CNA Training Programs in Louisiana

There are no resources provided by any organization in the state of Louisiana that list Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals approved CNA programs. A compiled list of approved CNA programs is provided below courtesy of NSD. Nursing homes as well as colleges were contacted throughout Louisiana to verify their approval status. Completing an approved CNA program and passing a written/oral and skills competency exam in the state of Louisiana is required prior to being placed on the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry. Being listed on the Registry is required for a CNA to work in a facility in Louisiana.

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CNA Certification in Louisiana

CNA Certification in Louisiana is mandatory to practice in a health care or related facility in the state. The path to certification begins with attending a CNA program that has been approved by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. Upon completion of the CNA classes and clinical training, the program administrator or instructor will administer a competency exam comprised of a written or oral component and a skills component that evaluates the students understanding of the concepts and training he or she has received. Successful completion of the CNA classes and competency exam results in addition to the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry, which is maintained by the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Nursing Facility Administrators.

CNA Training in Louisiana

CNA classes will include health care terminology and concepts, basic nursing skills, CPR, emergency policies and procedures, infection control protocols, patient care and rights, and related topics. Programs will take roughly 12 to 15 weeks to complete. A high school diploma or GED is often required by any CNA program offered at a career or community college. The nursing home programs have varying prerequisite requirements with regards to employment and education requirements, so inquire with the program to verify their approval status as well as admissions requirements. The Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry is also a good resource to learn more about programs in your area as well as CNA requirements in Louisiana (PH: 225-295-8575)

CNA Career Outlook in Louisiana

The Louisiana Workforce Commission projects total annual job openings to be 960 for Nurse Aides and related occupations through 2016, which is 30% growth making this career one of the top 25 occupations in Louisiana adding jobs through 2016. The Louisiana Workforce Commission reports that the mean or average hourly wage for a CNA in Louisiana is $10.60 and the mean or average annual salary for a CNA in Louisiana is $22,052. What all this means is that for the investment in training time (12 to 15 weeks) and cost of training to earnings ratio, this is an opportune career path.

The CNA position is a demanding yet rewarding career for the right person. It is often a stepping stone for those interested in pursuing nursing, medical assisting and related health care careers. You may also want to explore the Medical Assisting programs in Louisiana. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, Medical Assistants in Louisiana make an average annual salary of $26,435 and an average hourly wage of $12.71. The Louisiana Workforce Commission also projects Medical Assistant job growth to top 48% through 2016, which makes it one of the top 25 growing careers in Louisiana as well.

Certified Nurse Aide Programs in Louisiana

Louisiana Technical College
1933 West Hutchinson Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526
Louisiana Technical College
729 Kammell Street
Bastrop, LA 71221
Louisiana Technical College
609 Vocational Parkway
West Monroe, LA 71292
Louisiana Technical College
100 College Street
Greensburg, LA 70441
Louisiana Technical College
521 East Bradford Street
Jena, LA 71342
Louisiana Technical College
5200 Blair Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
Louisiana Technical College
943 Oxford Road (Hwy. 513)
Mansfield, LA 71052
Louisiana Technical College
1230 N. Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546
Louisiana Technical College
3001 Minden Road
Homer, LA 71040
Louisiana Technical College
607 Hwy. 1152
Oakdale, LA 71463
Louisiana Technical College
1255 Fisher Road
Many, LA 71449
Louisiana Technical College
2010 North Market
Shreveport, LA 71137
Louisiana Technical College
1710 Sullivan Drive
Bogalusa, LA 70427
Louisiana Technical College
Highway 883-1
Lake Providence, LA 71254
Louisiana Technical College
609 Ember Drive
New Iberia, LA 70562
Louisiana Technical College
508 Choupique Street
Cottonport, LA 71327
Louisiana Technical College
1124 Vocational Drive
Ville Platte, LA 70586
Louisiana Technical College
600 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
St. Martinville, LA 70582
Louisiana Technical College
1115 Clover Street
Abbeville, LA 70510
Louisiana Technical College
303 South Jones Street
Winnfield, LA 71483
Louisiana Technical College
1425 Tiger Drive
Thibodaux, LA 70302
Louisiana Technical College
1230 N. Main Street
Jennings, LA 70546
Louisiana Technical College
605 West Boundary Street
Farmerville, LA 71241
Louisiana Technical College
814 Constable Street
Minden, LA 71058
Louisiana Technical College
1010 James Street
Ruston, LA 71273
Louisiana Technical College
2100 E. E. Wallace Blvd.
Ferriday, LA 71334
Louisiana Technical College
332 E. South Street
Opelousas, LA 70570
Louisiana Technical College
Old Highway 65 South
Tallulah, LA 71284
Louisiana Technical College
900 Youngs Road
Morgan City, LA 70381
A & W Healthcare Educators
2067 Caton Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
Delta Training Academy
610 Texas St. Ste. 216
Shreveport, LA 71101
Kenner Health Careers Institute, LLC
2401 Veterans Blvd. Ste 17
Kenner, LA 70062
Lafayette General School of Health Sciences
1214 Coolidge
Lafayette, LA 70503
Northshore Career College
18175 Old Covington Highway
Hammond, LA 70403
Our Lady of the Lake College
5345 Brittany Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
BPCC Community Workforce Ctr.
1701 Old Minden Rd. Ste. 44
Bossier City, LA 71111
Gretna Career College
1415 Whitney Avenue
Gretna, LA 70053
L.E. Fletcher Tech Community College
310 St. Charles St.
Houma, LA 70361
Mercy Educational Institute
10001 Lake Forest Blvd Suite 1104
New Orleans, LA 70127
Nursing Assistant Network Association
4508 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
SOWELA Technical Community College
3820 J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
Lake Charles, LA 70616
Our Lady of the Lake College
7434 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: 225.768.1700
Ollie Steele Berden Manor
4250 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809-2158>
PH: 225-926-0091
Flannery Oaks Guest House
1642 North Flannery Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70815-2827
PH: 225-275-6393
The Oaks
1000 McKeen Place
Monroe LA 71201
PH: 318-387-5300
Lafayette General Medical Center
443 Heymann Boulevard
Lafayette, LA 70503-2632
PH: 337-289-8980
Louisiana State University in Shreveport
One University Place
Shreveport, LA 71115
PH: 318-797-5311

*Please contact us to let us know if we missed any CNA programs offered in Louisiana. Nursing Homes and LTC facilities, let us know if you offer a CNA training program.

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