CNA Training Programs in Utah

Attending a Utah Nursing Assistant Registry approved CNA program is the required first step toward CNA certification for a new CNA in Utah. Approved CNA training is offered by private agencies, community colleges, vocational schools, nursing homes, palliative care/hospice facilities and hospitals. Finding an approved program that is convenient for you is pretty likely. Below you will find a link to the approved CNA programs in Utah.

Some typical curriculum to expect in the CNA classes include learning how to recognize changes in a patient's conditions and how to report those changes, infection control, emergency preparedness and safety procedures, communication and interpersonal skills, patient's rights, caring for patients when death is imminent, taking vital signs and other basic nursing care skills. There is also time spent in laboratory and in practical training where students will experience applying their newly gained knowledge and skills to actual patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse, LPN or instructor.

Free CNA training in Utah is available. A CNA who has been offered employment by a federally certified nursing facility prior to beginning their CNA training program can not be charged for training, testing or the required course materials. The employer must cover all these expenses. For a CNA who is offered employment with a federally certified nursing facility within 12 months of completing a CNA program, the nursing facility must reimburse the CNA for all training, testing and required course materials. Inquire with the facility or the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry to apply for reimbursement. This means that attending a CNA training at any of the facilities or schools offering approved CNA programs in Utah can potentially work out to cost nothing. This is a great opportunity to receive free career training in a growing health care career field.

CNA Certification in Utah

To work as a CNA and perform CNA duties in a nursing facility in Utah, a CNA must complete the required steps to CNA certification. The first step is to complete a Utah Nursing Assistant Registry approved CNA program, then apply for the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) Examination and pass the written portion with a 75% or better as well as pass the skills evaluation portion of the exam. The final step is listing on the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry. After completing the CNA testing you can actually work in a nursing facility as a CNA for up to four months while waiting for placement on the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry.

CNA Salary and Job Outlook in Utah

According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, a CNA makes an average annual salary of $22,260. The Utah Department of Workforce Services also projects job growth for CNAs, attendants and orderlies to be 37% through 2016. These numbers will of course vary depending on many variables. A way to get a better feel for the CNA job market and salaries in your community is to check job postings and call local nursing facilities to see what their starting CNA salaries are. Based on this data and the fact that CNA training in Utah can be virtually free, this is could be a great opportunity to enter the field of nursing.

A popular health care career option worthy of exploring that offers similar earnings and job growth projections, 37% job growth in Utah, is Medical Assisting. Training for a Medical Assistant usually takes 6 months to 18 months depending on the program. Learn more about the Medical Assistant programs in Utah.

CNA Training in Utah

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Approved CNA Training Programs in UT

Attending a Utah Nursing Assistant Registry approved CNA program is required for CNA certification in Utah as well as for addition to the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry.

Approved Programs Offered: Nurse Aide, Nursing Assistant

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