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
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