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CNA Training in Wyoming

Comprehensive guide to CNA training and certification in Wyoming

There is a current shortage of nursing assistants in Wyoming, which creates a favorable situation for those who would like to get their foot in the door with an entry-level health care position. Prospective nurse aides in Wyoming must first obtain CNA certification and get listed on the State Nursing Assistant Registry.

To begin the licensing process, individuals are required to complete CNA training classes as part of an approved CNA training program. Such programs operate under the jurisdiction of the Wyoming Department of Health. Before signing up for the classes, candidates will need to pass a medical exam and pass a criminal background check. The course will include no less than 75 hours of training, of which at least 16 hours must be in a clinical format. Students will have to show that they can interact in an effective manner with other health care professionals as well as patients. Learning to take vital signs, providing necessary personal care, learning medical terminology and record keeping are among the skills taught within the program.

Once training is successfully completed, a $98 fee is required in order to take the Wyoming CNA Certification Examination. The exam will be comprised of two parts: written multiple choice and practical skills demonstration. The written portion contains 70 questions and tests the knowledge expected of a certified nursing assistant. In the practical part of the exam the student is asked to demonstrate five (out of 25 possible) clinical nursing assistant skills on an actual patient.

With a passing grade on both parts of the examination, the student will receive their certification in the mail and can apply to the Wyoming Nurse Aide Registry. To maintain the right to practice as a nursing assistant you will have to renew your license every other year. Certification expires on the last day of the year every two years. The requirements for certification renewal are:

• Show proof that you have worked at least 16 hours while being certified over the previous 2 years

• Attend at least 24 hours of continued nursing aide training during the last two years

• Show proof of completed CNA training and Wyoming CNA competency examination

Wyoming, with the help of recent grants, is working hard to avoid becoming one of the states with the greatest shortage of nurses by the year 2020. Those wishing to become nursing assistants may be able to find financial assistance through their local state employment office or from healthcare facilities that may offer tuition assistance in return for a promise of a period of employment. Wyoming hopes to double its current number of nurses at every level in the next five to seven years. Now is the time for interested individuals to pursue a career as a certified nursing assistant in the state of Wyoming.

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                    List of CNA Classes in Wyoming

                    Albany County School District #1 – Laramie

                    1948 Grand Ave., Laramie, WY 82070

                    Carbon County Higher Education Center Vocational School CNA Program – Rawlins

                    812 East Murray, Rawlins, WY 82301

                    Casper College Nurse Assistant Program

                    125 College Drive, Casper, Wyoming 82601

                    Castle Rock Nursing Home CNA Training Program – Green River

                    1445 Uinta Dr., Green River, WY 82935

                    Central High School – Cheyenne

                    5500 Education Dr., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009

                    Central Wyoming College Nursing Assistant Course – Riverton

                    2660 Peck Ave., Riverton, WY 82501

                    Central Wyoming College Outreach Jackson

                    625 East Broadway, Jackson, Wyoming 83001

                    Central Wyoming College Outreach CNA Class Jackson High School

                    2660 Peck Ave., Riverton, WY 82501

                    CNA Cares Enterprises – Evansville

                    13770 East Meadow Lane. Evansville WY 82636

                    CNA Training Center – Cheyenne

                    3100 Henderson Dr., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

                    College of America Nurse Aide Training Course – Cheyenne

                    6101 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009

                    East High School Nursing Aide Class Cheyenne

                    2800 East Pershing Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001

                    Eastern Wyoming College CNA Training Program – Torrington

                    3200 West C Street, Torrington, WY 82240

                    Eastern Wyoming College Outreach CNA Training Course Douglas Care Center

                    125 Frontier Dr., Douglas, Wyoming 82633

                    Fremont County School District Outreach – Riverton

                    320 West Main Street, Riverton, Wyoming 82501

                    Fremont County School District Outreach Nurse Aide Course Dubois

                    P.O. Box 372, Dubois, WY 82514

                    Fremont County School District Outreach Nurse Assistant Program – Shoshoni

                    123 West 3rd Floor, Shoshoni, WY 82649

                    Health Education Services CNA Course – Lander

                    40 Sunshine Dr., Lander, WY 82520

                    Laramie County Community College Nurse Aide Program – Laramie

                    710 Garfleid, Room 209, Laramie, WY 82070

                    Laramie County Community College Nurse Assistant Program – Cheyenne

                    1400 East College Dr., Cheyenne, WY 82007

                    Northen Wyoming Community College CNA Class – Powell

                    231 West 6th, Powell, WY 82435

                    Northen Wyoming Community College Outreach CNA Program – Basin, Worland

                    890 Hwy. 20 South, Basin, WY 82410

                    Northern Wyoming Community College District – Sheridan College

                    3059 Coffeen Ave, Whitney Bldg., Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

                    Northern Wyoming Community College District – Sheridan College Outreach

                    101 Aspen Dr., Buffalo, Wyoming 82834

                    Northern Wyoming Community College District Outreach – Sheridan High School

                    1056 Long Dr., Sheridan, Wyoming 82801

                    Northern Wyoming Community College District Outreach Buffalo High School

                    29891 Old Hwy. 87, Buffalo, WY 82834

                    Pathfinder High School Nurse Aide Course – Lander

                    P.O. Box 1259, Lander, Wyoming 82520

                    Pioneer Manor Nurse Aide Program – Gillette

                    900 West 8th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82717

                    Poplar Living Center Casper

                    4305 South Poplar Street, Casper, WY 82601

                    Powell Valley Hospital Nurse Aide Training Program – Powell

                    777 Avenue H, Powell, Wyoming 82435

                    Sage View Care Center Nursing Assistant Program – Rock Springs

                    1325 Sage Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901

                    Sheridan Manor Nurse Aide Program

                    1851 Big Horn Ave., Sheridan, WY 82801

                    Snyder’s CNA Class, LLC. – Thermopolis

                    P.O. Box 844, Thermopolis, Wyoming 82443

                    Valley View Health Care Center CNA Course – Saratoga

                    207 East Holly Ave., Saratoga, WY 82331

                    West Park Hospital LTC. Nursing Assistant Course – Cody

                    707 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414

                    Western Wyoming Community College Nurse Aide Course – Rock Springs

                    2500 College Dr., Rock Springs, WY 82901

                    Western Wyoming Community College Outreach – Lyman

                    P.O. Box 1090, Lyman, Wyoming 82937

                    Western Wyoming Community College Outreach – Pinedale

                    P.O. Box 977, Pinedale, Wyoming 82941

                    Western Wyoming Community College Outreach Afton

                    222 East 4th Ave., Afton, Wyoming 83110

                    Western Wyoming Community College Outreach Evanston

                    831 Hwy 150 South, Evanston, Wyoming 82930

                    Western Wyoming Community College Outreach CNA Program – Mountain View

                    129 West 2nd Street, Mountain View, WY 82939

                    Western Wyoming Community College Outreach Nurse Aide Training Program Kemmerer

                    711 Onyx Street, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101

                    Weston County Health Services – Newcastle

                    1124 Washington Blvd., Newcastle, Wyoming 82701

                    Wind River High School Nurse Aide Course – Riverton

                    1994 Cougar Dr., Riverton, Wyoming 82523

                    Worland Healthcare Nurse Aide Training Program

                    1901 Howell, Worland, Wyoming 82401

                    Wyoming Indian High School CNA Training Course – Pavillion

                    320 West Main Street, Pavillion, WY 82523

                    Wyoming State Training School Nurse Aide Course Lander

                    8204 WY Hwy 789, Lander, Wyoming 82520

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                    Wyoming CNA Certification Training Programs

                    Browse our list of Wyoming 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 Wyoming CNA Certification

                    1) Graduate from an approved CNA training program

                    2) Pass the Wyoming CNA certification exam (must achieve passing score in the multiple choice portion and the clinical skills portion)

                    3) Pass the Wyoming CNA exam within 24 months of completing an approved nursing assistant education program

                    Helpful Links for Nurse Aides in Wyoming

                    Wyoming Board of Nursing
                    Wyoming Nurse Aide Registry

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