To become a certified nurse assistant in the state of Nevada, the aspirant needs to undergo CNA course. CNA classes in Nevada should be approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The nurse aide schools also need to abide by the laws and regulations of the state. The curriculum of the program is also designed by the State Board of Nursing, so that students can get equipped with all the essential competencies required to work in different work settings. Keep on reading to know the duration, cost and curriculum of the nursing assistant programs.
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75 hours of program is required for becoming an approved CNA professional. The programs are supervised by the registered nurses or licensed practical nurses, and comprises of hands-on practice and theoretical sessions. You can complete your coursework between 9 and 13 weeks.
The program cost depends on the school you choose to pursue your education, as well as other expenses, such as travelling cost, books, and other supplies. However, you will have to spend around $1000 for your program. For economically weak students, there are various ways to make their program more affordable. They can either enroll in employer-sponsored programs or can seek admission in schools providing scholarships and grants.
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Here is the list of approved CNA schools in Nevada.
|Name of the School||Address||Contact No.||Fax No.||Official Website|
|Great Basin College||1500 College Parkway, Elko, Nevada 89801||(775) 738-8493||–||http://www.gbcnv.edu|
|Western Nevada College- Carson City||2201 West College Parkway,Carson City, NV 89703||(775) 445-3000||–||http://www.wnc.edu|
|Majen, LLC||1005 Terminal Way Suite 145, Reno, NV 89503||(775) 762-8039||(775) 329-2122||http://www.majenprogram.com|
|Dayton High School||335 Old Dayton Valley Road,Dayton, NV 89403||(775) 246-6240||(775) 246-6245||http://www.dhs.lyon.k12.nv.us|
|Milan Institute||950 Industrial Way,Reno-Sparks, Nevada 89431||(888) 207-9460||–||http://milaninstitute.edu|
|Fernley High School||1300 Highway 95A South, Fernley, NV 89408||(775) 463-3400||(775) 575-3406||http://www.fhs.lyon.k12.nv.us|
|Mount Grant General Hospital||200 South “A” Street, P.O. Box 1510, Hawthorne, Nevada 89415||(775) 945-2461||(775) 945-2359||http://www.mtgrantgenhospital.org|
|Silver Stage High School||3755 West Spruce,Silver Springs, NV 89429||(775) 577-5071||(775) 577-5079||http://www.sshs.lyon.k12.nv.us|
|Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center||14175 Mt. Charleston Street,Reno, NV 89506||(775) 789-1000||(775) 789-1098||http://sierranevada.jobcorps.gov|
|White Pine County School District||1135 Avenue C Ely, NV 89301||(775) 289-4851||(775) 289-3999||http://www.whitepine.k12.nv.us|
|Truckee Meadows Community College||7000 Dandini Boulevard, Reno, NV 89512||(775) 673-7111||–||http://www.tmcc.edu|
|College of Southern Nevada||6375 West Charleston Boulevard,Las Vegas, NV 89146||(702) 651-5000||–||http://www.csn.edu|
|Milan Institute – Las Vegas||710 South Tonopah Drive,Las Vegas, NV 89106||(888) 207-9460||–||http://milaninstitute.edu|
|Desert Rose Adult High School||444 West Brooks Avenue, North Las Vegas, NV 89030||(702) 799-6240||(702) 799-6260||http://desertrosehs.org|
|Clark County School District||5100 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89146||(702) 799-5000||–||http://www.ccsd.net|
|Southeast Career Technical Academy||5710 Mountain Vista Street,Las Vegas, NV 89120||(702) 799-7500||(702) 799-2007||http://secta.us|
|Lyon County School District||25 Goldfield Avenue, Yerington, NV 89447||(775) 463-6800||–||http://www.yhs.lyon.k12.nv.us|
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1. What procedure is to be followed to become a CNA professional in Nevada?
Answer: An aspirant must undergo at least 75 hours of program from an accredited school or institute. Thereafter, National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination must be undertaken. Upon qualifying the examination, candidate gets enlisted in Nevada State Nurse Aide Registry. After this, s/he must apply for CNA certification from the Nevada State Board of Nursing
2. I am 15 years old and have completed high school. Can I enroll in CNA Program program in NV?
Answer: No, you cannot enroll for nurse aide program as the minimum age for enrollment in these programs is 16 years.
3. How can one contact the Nevada State Board of Nursing to get the list of approved nursing assistant schools?
Answer: Contact details of Nevada State Board of Nursing are as follows:
5011 Meadow Mall Way
Suite 300, Reno, NV 89502-6547
Phone: (775) 687-7700
Fax: (775) 687-7707
Las Vegas Office
4220 South Maryland Parkway, Building B,
Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89119-7533
Phone: (702) 486-5800
Fax: (702) 486-5803