CNA Training in Connecticut

by Maria Pavel on March 24, 2011

Becoming a registered CNA in Connecticut requires you to pass an approved aide training program that is administered through the Connecticut Department of Public Health and take your competency exam no later than 24 months after completing your CNA training.

Unlike some other states, finding a training program in Connecticut that is close by shouldn’t be too much of a problem as there are over 155 approved training programs for CNAs in the state. That means you can find a training program at just about any hospital, community college, and even adult learning facilities and high schools have them available to the public as well.

If the cost of the program is a bit too much for you, there are some facilities that will pay for your classes as long as you have passed their hiring program and sign a contract stating that you will work for the facility once you have passed all the requirements. This is a great way for people to get into a fascinating career without having to worry about how much it will cost out of pocket to get started. In fact, a lot of the facilities offer their own training programs so you can get hands on work experience at the same time.

Connecticut requires its CNAs to have basic skill sets in residents’ rights, interpersonal skills, communication, resident independence, and safety and emergency procedures. The safety and emergency procedures include the infection control and Heimlich maneuver. Connecticut requires a minimum of 16 hours of training in these key areas and an additional 25 hours of clinical training specializing in competency skills. You can look forward to having at least 5 of these brought up in your testing for your evaluation exam as well as other issues and source references that you will need to know.

The Connecticut Department of Labor has determined that the highest job growth in the state will be in the medical field over the next decade. With so many hospitals and various other health care facilities opening around the state, a qualified CNA can take advantage and get in on the bottom floor to work their way up into a medical assistant position in no time. The average annual salary of a qualified CNA in Connecticut is roughly $30,484.

For more information contact:

Community College in Winsted at Northwestern CT

Community College in Willimantic at Quinebaug Valley Community Tech

Community College in Waterbury at Naugatuck Valley Community Tech

Vo-Tech Adult Education in Torrington at Oliver Wolcott Voc-Tech School

Vo-Tech Adult Education in Stamford at J.M. Wright Regional Vo-Technical

A.I. Vo-Tech School Adult Ed at Hartford

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