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CNA Training Programs in Delaware

The State of Delaware - Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection (DLTCRP) regulates Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in the state of Delaware as well as the CNA programs offered in Delaware. To become a CNA in Delaware and be listed in the Delaware CNA registry, you will need to first complete a CNA training program approved by the DLTCRP and then successfully pass a competency examination.

CNA training programs in Delaware must be approved by the DLTCRP and consist of a combination of both basic nursing classes and a clinical component. There must be a minimum of 150 hours divided equally between the CNA classes and the clinical component. A registered nurse is always supervising during the clinical component and a licensed nurse is required to be with a CNA student when that student is performing any skills that have not previously been demonstrated and evaluated. Students are carefully mentored and trained, which means they will be ready and confident to practice as a CNA once they graduate from the CNA program. The combination of classroom and clinical training prepares CNA students to recognize signs and symptoms of illness and how to provide personal care and basic nursing skills. Students also learn the Heimlich maneuver and get CPR certified.

Classroom curriculum for CNA students covers the role and function of the CNA in the workplace including addressing the various needs of the residents like keeping them safe from any injuries or infection and what to do in an emergency. Students take classes in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and related areas. Also in the classroom, the students receive instruction revolving around the psychological needs of patients or residents. They learn about the mental, physical and emotional states of residents dealing with the changes associated with aging and how they should act or respond in certain situations. It is common that CNAs will work with patients or residents that are mentally retarded, have dementia, Alzheimer's Disease or a related disorder and need to be trained on how to interact with them.

Additional CNA classes cover the physical needs of the patients, such as their nutrition. Communication skills are stressed in all programs so that the CNA is prepared to respond to a resident in the appropriate manner as well as how to assess, record observations and report back to the supervising RN or physician regarding the observations taken.

One of the most important considerations prior to selecting a career and committing to an educational training program is to find out if there will be jobs when you are done with training and if you will make enough money to justify the cost of the education. According to the State of Delaware - Occupational Employment Statistics Program (Delaware Wages 2008), Nursing Assistants in Delaware made a median annual salary of $28,100 or a median hourly wage of $13.51. Job growth for CNAs in Delaware is projected at 17% through 2016 according to data collected by the State of Delaware - Occupational Employment Statistics Program - Occupation and Industry Projections. Based on this information it appears as though it is a good time to pursue CNA training in Delaware.

You may also want to consider Medical Assisting, which is considered a related career. According to the State of Delaware - Occupational Employment Statistics Program, Medical Assistants in Delaware make a median annual salary of $30,100 or a median hourly wage of $14.45 and job growth through 2016 is projected at 32%. This data supports pursuing a Medical Assisting career. Learn more about the Medical Assistant programs in Delaware. These are two exciting and rewarding career fields with a lot of potential.

CNA Training in Delaware Approved by the Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection

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Always Care Health Services, Inc.
1203 College Park Drive Suite # 102
Dover, DE 19904
PH: 302-677-1560
Beebe Medical Center School of Nursing
424 Savannah Road
Lewes, DE 19958
PH: 302-645-3251
Camtech, Inc.
240 N. James Street, Ste B2
Newport, DE 19804
PH: 302-998-8166
Camtech, Inc.
563 North Hall Street
Seaford, DE 19973
PH: 302-629-5603
Dawn Training Centre
3700 Lancaster Pike, Ste. 105
Wilmington, DE 19805-1511
PH: 302-633-9075
Del Tech Georgetown
P.O. Box 610, Rt. 18
Georgetown, DE 19947
PH: 302-855-5988
Del Tech Terry
100 Campus Drive
Dover, DE 19901
PH: 302-857-1400
Del Tech-Wilmington Campus
333 Shipley Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-571-5300
Delaware Skill Center
13th and Clifford Brown Walk
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-654-5392
Delcastle Technical High School
1417 Newport Road Wilmington, DE 19804
PH: 302-995-8099
Elite School of Nursing, LLC
111 S. Lincoln Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
PH: 302-367-9393
Hands Medical Healthcare Services, Inc.
230 N. Union Street, Suite A
Smyrna, DE 19977
PH: 302-659-3881
Hodgson Vo-Tech High School
2575 Glasgow Avenue
Newark, DE 19702
PH: 302-834-0990
KFW Medical Institute of Delaware
1423 Capitol Trail Road Building 3, Suite 3105
Drummond Plaza Office Park
PH: 302-533-6406
NCC Vo-Tech School District-Adult Education Division (evening program for adults)
1703 School Lane
Wilmington, DE 19808 (Class located at Marshallton Education Center)
PH: 302-683-3651
Howard High School of Technology (Day)
401 E. 12th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
PH: 302-571-5408
Poly Tech Adult Education
823 Walnut Shade Road P.O. Box 102
Woodside, DE 19980
PH: 302-697-4545
Poly Tech High School (Day)
P.O. Box 97
Woodside, DE 19980
PH: 302-697-3255 Ext. 233
Sussex Tech-Adult Education Division
17099 County Seat Highway
P.O. Box 351
Georgetown, DE 19947
PH: 302-856-9035
Sussex Technical High School
P.O. Box 351
Georgetown, DE 19947-0351
PH: 302-856-2543
St. Georges Technical High School
555 Hyetts Corner Road
Middletown, DE 19709
PH: 302-449-3600
Tri-State Technical
106 E. Market St
Laurel, DE 19956
PH: 443-523-8429
Wilmington Job Corps Center
9 Vandever Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19802
PH: 302-230-2539
Courtland Manor
889 S. Little Creek Road
Dover, DE 19901
PH: 302-674-0566
Stockley Center
26351 Patriots Way
Georgetown, DE 19947
PH: 302-934-8031
Milford Center
700 Marvel Road
Milford, DE 19963
515 Fairmount Avenue Towson, MD 21286
PH: 410-494-8167
Silver Lake Center
1080 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
515 Fairmount Avenue
Towson, MD 21286
PH: 410-494-8167
 

(Source: State of Delaware - Division of Long Term Care Residents Protection

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