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CNA Training in Alaska

Free guide to CNA training classes in Alaska (AK)

Take approved CNA courses to earn your Alaska CNA certification

Alaska Certified Nursing Assistant Careers

Certified Nursing Assistants are growing in demand each year. Alaska is no exception to this booming trend. There are many schools in Alaska that can help put you on track for an exciting career in the health care field.

Alaska offers vocational programs statewide that are designed exclusively for residents of Alaska that will prepare them for a promising career as a nursing assistant. CNA programs in Alaska include lab studies and time in the classroom in addition to hands-on clinical experience. After completing a program, the graduating student can sit for the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam.

Most courses designed to prepare students to receive their certification as a nursing assistant can be completed rather quickly. These classes range from periods as short as three weeks to around four to five months on the longer end of the spectrum. At trusted institutions, the course materials prepare students to face the requirements set forth by the state of Alaska. Lecture content and student instruction covers topics such as patient procedures and issues regarding patient privacy. Demonstration and role playing exercises thoroughly aid students when learning the safest and most appropriate ways to complete the daily tasks they will face in the field. Training is done under the supervision of healthcare professionals and the work is done with other nursing assistants that are already practicing.

Also available in Alaska are training programs made available through the American Red Cross. It has been proven that students completing this training do very well on the certification exam necessary to obtain a state license. The actual exam requires both a written portion and task demonstration. These tasks require excellent performance and range from three to five tasks.

Once a student has entered this field they are required to have their certification renewed annually in the state of Alaska. This requirement is to ensure that employees are aware of the changes and updates being adopted in the healthcare industry. Renewal is a simple process that can be done online in many cases. As a career, being a Certified Nursing Assistant can be very rewarding, offering the chance to work with people and help others lead a happy and productive life. With a quality training program, the opportunities in Alaska and other states are limitless.

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    CNA Classes in Alaska (AK)

    Alaska Vocational Technical Center – Anchorage

    1251 Muldoon Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
    Phone: (907) 334-2230

    Alaska Job Corps – Palmer

    800 East Lynn Martin Drive, Palmer, Alaska 99645
    Phone: (907) 861-8800

    Alaska Technical Center Nurse Aide Program – Kotzebue

    P.O. Box 51, Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
    Phone: (800) 478-3733

    Caregiver Training Academy – Anchorage

    203 West 15th Avenue #102, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
    Phone: (907) 980-0503

    Covenant Life College CNA Program – Delta Junction

    P.O. Box 1229, Delta Junction, Alaska 99737
    Phone: (907) 895-4309

    Fairbanks School District CNA Program

    520 5th Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    Phone: (907) 455-2876

    Heritage Place – Soldotna

    232 Rockwell Ave., Soldotna, Alaska 99669
    Phone: (907) 262-2545

    Kenai Peninsula College Nursing Assistant Program – Soldotna

    232 Rockwell Ave., Soldotna, Alaska 99669
    Phone: (907) 262-9137

    KodiAlaska College Nursing Assistant Course

    117 Benny Benson Drive, KodiAlaska, Alaska 99615
    Phone: (907) 486-9218

    Mat-Su Career and Technology High School – Wasilla

    2472 Seward Meridian Hwy., Wasilla, Alaska 99654
    Phone: (907) 352-0426

    Petersburg General Hospital CNA Training Course

    103 Fram Street, Petersburg, Alaska 99833
    Phone: (907) 772-4291

    Providence Alaska Medical Center Nurse Aide Training – Anchorage

    3200 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99519
    Phone: (907) 261-2047

    Providence Extended Care Nurse Aide Course – Anchorage

    4900 Eagle Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99504
    Phone: (907) 562-2281

    Providence KodiAlaska Island Hospital

    1915 East Rezanof, KodiAlaska, Alaska 99615
    Phone: (907) 486-2318

    Providence Valdez Medical Center CNA Training Program

    P.O. Box 97, Valdez, Alaska 99686
    Phone: (907) 835-8774

    Providence Wesley Rehabilitation Nurse Aide Training Program – Seward

    431 1st Street, Seward, Alaska 99664
    Phone: (907) 224-2984

    PWSCC and Cordova Community Hospital – Cordova

    P.O. Box 160, Cordova, Alaska 99574
    Phone: (907) 424-7598

    South Peninsula Hospital CNA Course – Homer

    4300 Bartlett Street, Homer, Alaska 99603
    Phone: (907) 235-0285

    University of Alaska Fairbanks – Tanana Valley Campus

    1000 University Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
    Phone: (907) 456-7532

    University of Alaska Southeast CNA Program – Sitka

    1332 Seward Avenue, Sitka, Alaska 99835
    Phone: (907) 747-9476

    University of Alaska Southeast Nurse Aide Course – Juneau

    11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801
    Phone: (907) 796-6131

    University of Alaska Southeast Nursing Assistant Program – Ketchikan

    2600 7th Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
    Phone: (907) 228-4523

    Wrangell General Hospital Nursing Assistant Training

    P.O. Box 1081, Wrangell, Alaska 99929
    Phone: (907) 874-7000

    Yuut Elitnaurviat – The Peoples Learning Center Bethel

    P.O. Box 1347 #913, Bethel, Alaska 99559
    Phone: (907) 543-6985

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    Alaska CNA Programs

    See our list of available CNA programs throughout Alaska. The CNA course list includes several approved CNA training programs, but is not exhaustive and there may be additional programs available as well. Many nursing homes offer qualified CNA programs for individuals seeking employment at that particular nursing facility. We try to keep our listings as updated as possible, but we recommend that students verify current program offerings with each CNA school directly before enrolling.

    How to Become a CNA in Alaska

    To become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Alaska you must complete the necessary steps to obtain certification from the Alaska state board of nursing. The first step is to find and complete an approved CNA training program. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) requires all CNA programs to include a minimum of 75 hours of instruction. Individual states might require additional training beyond the national minimum. Most programs take about 6-12 weeks to finish. The average cost of a CNA training course is between $400 – $800. The second step is to take the Alaska CNA certification exam and achieve a passing score. The third and final step is to register with the Alaska Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

    Alaska CNA Certification Requirements

    – complete state approved CNA training program
    – pass both parts of competency evaluation (written & skills)
    – pass competency test within 24 months of completion of training

    Alaska CNA Resources

    Alaska Board of Nursing
    Alaska Nurse Aide Registry

    Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
    National Association of Health Care Assistants
    National Network of Career Nursing Assistants