CNA Programs in Alabama


If you live in Alabama, love working with and helping people, and would like to find a job that allows you to do that, then there is a good chance you might already have considered looking for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) schools in Alabama.

Read on, and discover more about training, certification, and registration as a CNA or nurse’s aid in Alabama, as well as career prospects, CNA salaries in Alabama, and other useful facts.

Nurses Aide Training Programs in Alabama

In Alabama, a CNA is also known as a nurse’s aide, and most of the training programs you will find are referred to using that term.

When you are looking for nursing assistant training programs in the state of Alabama, remember that you need to find a school that is approved by the Alabama Department of Health, if you want your qualification to be recognised by the state. Most of the approved CNA training courses in Alabama are run by community colleges, the Red Cross, or some of the larger nursing facilities, so start your search there.

How Can You Tell If a CNA Training Program in Alabama Is Approved?

The content of the approved nurse’s aide training programs in Alabama is governed by the OBRA (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act.) This act dictates that within the training course, which is usually around twelve weeks long, seventy-five hours of specified training materials are covered.

All approved courses will cover CPR, basic patient care, basic clinical nursing, terminology related to medicine, medical administration and facility management skills, and other critical facets of the nurses aides’ job,

Do You Qualify to Train as a Nurses Aide In Alabama?

You do not need to have a high school diploma or GED to take a CNA training course in Alabama. In fact, you can complete your training while you are still in high school. There are also free training options in the state, through nursing facilities, where you receive training free, but pledge a predetermined number of hours work to the institution in exchange for the cost of your studies. If you do have to pay for CNA training in Alabama, the cost is currently around $1000 for a typical, approved 12-week course.

Working As a CNA in Alabama

Undergoing CNA training is not the final step to becoming a nurse’s aide in Alabama.

In most cases, although you can take the course while you are still in high school, you will not be hired as a nurse’s aide in Alabama until you are 18 years old.

You also need to ensure that within 24 months of successfully completing your CNA training, you take the NNAAP exam, or the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program, whether you are already working, or whether you plan to work later on.

Once you have completed the exam, you should be included on the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry, which is run by the Alabama Department of Public Health. That registration ensures that you can legally work for any employer in Alabama.

Alabama CNA Salary

Considering the minimal amount of training involved in qualifying as a CNA or nurse’s aide in Alabama, the salary range that you can expect is quite respectable. New entrants to the job market can expect to earn anything from around $15,000 to $25,000 or even a little more than that. Just remember that what you earn will depend on which city or town you work in, and on the institution you work for itself.

You may also find that once you have qualified, and are working as a CNA, you choose to develop your skills further. Starting out as a nurse’s aide is a great way to get involved in the nursing or medical field, in Alabama or anywhere else, and it can be a stepping stone to other careers in the field.

Alabama CNA Registry
Alabama Department of Public Health
Division of Health Care Facilities
The RSA Tower, Suite 600
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Alabama State Board of Nursing
P.O. 303900
Montgomery, Alabama  36130-3900
1-800-656-5318

Accredited CNA Training Classes & Programs in Alabama

Caroll Place Nurse Aide Program – Fairhope

50 Spring Run Road, Fairhope, Alabama 36532

Catherine Place Assisted Living Facility Nurse Aide Training Program – Daphne

27440 County Road 13, Daphne, Alabama 36526

Cedar Hill Assisted Living Facility Nurse Aide Training Course – Selma

1300 Old Orrville Rd., Selma, Alabama 36701

Chattahooche Valley Community College – Phenix City

2602 College Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36869

Clinton L. Johson Center for Economic Development

151 S. Claiborne Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602

Faulkner State CNA Training Class – Bay Minette

1900 Highway 31 South, Bay Minette, Alabama 36507

Gadsden State Community College – Division of Health Sciences

P.O. Box 227, Gadsden, Alabama 35902

Hartford Retirement Village, Inc.

#5 Highway 52 East, Hartford, Alabama 36344

Lawson State Community College Bessemer

1100 Ninth Avenue NW, Bessemer, Alabama 35022

Lawson State Community College Nurse Aide Program – Birmingham

3060 Wilson Road SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221

Live Oak Village, LLC – Foley

2300 North Cedar Street, Foley, Alabama 36535

Magnolia House Nursing Assistant Training – Oneonta

100 Forth Ave. West, Oneonta, Alabama 35121

Meadowood Retirement Village, LLC – Glencoe

509 Pineview Ave., Glencoe, Alabama 35905

Morningside of Cullman Nurse Aide Program – Cullman

2021 Dahlke Drive, N.E., Cullman, Alabama 35058

Morningside of Fayette CNA Program

404 25th Street, Northwest, Fayette, Alabama 35555

Morningside of Sheffield Nurse Aide Training

413 Cox Blvd., Sheffield, Alabama 35660

NHC Place Aniston

1335 Greenbrier Rd., Anniston, Alabama 36207

Northeast Alabama Community College Nursing Assistant Course – Rainsville

P.O. Box 159, Rainsville, Alabama 35986

Northwest-Shoals Community College CNA Training Course – Muscle Shoals

800 George Wallace Blvd., Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661

Oak Landing CNA Training Course – Attalla

616 Gaines Street, Attalla, Alabama 35954

Oaks on Parkwood Assisted Living Facility Nursing Assistant Course – Bessemer

2651 Laurel Oak Drive, Bessemer, Alabama 35022

Reid State Technical College Health Careers and Human Services Division – Evergreen

P.O. Box 588, Evergreen, Alabama 36401

Shelton State Community College CNA Program – Tuscaloosa

9500 Old Greensboro Rd., Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405

The Huntingdon CNA Training Program – Fairhope

108 Homestead Village, Fairhope, Alabama 36532

The Olive Home Inc. Nurse Aide Training – Oneonta

1100 2nd Avenue East, Oneonta, Alabama 35121

Victorian Manor – Hanceville

105 Michelle Street NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077

Wellington Place of the Shoals – Muscles Shoals

2904 South Wilson Dam Road, Muscles Shoals, Alabama 35661

Wesley Manor Retirement Center CNA Training Program – Dothan

718 Honeysuckle Rd., Dothan, Alabama 36305

Westminster Village CNA Class – Spanish Fort

500 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

Wills Creek Village CNA Class – Fort Payne

1050 Airport Road West, Fort Payne, Alabama 35968

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