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Athens, Georgia CNA Programs

Athens CNA Training - GA

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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Athens CNA classes - online & campus-based programs are available.

How to Become a CNA in Athens, Georgia

Since Nurse Aides are needed throughout the Nation, you will be able to secure employment opportunities in any state you become certified. In Georgia, medical field job security is higher than most careers. You can earn your CNA license after completing a training program. CNA course requirements vary by state according to state regulations. However, many CNA programs can be completed in 8 to 12 weeks. Plus, CNA courses are considerably cheaper than attending LPN school and are an excellent way to get started in a healthcare career.

PCT / CNA / CMA - What's the Difference?

This depends on where you live. Some PCT courses include EKG phlebotomy training. Some Patient Care Technician programs also include HHA (Home Health Aid) certification. However, in some work environments the titles CNA and PCT are used interchangably. Some hospitals in Georgia may be hiring Nurse Care Techs (NCT), a position which you can apply for with your CNA license.

CMA can stand for Certified Medication Aide or Certified Medical Assistant, both which perform separate but overlapping duties in the workplace.

How Much Does CNA Training Cost in Athens?

Nursing assistant courses at vocational colleges and allied health schools usually range between $400 and $1200. When choosing a CNA school, learn about all the associated costs required at each institution. Some schools list their program cost as all expenses included. However other schools may also require you to purchase additional materials (such as books, scrubs and materials for your clinicals) which have separate fees from the tuition costs.

CNA Refresher Courses around Athens usually cost around $100-$200.

Need Tuition Assistance?

While many schools do not offer financial aid for students enrolled in their CNA course, some training programs may offer assistance to help with the cost of the course or certification. Also, some CNA employers will even pay for your Nurse Assistant training or reimburse you after you successfully complete your CNA training.

Some employers in Athens will cover a percentage of your CNA tuition; others will pay tuition costs up to a specific dollar amount. Often, new CNAs are required to work a particular number of months at the employer that covered their school bills. Or you may just need to reimburse them for any of the tuition costs they paid on your behalf.

When Can I Start CNA Training in Athens?

Many schools that offer CNA training have new sessions beginning every 6 to 8 weeks. In many areas in Georgia, you can find CNA training starting in May 2015, June 2015, July 2015, or August 2015 available for registration now. Unlike nursing programs in Georgia, you can usually find a school starting a new session of their CNA course fairly quickly. However, some schools offer CNA classes in semester format. At these schools, you may need to wait up 3 or 4 months to start your course.

Becoming a Nurse Aide in Athens a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Georgia CNA Salary info.

Athens, GA CNA Programs

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Athens Technical College
800 US Hwy 29 North
Athens, Georgia 30601
Alpha Nursing Training Institute - Athens
230 Briarcliff Road
Athens, Georgia 30606
Heritage Healthcare of Athens
139 Alps Road
Athens, Georgia 30606
Heritage Healthcare of Grandview
165 Winston Drive
Athens, Georgia 30607
Family Life Enrichment Center
3450 New High Shoals Rd.
High Shoals, Georgia 30645
East Jackson Comprehensive High School
1435 Hoods Mill Road
Commerce, Georgia 30529
Winder Health Care
263 East May Street
Winder, Georgia 30680
Athens Technical College
212 Bryant Road
Monroe, Georgia 30655
Greene Point Health Care
1321 Washington Highway
Union Point, Georgia 30669
Elite Healthcare Services, LLC
303 Fox Briar Court
Loganville, Georgia 30052
Athens Technical College
1317 Athens Highway
Elberton, Georgia 30635
Heritage Healthcare of Spring Valley
651 Rhodes Drive
Elberton, Georgia 30635
Village Nursing Care, Inc
621 Green Street
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Alpha Nursing Training Institute
510 West Avenue
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
American Professional Institute
675 E.E. Butler Parkway
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
The Oaks of Limestone
2560 Flintridge Road
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
The Oaks of Scenic View
205 Peach Orchard Rd
Baldwin, Georgia 30511
Lanier Technical College
2990 Landrum Education Drive
Oakwood, Georgia 30566
Foldel Healthcare Services, LLC
438 Grayson Parkway
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Lloyd Xavier Medical Training Institute, Inc
134 South Clayton Street
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045