CNA Training Programs in Nevada

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CNA Training in Nevada

The first step to CNA certification in Nevada for a new CNA requires successful completion of a CNA training program that has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. A list of these programs can be found below. The second step is to pass a two component competency evaluation. The first component is a written or oral exam and the second is a skills evaluation. Upon completion of both these steps a new CNA will need to complete and submit the Application for Certified Nursing Assistant. Additional information on this process can be found on the Nevada State Board of Nursing website.

Examples of CNA program topics that will be covered include basic nursing skills, communication and interpersonal relationships, safety and infection control, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, caring for patients with cognitive disorders, care for dying patients and many other nursing related topics. Some CNAs who have been offered employment prior to beginning a CNA program as well as for those who have completed a program and testing and have since been hired by a nursing facility are eligible for federal reimbursement of their program, testing and course material fees. Please, check with your employer to learn more about this.

The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation projects 29% job growth for CNAs and related positions through 2016. They also report that the average hourly wage for a CNA in Nevada is $13.74 and the average annual salary for a CNA in Nevada is $28585. Based on the job growth projections and earnings data, this is an opportune time to be looking into a CNA training.

Medical Assisting is one of the most cost-effective health care career training opportunities in the state of Nevada. The time investment in training, which is quite short, is about the only concern. In just a short time you can be working as a CNA in Nevada. The CNA position is often a great launch pad for future nursing (RN & LPN) and health care career opportunities that require higher education. It is a way to get one’s foot in the door. It may even be worthwhile to research the LPN programs in Nevada as well as the ADN Programs in Nevada to learn more about their requirements and if it could potentially be an option for you now.

Medical Assisting is another area of Nevada health care seeing tremendous job growth. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation projects 52.4% job growth for the field of Medical Assisting through 2016! They also report that Medical Assistants in Nevada make an average hourly wage of $15.66 and an average annual salary of $32,578. Check out the Medical Assisting programs in Nevada to learn more.

CNA Training Programs Approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing*

College of Southern Nevada
6375 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
PH: 702-651-5690
Nevada Healthcare Training & Education
2404 Western Avenue C
Las Vegas, NV 89102
PH: 702-471-0529
Purrfect Nursing Services
1711 Highland Dr., Ste. A & B
Las Vegas, NV 89102
PH: 702-385-3853
First Step Nursing
P.O. Box 1343
Beaver Dam, AZ
PH: 928-347-5144
Grover C Dils Medical Center
P.O. Box 1010
Caliente, NV 89008
PH: 775-726-3171
Evergreen at Pahrump
4501 NE Blagg Rd.
Pahrump, NV 89060
PH: 775-751-6600
Evergreen Carson City Health
3050 N. Ormsby Lane
Carson City, NV 89703
PH: 775-841-4646
Western Nevada College
2201 West College Pkwy
Carson City, NV 89701
PH: 775-445-3296
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
PH: 775-753-2216
Mount Grant General Hospital
P.O. Box 1510
Hawthorne, NV 89415
PH: 775-945-2461
Pershing County School District
P.O. Box 389
Lovelock, NV 89419
PH: 775-273-11477
Manor Care Health Services
3101 Plumas St
Reno, NV 89509
PH: 775-829-7220
Sierra Nevada Job Corps
14175 Mt Charleston St
Reno, NV 89506
PH: 775-972-5627
Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Blvd
Reno, NV 89512
PH: 775-673-7115
South Lyon Medical Center
213 South Whitacre (P.O. Box 940)
Yerington, NV 89447
PH: 775-463-2301

*Nevada State Board of Nursing Website

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