CNA Training Programs in Indiana

To work in long term care facilities or any related facilities as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Indiana, a certification process is required. The first requirement is to successfully complete a Nurse Aide training program that has been approved by the state. A listing of these approved CNA programs can be found below. The second step is to pass a competency evaluation/exam and the third step is to get listed on the Indiana State Nurse Aide Registry.

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CNA Training in Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Health – Division of Long Term Care encourages applicants to CNA programs to have a high school diploma or its equivalent, though this is not required for enrollment. CNA classes in Indiana are required to provide 30 clock hours of classroom instruction and 75 clock hours of clinical training. Prior to any contact with residents/patients each student is required to have 16 hours of classroom instruction completed.* An example of the CNA program curriculum that students will encounter include CPR training, how to assist patients with activities of daily living, basic nursing skills (taking temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, weight, etc.), emergency preparedness and response, infection control, caring for and comforting patients when death is imminent and assisting nurses during treatments, medical procedures and emergencies.

CNA Testing in Indiana

The testing portion of the CNA certification in Indiana is administered by Ivy Tech Community College (317-917-5948). Upon successful completion of the CNA training graduates will need to register for the exam. Passing both components, skills evaluation and the written/oral exam, enables the Nurse Aide to be listed on the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry and use the title Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).

CNA Job Outlook in Indiana

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Job Wages data, a CNA in Indiana makes a median annual salary of $23,00 and an median hourly wage of $11.08. These numbers are just below the national median data reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development Occupational Projections projects 17% job growth for the CNA and related positions, which is also a bit below the national reported median. That being said, the job growth projection is still a very positive number and indicates opportunity in this area of health care.

Consider the fact that the CNA position is most often a stepping stone to future careers in the field of health care. Many CNAs continue their education to become Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurse. CNAs have also chosen to enter the management and administrative side of health where leaders are needed to help plan and develop the future of Indiana’s health care sector.

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Approved CNA Training Programs in Indiana Sorted by County

Programs Offered: Certified Nurse Aide, Nursing Assistant

Click Here to retrieve the most updated list from the Indiana State Department of Health – Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registration Program.

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(Sources: *Indiana State Department of Health – Division of Long Term Care (317-233-7442), Indiana State Department of Health – Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registration Program)