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Georgia CNA Classes

Georgia CNA Training

It's no secret that the country is suffering through some difficult economic times right now. For many people, it can be hard to find a job, especially for people who lack specific training and experience that will make them competitive in today's crowded job market. For individuals who have always wanted a career that would challenge them and give them the opportunity to help people create better lives for themselves, it might be time to think about attended CNA Classes in Georgia.

For those who are unfamiliar with the type of career for which Georgia CNA classes will prepare them, it might be a good idea to learn more about the responsibilities of a certified nursing assistant. In most cases, it is the job of the certified nursing assistant to provide support for doctors and nurses in a health care setting.

In hospitals and public clinics, the nurse's assistant might be responsible for taking patients' vital signs, explaining treatment procedures, and educating patients about preventative care techniques. In nursing homes and mental health facilities, CNAs might be responsible for maintaining patient schedules and checking on treatment progress.

Becoming a CNA in Georgia

In Georgia, CNAs are certified through the Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMFC). In order to begin the process of becoming a CNA, one must first complete a state-recognized Nurse Aide/Assistant Training Program (NATP) with a classroom, lab, and clinical component. After the training program is completed, the student can become licensed through a competency exam.

Renewing a CNA License

In order to remain a CNA, one must renew his or her certification every 2 years. The individual qualifies to do so under the circumstances that he or she has performed at least 8 hours of nursing work for pay within the 2 year period. If the license is allowed to expire 3 or more years from the date of the last certification, the individual must retrain and retest before becoming licensed again.

Licensure by Reciprocity

A CNA registered in another state can apply for reciprocity in Georgia under the following conditions:

  • The individual is active on another state's registry.
  • The individual has no recorded or pending convictions of neglect, abuse, or misappropriation of property.
  • The individual has a valid social security card with a name matching that which is active on another state's registry.
  • The individual has performed nursing duties for pay at least 8 hours in the past 2 years.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other GA Schools with CNA Programs

CPR With Mickey
110 Evans Mill Drive
Dallas, Georgia 30157
CPR With Mickey, Inc.
540 Broad Street
Rome, Georgia 30161
CPR With Mickey, Inc.
618 E Main Street
Cartersville, Georgia 30121
Cross Keys High School
1626 North Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30087
Cumberland Health Services And Training
3411 Austell Rd SW
Marietta, Georgia 30008
Cumming Nursing Center
2775 Castleberry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Dade Health & Rehab Center
1234 Highway 301
Trenton, Georgia 30752
Dalton State College
650 College Drive
Dalton, Georgia 30720
Dekalb County Healthcare Center, Inc
5160 Springview Avenue
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
Dekalb High School of Technology
3303 Panthersville Road
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Dekalb Technical College
1064 Culpepper Drive SW
Conyers, Georgia 30014
Dekalb Technical College
495 N Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkston, Georgia 30021
Dekalb Technical College
8100 Bob Williams Parkway
Covington, Georgia 30014
Dominion Health Care Solutions, LLC
7160 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, Georgia 31406
East Central Regional Hospital
100 Myrtle Blvd
Gracewood, Georgia 30812
East Jackson Comprehensive High School
1435 Hoods Mill Road
Commerce, Georgia 30529
East Lake Arbor Healthcare
304 Fifth Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Education & Career Resources of GA
4055 Lawrenceville Hwy
Lilburn, Georgia 30047
Effingham Career Academy
2940 Highway 21 South
Rincon, Georgia 31326
Ek Medical Learning Center, Inc
530 Highland Station Drive
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
Elite Healthcare Services, LLC
303 Fox Briar Court
Loganville, Georgia 30052
Elite Medical Training Center
1798 Montreal Circle
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Ellenwood Academy
4798 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Endurance 4 U Healthcare Education Training School
780 Baconfield Drive
Macon, Georgia 31211
Enrichment Services Program, Inc.
2100 12th Avenue
Columbus, Georgia 31901
Everest Institute
6431 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Exelle Medical Training, LLC.
101 Rainbow Way
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
Extended Health Services, Inc
2733 Sheraton Drive
Macon, Georgia 31204
Fairburn Health Care Center
178 W. Campbellton Street
Fairburn, Georgia 30213
Faks Allied Health Education Center.
5150 Old National Hwy
College Park, Georgia 30349

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Georgia CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

Georgia State Board of Licensed Practical Nurses
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1640
Fax: (478) 207-1633

Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1640
Fax: (478) 207-1660

Georgia Nurses Association