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Georgia CNA Programs

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.

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Top CNA Schools Near You

Other GA Schools with CNA Programs

A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet
1324 Laney-Walker Blvd
Augusta, GA 30901
ADL Training & Testing
2919 Altama Avenue
Brunswick, GA 31520
Advanced Professional Nurses, Inc.
3320 South Cobb Drive, Ste. C
Smyrna, GA 30080
Afria Medical Institute, Inc.
4319 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30035
Albany Technical College
1704 S. Slappey Blvd.
Albany, GA 31701
Alliance Care School of Nursing Assistants
3500 Duluth Park Lane
Duluth, GA 30096
Allied Health Training Center of Conyers
1315 Milstead Road NE
Conyers, GA 30012
Alpha Nursing Training Institute
321 East 8th Street
Rome, GA 30161
Alpha Nursing Training Institute
510 West Avenue
Gainesville, GA 30501
Alpha Nursing Training Institute
2170 West Point Avenue
Lagrange, GA 30240
Alpha Nursing Training Institute - Athens
230 Briarcliff Road
Athens, GA 30606
Alpha Nursing Training Institute - Atlanta
777 Cleveland Avenue SW, Suite 301
Atlanta, GA 30315
Altamaha Technical College
1777 West Cherry Street
Jesup, GA 31545
Altamaha Technical College- McIntosh Academy
8945 Highway # 17
Darien, GA 31305
American Professional Institute
2400 N. Columbia Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061
American Professional Institute
675 E.E. Butler Parkway
Gainesville, GA 30501
American Professional Institute
2131 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096
American Professional Institute
141 Sams Street
Decatur, GA 30030
American Professional Institute - Macon
1667 Eisenhower Parkway
Macon, GA 31206
American Red Cross
207 Rose Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520
American Red Cross Northwest Georgia Chapter
309 Court Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Americas Best Healthcare Services, Inc.
4151 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Assured & Associates Personal Care of Georgia
8336 Office Park Drive
Douglasville, GA 30134
Athens Technical College
212 Bryant Road
Monroe, GA 30655
Athens Technical College
1317 Athens Highway
Elberton, GA 30635
Athens Technical College
800 US Hwy 29 North
Athens, GA 30601
Atlanta General Education Center, Inc.
3761 Venture Drive
Duluth, GA 30096
Atlanta Job Corps Center
239 West Lake Avenue Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30314
Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Georgia CNA Resources on

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