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Ellijay, Georgia CNA Programs

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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Ellijay 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 Ellijay, 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 Ellijay?

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 Ellijay 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 Ellijay 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 Ellijay?

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

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Gilmer Nursing Home
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Ellijay, Georgia 30540
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Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513
Chattahoochee Technical College
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Grandview Health Care Center
618 Gennett Drive
Jasper, Georgia 30143
Heritage Healthcare of Jasper
1350 East Church Street
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Chatsworth Health Care Center
102 Hospital Drive
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Gordon Health & Rehabilitation
1280 Mauldin Road
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Gold City Convalescent Center
222 Moore's Drive
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North Georgia Technical College
121 Meeks Avenue
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Union County Nursing Home
164 Nursing Home Circle
Blairsville, Georgia 30512
CNA Nursing School of Calhoun
135 Professional Court
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
American Red Cross Northwest Georgia Chapter
309 Court Street
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
Calhoun Health Care Center
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Calhoun, Georgia 30701
Dalton State College
650 College Drive
Dalton, Georgia 30720
Regency Park Nursing & Rehabilitation
1212 Broadrick Drive
Dalton, Georgia 30720
Brian Center of Canton
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Cumming Nursing Center
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Maple Ridge Health Care Center
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Cass High School
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