CNA Training Programs in Georgia
Becoming a CNA in Georgia requires the completion of a state approved nurse aide/nursing assistant/ patient care technician training program. Upon successful completion of the training program graduates will receive a certification and then have to apply and register for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam. Certified nursing assistants in Georgia are also known as or work as geriatric assistants, home health aides, patient care technicians and nurse aides.
Georgia's state approved CNA classes and programs follow the federal regulations set forth by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA), which include classes in communication and interpersonal skills, basic nursing skills, personal care skills, mental health and social service needs, care of the dementia or cognitively impaired patient and the rights of facility patients or residents. These courses are designed to prepare the student for the competency exam needed for certification to work as a certified nursing assistant in Georgia (Georgia NNAAP). These programs are offered at high schools, technical schools, private training schools and nursing homes throughout Georgia. Find featured state approved training programs as well as contact information for other state approved programs below.
Some patient care technician programs are state approved as nurse aide and require more course time but offer the student EKG and phlebotomy training . This additional training can mean better CNA job prospects as well as future certification opportunities as EKG and phlebotomy technicians.
The NNAAP Examination is a two part examination that evaluates nursing assistant knowledge and nursing assistant skills. Graduates of CNA training programs can find test sites and test dates through the Pearson Vue website (www.pearsonvue.com).
(Sources: Georgia Health Partnership website)
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CNA Training in Georgia
Georgia Health Partnership - Approved Program List
Approved Programs Offered: Nurse Aide, Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician
- Link to a searchable list of approved schools courtesy of the Georgia Health Partnership: https://www.ghp.georgia.gov/wps/portal