CNA Training in Indiana

by Maria Pavel on April 5, 2011

CNAs, or Certified Nursing Assistants, play a huge role in the world of medicine and nursing. This is true in Indiana as well as everywhere else but the demand here seems to be increasing all the time. CNAs give basic services to patients while being supervised by nurses, and you can become one in Indiana by successfully finishing a Certified Nursing Assistant training course and passing the competency test. These training programs can be found in different locations all over Indiana. This includes 2 year colleges.

Ivy Tech College offers one of the best CNA training programs in Indiana at its Bloomington Campus. This course is 120 hours divided into 40 hours of classroom work and 80 hours of clinical training. To qualify for the CNA course, you must be at least 18 years old and have either a high school diploma or a GED. You don’t have to live in Bloomington to get a high quality CNA course. Some other great courses can be found at:

* Ivy Tech Community College at Fort Wayne, Indiana
* Miller’s Merry Manor in Fort Wayne, Indiana
* Hearts of Indiana in Princeton, Indiana
* Pilgrim Manor in Plymouth, Indiana
* Indiana Academy in Cicero, Indiana
* The Waters of Princeton in Princeton, Indiana
* The Lane House in Crawfordsville, Indiana
* Grandview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Martinsville, Indiana
* Theracure, Inc. at Fishers, Indiana
* Riverview TCU at Noblesville, Indiana

All of these locations offer special Certified Nursing Assistant courses that will train you and get you ready to pass the certification examination once you complete the program. If you’re already affiliated with a facility such as a hospital, nursing home, retirement home or an assisted living facility, you may be able to be trained completely free of charge. If you agree to working for a specified amount of time for these facilities, it may be considered on the job training. You’ll still need to take and pass the certification exam, but you’ll have free training and will have a job waiting for you as soon as you’re certified.

The salary range for Certified Nursing Assistants in Indiana goes from $23,138 for newly certified to $32,927 for those with 5 or more years of experience. So you see that not only can you have a rewarding career that offers job security and gives you the chance to help others, but you also can make a decent income while doing it.

To make things even easier, there are online course offered for you to take. All of the classroom hours can be completed online. The clinical hands-on training is usually arranged by the online school with a facility close to you.

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