CNA Programs in Nevada


Certified Nursing Assistants are in high demand in Nevada. In fact, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation estimates that there will be a nearly 30% increase in the demand for trained Certified Nursing Aides between now and 2016.

So if you’re looking to get a foot in the door in the medical field, and you don’t want to spend a fortune on college, or years in training, read on to find out how you can become a CNA in Nevada.

Approved CNA Training Programs In Nevada

The first step in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Nevada is to complete a state approved CNA training course. In Nevada, that means that you need to find a course that’s approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Who Offers Approved CNA Training In Nevada?

Colleges, community colleges, nursing schools and even medical centers and facilities in Nevada offer training programs for would be certified nurses aides, throughout the state. Where you study is not important, as long as the course you choose is accredited.

What Can You Expect from CNA Training In Nevada

When you sign up for a CNA training program in Nevada, you can expect a course that will last several weeks (usually a few months.) The prescribed syllabus for these courses consists of everything you need to know, from basic nursing to infection control, and taking patient vitals to caring for terminally ill patients. Once you’ve completed the course, you should be able to hold your own in any certified nurses aide position in Nevada.

Training covers both classroom studies, and hands on clinical aspects (supervised by a trained nurse) so candidates will learn exactly what it will be like on the job.

The CNA Examination and Certification Process in Nevada

The final step in becoming a CNA in Nevada is to take the CNA certification exam. This is a two part exam, that will test your theoretical and practical skills. Once you have passed that exam, you will be eligible to complete the Application for Certified Nursing Assistant certification request, that you can obtain from the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Once you’re registered, you’ll be ready to apply for any CNA job in Nevada, at any hospital, nursing home, long term care facility or clinic. There are also certain states that will allow you to transfer your qualifications, if you do decide to move out of state.

Potential Earnings for a CNA in Nevada

Considering that the whole process of becoming a CNA in Nevada takes a matter of months – from starting your course to registration – this is a very lucrative field to enter.

Certified Nurse Assistants in Nevada earn on average around $28,500, although a new CNA may earn less than that. Many people also choose to continue their studies, becoming medical assistants, registered nurses or even administrators later on. All in all, this is the quickest, easiest way to start a career in healthcare.

Nevada State Board of Nursing
2500 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 207
Las Vegas, NV 89102-4392
(888) 590-6726

Nevada Nurse Aide Registry
5011 Meadow Mall Way, #201
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 688-2620 or (800) 746-3980
License Verification: (888) 590-6726


Accredited CNA Training Classes & Programs 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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