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CNA Training in Nevada

Browse local CNA courses offered at Nevada schools

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

Certified nursing assistant (CNA) training in Nevada consists of a mandatory 75 hours of training, 60 hours in the classroom and the balance in a clinical setting. Nevada CNA training requires the minimum number of federal study hours, unlike many other states which require more hours of study than the national minimum. A high school diploma is required to become a nurse aide or psychiatric aide, but is not necessary to become a home health aide. Within four months of obtaining employment, the nursing assistant must pass a competency exam in the state of Nevada.

The competency exam covers nursing fundamentals and must be passed within two years of completing a CNA education training course. The cost of the exam is $120 plus $50 to the state. You are allowed three attempts to pass the CNA certification exam. Each time that you take the exam, you must pay the exam fees. The certification exam takes place in three cities in Nevada: Las Vegas, Elko and Reno. Upon passing the competency exam, you become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and are registered with the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

CNAs have a starting salary range of $23,000-$30,000 per year in Nevada. Nevada is one of the three states (California and Maine are the other two) which pay the highest average salaries to CNAs. The average earnings for CNAs in Nevada in the upper 20th percentile are $28,580 – $38,110 per year. If the CNA chooses to work specific rotations and double shifts they may earn more money as well. Obtaining continuing education might also help increase your salary as a CNA.

The specific duties of a CNA are varied. On a daily basis the CNA receives instructions from the Registered Nurse on duty. CNAs work in long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, home health care positions and private doctors offices. They bathe patients, transfer patients, help with general hygiene, record blood pressure, measure pulse, respiration, weight and height. They also keep track of some medical records and other paperwork. CNAs can also teach other nursing students how to become certified nursing assistants if they have at least one year of clinical experience.

Becoming a CNA is a great way to test out the nursing field. The education requirements are from 2-6 months of education which have a nominal cost of $0 – $600, compared to the two years of college required to become a registered nurse. By starting your health care career as a CNA you can determine if nursing is the right field for you before you invest a significant amount of time and money in this career.

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List of CNA Classes in Nevada

College of Southern Nevada – Las Vegas

6375 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: (702) 651-5690

Desert Rose High School Nurse Aide Program – North Las Vegas

444 West Brooks Ave., North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030

Evergreen at Pahrump Nurse Aide Training Program

4501 NE Blagg Rd., Pahrump, NV 89060
Phone: (775) 751-6600

Evergreen Carson City Health Nurse Aide Training Program

3050 North Ormsby Lane, Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: (775) 841-4646

Great Basin College at Ely Campus

2115 Bobcat Drive, Ely, NV 89301
Phone: (775) 289-3589

Great Basin College at Pahrump Campus

551 East Calvada Blvd., Pahrump, NV 89048
Phone: (775) 727-2000

Great Basin College at Winnemucca Campus

5490 Kluncy Canyon Road, Winnemucca, Nevada 89445
Phone: (775) 623-4824

Great Basin College Nurse Aide Program – Elko

1500 College Parkway, Elko, Nevada 89801
Phone: (775) 753-2216

Grover C. Dils Medical Center – Caliente

P.O. Box 1010, Caliente, Nevada 89008
Phone: (775) 726-3171

Manor Care Health Services CNA Training Course – Reno

3101 Plumas Street, Reno, NV 89509
Phone: (775) 829-7220

Mount Grant General Hospital Nurse Aide Training Course – Hawthorne

P.O. Box 1510, Hawthorne, Nevada 89415
Phone: (775) 945-2461

Nevada Healthcare Training and Education – Las Vegas

2404 Western Avenue C, Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 471-0529

Pershing County School District CNA Program – Lovelock

P.O. Box 389, Lovelock, NV 89419
Phone: (775) 273-7819

Purrfect Nursing Services CNA Class – Las Vegas

1711 Highland Dr., Suite A and B, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Phone: (702) 385-3853

SE Career and Technical Academy Nurse Aide Training Program – Las Vegas

5710 Mountain Vista, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
This nursing assistant program is available to high school students only.

Sierra Nevada Job Corps – Reno

14175 Mount Charleston Street, Reno, Nevada 89506
Phone: (775) 972-5627

South Lyon Medical Center Nurse Aide Training – Yerington

213 South Whitacre, Yerington, NV 89447
Phone: (775) 463-2301

Truckee Meadows Community College Nursing Assistant Program – Reno

7000 Dandini Blvd., Reno, Nevada 89512
Phone: (775) 673-7115

Western Nevada College CNA Course – Carson City

2201 West College Pkwy., Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 445-3296

Western Nevada College Nursing Assistant Course – Fallon

160 Campus Way, Fallon, Nevada 89406
Phone: (775) 445-3296

White Pine County School District CNA Program – Ely

1800 Bobcat Drive, Ely, NV 89301

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Nevada CNA Career Training Schools

Browse our list of Nevada 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 Nevada CNA Certification

1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program

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

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

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

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

Helpful Links for Nursing Assistants in Nevada

Nevada Board of Nursing
Nevada Nurse Aide Registry

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