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CNA Training in Montana

Browse local CNA courses offered at Montana schools

Complete CNA certification training in 3 months to become a licensed nursing assistant

Many of those who are searching for a challenging medical career with few barriers to entry will find themselves considering the option of becoming a CNA. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) play a large role in the delivery of basic health care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes and various treatment centers. Working as a nursing assistant can be extremely satisfying and rewarding for people who enjoy caring for others and working directly with people. Successful nursing assistants will receive gratitude and appreciation from many of the patients they help.

The duties of a CNA are always under the general supervision of a qualified registered nurse or licensed physician. In many cases, the CNA receives their instruction and task assignments from their supervising nurse or doctor. Primary CNA duties involve providing basic care and monitoring of patients, including assistance with feeding, toileting, bathing, dressing and mobility.

The supervising nurse may also direct the CNA to help with observational tasks and care documentation for patients. These types of duties include monitoring food intake, tracking the progression of diseases and/or conditions, measuring and recording effects of medications, recording daily vital signs. Working as a CNA provides an excellent foundation for other nursing career pursuits.

CNA Training Courses In Montana

CNA certification courses in Montana will require at least 75 hours of practical work and also include a number of hours of clinical practice. Candidates must pass a competency evaluation exam comprised of written multiple choice questions and a hands-on skills test before the can become licensed and start working as a CNA. Once they pass the exam and receive their license they can apply for inclusion on the Montana Nurse Aide Registry which lists all licensed certified nurse aides authorized to practice in the state.

CNA Employment Overview

Many types of medical care centers such as nursing homes, long-term care facilities and public hospitals all require large numbers of nursing assistants on staff. If you cannot find employment in one of those settings it might be beneficial to contact a nurse staffing agency. Medical staffing companies are widely utilized throughout the industry to fill vacancies and provide great temporary employment opportunities for many nurse aides.

In terms of the salary that can be expected it is common to see wages range from $10/hour – $14/hour for many CNA positions. Higher salaries are available to those with more relevant work experience.

The demand for qualified nurse aides is projected to increase throughout the foreseeable future as medical advancements will allow people to live longer, and aging individuals require the most health care. Experienced nursing assistants should have a wide variety of employment options available to them.

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List of CNA Classes in Montana

Benefis Health Care Nurse Aide Program – Great Falls

2621 15th Ave. South, Great Falls, MT 59405

Broadwater Health Center – Townsend

110 North Oak Street, Townsend, Montana 59644

Colonial Manor of Deer Lodge

1100 Texas Street, Deer Lodge, Montana 59722

Discovery Care Center Nurse Aide Training Course – Hamilton

601 North 10th Street, Hamilton, Montana 59840

Eagle Cliff Manor Nurse Aide Training Program – Billings

1415 Yellowstone River Rd., Billings, MT 59105

Faith Lutheran Home Campus Nurse Aide Course – Wolf Point

1000 6th Ave. North, Wolf Point, Montana 59201

Glendive Medical Center Nurse Aide Training Program

202 Prospect Drive, Glendive, Montana 59330

Heart and Hands Training CNA Class – Miles City

Rt. 1 Box 2245, Miles City, MT 59301

HI Line Retirement Center Nursing Assistant Program – Malta

801 South 3rd Street East, Malta, MT 59538

Immanuel Lutheran Home CNA Course – Kalispell

185 Crestline, Kalispell, Montana 59901

Liberty County Nursing Home CNA Class – Chester

P.O. Box 705, Chester, MT 59522

Montana Veteran’s Home – Columbia Falls

P.O. Box 250 , Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

Mountainview Medical Center – Sulphur

P.O. Box Q White, Sulphur, Montana 59645

Parkview Acres Care and Rehabilitation Nursing Assistant Course – Dillon

200 Oregon Street, Dillon, Montana 59725

Pioneer Medical Center CNA Course – Big Timber

301 West 7th Street, Big Timber, MT 59011

Pondera Medical Center LTC. Nurse Aide Training – Conrad

805 Sunset Blvd., Conrad, MT 59425

Rosebud Health Care Center – Forsyth

P.O. Box 268, Forsyth, MT 59327

Sidney Health Center EC Nurse Assistant Program

104 14th Avenue NW, Sidney, MT 59270

St. John’s Lutheran Ministries – Billings

3940 Rimrock Rd., Billings, Montana 59102

Wibaux County Nursing Home CNA Training Program

712 South Wibaux Street, Wibaux, MT 59353

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Montana CNA Career Training Schools

Browse our list of Montana schools that offer CNA training courses to become a certified nursing assistant. Nurse aide programs are usually offered at community colleges, junior colleges, trade schools and technical/vocational schools. Our directory includes as many CNA programs as possible, but is not complete as there may be additional CNA programs that are not listed here. Many long-term care facilities offer CNA training to current employees and trainees. In many cases these programs are not widely advertised, but can be discovered by contacting the facilities directly.

3 Steps to Montana CNA Certification

1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program

2) Pass the Montana CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the written portion and the clinical skills portion)

3) Pass the Montana CNA test within 24 months of completing a nurse aide education program

How can I become a CNA in Montana if I currently hold a CNA license in another state?

You can apply for a Montana CNA license by way of reciprocity through the Montana State Board of Nursing. If reciprocity is granted you will then need to request to be included on the Montana nurse aide registry list so that your license can be verified by potential employers.

Helpful Links for Nursing Assistants in Montana

Montana Board of Nursing
Montana Nurse Aide Registry

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