an even more attractive choice is the fact that the Discover Arkansas Long-Term Occupational Projections through 2016 show a 23% growth in CNA job openings in the State of Arkansas.

You may also be interested in a Medical assistant career, which is one of the fastest growing careers in Arkansas (37% job growth projected through 2016 in Arkansas). Learn about the Medical Assistant programs in Arkansas and more about the exciting opportunities for Medical Assistants in Arkansas.

Schools Licensed by Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education - CNA Programs

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Arkansas Academy for Nursing Assistants
1501 Lincoln Street
Lonoke, AR 72086
stjohnruby@aol.com
Phone: 501-676-2600
Arkansas Academy for Nursing
Assistants of Pulaski County
704 Quince Hill Road, Suite A
Jacksonville, AR 72076
stjohnruby@aol.com
Phone: 501-982-0655109
Area Agency on Aging of Western
Arkansas, Inc.
524 Garrison Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
jmyers@agingwest.org
Phone: 479-783-4500
Arkansas Residential Assisted Living
Association, Inc.
Traveling School
Offered in, Arkansas
kentschroeder@classicnet.net
Phone: 501-941-2075 Arkansas

Clark County Community

Education
3021 Twin Rivers Drive
Arkadelphia, AR 71923
Phone: 870-246-6337

Compassion Certified Nursing Assistant School
600 Lelia Street
Magnolia, AR 71753 gammiebetty@yahoo.com
Phone: 870-235-1414
Health Care Training Associates
2600 N. Dudney Road
Magnolia, AR 71753
bonnieriggins@suddenlinkmail.com
Phone: 870-234-2800
Heartbeat to Heartbeat Certified Nursing Assistant School & Allied Health Studies
6701 Geyer Springs
Little Rock, AR 72209
jnheartbeat@yahoo.com
Phone: 501-562-6540
Hillcrest Community Education
1421 West Second Street N.
Prescott, AR 71857
hillcrestmj@hotmail.com
Phone: 870-887-3811 7409
HOPE Healthcare, CNA School
Offered in, Arkansas
Phone: 501-224-4250
M&M Education, Inc.
409 E. Michigan Avenue
Stuttgart, AR 72160
knollfamily@cebridge.net
Phone: 870-673-1657
M&M Education, Inc.
Traveling School
Offered in, Arkansas
knollfamily@cebridge.net Phone: 870-673-1657
Perry County CNA Training Center
1115 Aplin Avenue
Perryville, AR 72126
cphopper2@yahPhone: 501-889-2422
New Educational Beginnings
110 Hazel Street
McGehee, AR 71654
sislatt@yahoo.com
Phone: 870-222-6442/3803
Petra Allied Health, Inc.
4300 Rogers Ave., Greenpointe Center
Suite 41
Fort Smith, AR 72903
jamesorrenee@centurytel.net Phone: 479-750-9876
Petra Allied Health - Harrison
702 N. Main Street, Suite 1-A
Harrison, AR 72601
jamesorrenee@centurytel.net
Phone: 479-248-2081
Premium Health Care Training
Academy #3
Traveling School
Offered in, Arkansas
wellslaig@aol.com
Phone: 501-337-9155

Petra Allied Health, Inc.
2212 Malvern, Suite 2
Hot Springs, AR 71901
jamesorrenee@centurytel.net

Phone: 479-750-9876

Premium Health Care Training
Academy #4
Traveling School
Offered in, Arkansas
wellslaig@aol.com

Phone: 501-337-9155

PRN Medical Services, Education
Division
4500 Rogers Ave.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
kstewart@prnmedstaff.net
Phone: 479-785-9222
PRN Medical Services, Education
Division II
3807 South Thompson
Springdale, AR 72764
kstewart@prnmedstaff.net
Phone: 479-785-9222
Premium Health Care Training
Academy I
625 East Page
Malvern, AR 72104
wellslaig@aol.com
Phone: 501-337-9155 Toll
PRN Medical Services, Education
Division III
Traveling School
Offered in, Arkansas
kstewart@prnmedstaff.net
Phone: 479-785-9222
RSB Nursing Assistant Training
Program
2911 Browns Lane
Jonesboro, AR 72401
rbishop@waspwireless.com
Phone: 870-926-9496
RSB Nursing Assistant Training
Program II
Traveling School
Offered in, Arkansas
rbishop@waspwireless.com
Phone: 870-926-9496
River Valley Nurse Aide Training Center
Highway 10
Ola, AR 72853
legacynh@hotmail.com
Phone: 479-489-5111
Southern Good Faith Fund - Career
Pathways Program
2304 West 29th Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71603
kcaldwell@southerngff.org
Phone: 870-535-6233
Texarkana Nursing Academy
718 East 5th Street
Texarkana, AR 71854
tnatraincna30@aol.com
Phone: 870-772-6860
St. Cross Health Care Education I
Traveling School
Offered in, Arkansas
ckbaskins7@aol.com
Phone: 870-588-5772
White County Medical Center
1200 South Main
Searcy, AR 72143
ddeloach@wcmc.org
Phone: 501-380-3383
   
       

(Source: Arkansas State Board of Private Career Education, 6/16/2009)



Arkansas Campus Schools:


Vatterott College
Campus Locations:   Springfield | Memphis
Programs: Medical Assistant Occupational Specialist , Medical Assisting Professional , Medical Assistant AAS , more...



Online Schools:


Virginia College
Online Programs:   AS - Medical Office Administration


Ashworth College
Online Programs:   Dental Assistant , Medical Office Assisting


Penn Foster Schools
Online Programs:   Dental Assistant


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   Military Physical Assistant Prerequisite Program

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