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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Decatur CNA classes - online & campus-based programs are available.
Admissions Advisor Tip: Don't limit your options. Contact multiple schools to see the differences in what they offer, like financial aid packages.

How to Become a CNA in Decatur, 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 Decatur?

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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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 Decatur?

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 November 2015, December 2015, January 2016, or February 2016 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 Decatur a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Georgia CNA Salary info.

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East Lake Arbor Healthcare
304 Fifth Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030
American Professional Institute
141 Sams Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
R.I.S.E. Academy, LLC
4467 Glenwood Road
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Americas Best Healthcare Services, Inc.
4151 Memorial Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30032
World Outreach Medical Institute
4650 Memorial Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Columbia High School Dekalb County Board of Education
2106 Columbia Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30032
Woodruff Medical Training & Testing
2637 North Decatur Rd
Decatur, Georgia 30033
Atlanta Technical College - Tech High School
1043 Memorial Drive SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
New Beginning CNA Training
4122 East Ponce De Leon Ave
Clarkston, Georgia 30021
Dekalb Technical College
495 N Indian Creek Dr.
Clarkston, Georgia 30021
Covenant CNA School
1 Baltimore Place
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Murray Career Institute
233 Mitchell Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Professional Medical Institute, Inc
4336 Covington Hwy
Decatur, Georgia 30035
Afria Medical Institute, Inc.
4319 Covington Highway
Decatur, Georgia 30035
Omnitech Institute
4319 Covington Highway
Decatur, Georgia 30035
Dekalb County Healthcare Center, Inc
5160 Springview Avenue
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
Health Education Associates, Inc
5300 Memorial Drive
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
Dekalb High School of Technology
3303 Panthersville Road
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Southwest Dekalb High School
2863 Kelly Chapel Rd
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Ellenwood Academy
4798 Flat Shoals Parkway
Decatur, Georgia 30034