CNA Training in Louisiana

by Maria Pavel on July 10, 2011

If you live in the state of Louisiana and you’re interested in moving into the nursing field, then you’ll need to be prepared for long hours and extensive training. The good news is that this career path can be a very rewarding for those people that enjoy helping others and the skills you’re getting from your training will make it easier for you to advance in the nursing field as well. Louisiana requires you to have 80 hours in training to become a CNA, where the federal minimum is 75 hours.

The training that you’ll be going through will include 40 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of clinical hands on training that will need to be completed before you’re able to take your final exam. Once these hours have been completed and you have passed your exam, you’ll be able to join the thousands of nursing professionals in a career that is ever expanding. You’ll have to be sure that this is the career that you want to be involved in, though, as you can see some long and hard hours involved.

If you would like more information on local CNA courses, then you can contact any of the following:

Our Lady of the Lake College located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
L. E. Fletcher Technical Community College located in Houma, Louisiana
Elaine P. Nunez Community College located in Chalmette, Louisiana
Sowela Technical Community College located in Lake Charles, Louisiana
Cameron College located in New Orleans, Louisiana
Louisiana Technical College CNA Program at the Bastrop Campus, the Delta Ouachita Campus, the North Central Campus, the Northeast Campus, the Ruston Campus, and the Tallulah Campus.
Delgado Community College located in New Orleans, Louisiana
Nunez Community College located in Chalmette, Louisiana
River Parishes Community College located in Sorrento, Louisiana

You need to remember that becoming a CNA is just the first step in an ongoing expansion in the nursing industry. While you won’t actually have to start your nursing career as a CNA, it’s always a good choice if you’re hoping to jump right in and start getting paid.

You can skip being a CNA and move on to other nursing degrees, but you’ll be spending many more hours in class and less hours actually working and making money. This is the type of decisions that you’ll need to make when it comes to which path your career should follow.

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Penny Leboeuf September 22, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I have 2 1/2 years of training for cna, would like more info on getting certified at Fletcher in Houma Louisiana, I took care of my dad who caught two strokes and was paralized on the left, he was in a hospital bed at home where I learn how to bathe and use the lift to hoist him out the bed to his wheel chair, I also gave his meds and emptied out the cathra, wrote down the measurement of urine, checked his blood preasure and temp on a regular basis. Would like info from Fletcher as soon as possible…….Penny Leboeuf…..

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