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CNA Programs in Hawaii

Based on age distribution statistics provided by Census Scope for the state of Hawaii, the state is experiencing and will continue to experience a growing elderly population. Skilled health care professionals will continue to be in high demand. As the elderly continue to move into long-term care and assisted living facilities throughout the state, the demand for the CNA is projected to grow. This appears to be an opportune time to enroll in CNA training in Hawaii.

Completion of a State Department of Human Services approved CNA training program and passing of the American Red Cross Nurse Aide Certification Exam is required of anyone who will be working in a Medicaid, Medicare or State licensed/certified facility. The first step in the process is to find an approved CNA program. A list of approved programs can be found below or for call Elaine Andrade at 808-692-8115. The second step of CNA certification in Hawaii is, after completing an approved program, to register for the American Red Cross Nurse Aide Certification Exam. Upon successfully passing the exam the CNA will receive a State of Hawaii Certified Nurse Assistant Card.*

The State Department of Human Services approved programs are required to provide a minimum of 100 clock hours training of which 30 hours are spent on classroom instruction and 70 hours are spent in a supervised clinical/hands-on environment. Prior to spending any time in clinical and contact with patients, students must have at least 16 hours of class instruction that covers communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, understanding and promoting patients' rights and respecting patients' rights.

To work in facilities other than the Medicaid, Medicare or State licensed/certified facilities, one does not have to complete the certification requirements of a CNA. However, one cannot work as a nurse aide or call themselves a CNA in that facility and can only perform the skills they have learned or been trained in. Learn more about working as a non-certified nurse aide in Hawaii by visiting the Hawaii Red Cross Website.

According to the State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Wages by Occupation, a CNA in the state of Hawaii makes a median annual salary of $28,900 and a median hourly salary of $13.90. Both salary figures are well above the national medians reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Based on the projected growth of the elderly population and the earning potential for a CNA in Hawaii, this is a good time to be entering the Hawaii health care sector.

You may also be interested in the Medical Assisting programs in Hawaii. You will find school, salary and job outlook information pertaining to the Medical Assistant career. This is also a rapidly growing field in health care and an excellent place to get a career in health care jump started.

CNA Training Classes Approved by the Hawaii State Department of Human Services

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Life Care Center of Hilo
944 W Kawailani St
Hilo, HI 96720
PH: 808-959-9151
Kona Community Hospital
79-1019 Haukapila St
Kealakekua, HI 96750
PH: 808-322-9311
University of Hawaii Maui College
310 Ka'ahumanu Ave
Kahului, HI 96732-1617
808-984-3267
Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Rd.
Kaneohe HI 96744
PH: 808-235-7400
American Red Cross - Kona
74-5615 Luhia Street
Kailua Kona, hi 96740-3622
PH: 808-326-9488
American Red Cross - Hilo
55 Ululani Street
Hilo, hi 96720-2964
PH: 808-935-8305
American Red Cross - Oahu
4155 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816-4417
PH: 808-739-8131
American Red Cross - Kauai
4364 Hardy Street
Lihue, HI 96766-1263
PH: 808-245-4919
Care Giver Training School Corp. - Oahu
1320 Kalani Street
Honolulu, HI 96817-4962
PH: 808-848-9988
CNA Training International, Aiea - Oahu
99-209 Moanalua Rd # 307
Aiea, HI 96701-4042
PH: 808-488-1400
CNA Training International, Wahiawa - Oahu
319 North Cane Street
Wahiawa, HI 96786-2130
PH: 808-622-0110
Comprehensive Health Care Services - Oahu
94-910 Moloalo Street
Waipahu
PH: 808-678-6999
Hawai‘i Community College
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
PH: 808-974-7560
Hawaii Community College - Big Island, Honokaa
PH: 808-974-7560
Hawaii Community College - Ka’u Resource and Distance Learning Center
PH: 808-974-7560
Healthcare School of Hawaii - Oahu
98-025 Hekaha Street
Aiea, HI 96701-4904
PH: 808-488-9449
Hawaii Health Care Institute
305 Wailuku Drive, Suite 6
Hilo, HI 96720
PH: 808-933-1295
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc., Maui
Hale Makua Nursing Facility
Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
PH: 808-843-2211
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc.
2130 North King St., Suite 7
Honolulu, HI 96819
PH: 808-843-2211
Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc.
94-210 Pupukahi St., Suite #205 & #206
Waipahu, HI 96797
PH: 808-676-4933
Ka Home ‘Oho’oheno Na Kapuna, LLC - Kauai
PH: 808-652-2975
Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI
PH: 808-734-9494
Leeward Community College - Waianae Health Academy
PH: 808-734-9494
Kauai Community College - Kauai
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766-9591
PH: 808-245-8311
Kona Community Hospital
79-1019 Haukapila Street
Kealakekua, HI 96750
PH: 808-322-9311
Korean Home Care - Oahu
525 Kiapu Place
Honolulu, HI 96817-3531
PH: 808-533-3157
Leeward Community College - Oahu
96-045 Ala Ike Street
Pearl City
PH: 808-455-0479
Leeward Community College - Hickam
PH: 808-455-0268
Life Care Center of Kona
PH: 808-322-2790
Life Care Center of Hilo
PH: 808-959-9151
Maui Community College - Molokai
PH: 808-984-3250
Pacific Nurse’s Aid Training Center - Oahu
# 803 Kamehameha Highway
Honolulu, HI 96813
PH: 808-454-4435
Pacific Nurse’s Aid Training Center - Honokaa
PH: 808-454-4435
Pacific Nurse’s Aid Training Center - Maui
PH: 808-454-4435
TLC Total Loving Care Health Service - Oahu
1088 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813-3141
PH: 808-521-5211
Sweetwater Health Education
106 Kino`ole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
PH: 808-961-3338

(Sources: Censusscope.org, American Red Cross Hawaii State Chapter*, Hawaii State Department of Human Services, Bureau of Labor Statistics, State of Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations)

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