Nurse Aide Training Programs in Tennessee

To become a certified nurse aide (CNA) in Tennessee you will need to complete a State of Tennessee Department of Health approved nurse aide training program. A link to the most updated programs can be found below. Upon completion of the CNA training program you will need to take and successfully pass a competency exam administered through D & S Diversified Technologies LLP to be eligible to use the title Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Tennessee.*

CNA Training in Tennessee

The CNA training curriculum includes at least 16 hours of training in Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Residents Rights, Residents Independence, Safety and Emergency Procedures including the Heimlich Maneuver, and Infection Control. The training programs are required to have at least 75 clock hours of instruction. The training you receive will cover the 25 competency skills you will need to know prior to being tested on 5 of them in the competency exam. Training should prepare students for the competency exam as well as for the scenarios they will be presented with in their position.*

Any federally funded facility in Tennessee should provide reimbursement for training and testing. Make sure you discuss this with the facility you are hired by. Free CNA training in Tennessee is a great benefit that goes with becoming a CNA in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Labor an Workforce Development found that the median annual salary for a CNA in Tennessee is $21,900 and the median hourly wage is $10.52. They also project job growth for this and related positions through 2016 at 21%, which is higher than the national average of 18%. This means there is an opportunity for those starting CNA training now. The CNA position is a demanding, yet rewarding career path that has been a career catalyst for many registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in the state of Tennessee.

You may also be interested in the Medical Assistant schools in Tennessee. You'll find career, school and salary information for this two rapidly growing field of health care.
(Sources: *Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Labor an Workforce Development)

Approved Nurse Aide Training in Tennessee

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Approved CNA Training Programs in TN

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