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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

Rome High School
1000 Veterans Memorial Highway
Rome, Georgia 30161
Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation
6135 Roosevelt Highway
Warm Springs, Georgia 31830
Ross Memorial Health Care Center
1780 Old 41 Highway
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
Sadie G. Mays Health & Rehabilitation Center
1821 Anderson Avenue NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Savannah Technical College
Liberty County Campus
Hinesville, Georgia 31313
Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, Georgia 31405
Sears Manor
3311 Lee Street
Brunswick, Georgia 31520
Shady Acres Nursing Home
1310 West Gordon Street
Douglas, Georgia 31533
South Georiga Technical College
402 North Midway Road
Cordele, Georgia 31015
Southeastern Technical - Jenkins County High School
433 Barney Avenue
Millen, Georgia 30442
Southeastern Technical College
3001 E. First Street
Vidalia, Georgia 30474
Southeastern Technical College
211 S. Tillman Street
Glennville, Georgia 30427
Southeastern Technical College
346 Kite Rd.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401
Southern Crescent Technical College
1533 Highway 19 South
Thomaston, Georgia 30286
Southern Crescent Technical College
501 Varsity Road
Griffin, Georgia 30223
Southern Training Institute
P.O. Box 408
Colquitt, Georgia 39837
Southwest Dekalb High School
2863 Kelly Chapel Rd
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Southwest Georgia Technical College
1000 Newton Rd
Camilla, Georgia 31730
Southwest Georgia Technical College
15689 US Highway 19 North
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
Southwest Georgia Technical College - Pelham High School
203 Mathewson Ave
Pelham, Georgia 31779
Southwest Georgia Technical College - Thomas County Central High School
4686 US Highway 84 Bypass West
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
Southwest Georgia Technical College - Thomasville High School
315 South Hansell Street
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
Spalding High School
433 Wilson Rd
Griffin, Georgia 30224
Sparta Health Care
11744 Hwy 22
Sparta, Georgia 31087
Starcrest of Cartersville
196 N. Dixie Avenue
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Stat Medical Services, Inc.
2 Bradley Park Court
Columbus, Georgia 31904
Step One Health Agency
5950 Veterans Parkway
Columbus, Georgia 31909
Stephens County Hospital
163 Hospital Drive
Toccoa, Georgia 30577
Summerhill Senior Living Community
500 Stanley Street
Perry, Georgia 31069
Syl-View Health Care Center
411 Pine Street
Sylvania, Georgia 30467

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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