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Louisiana CNA Classes

Louisiana CNA Training

As soon as an individual graduates from high school, there is pressure on him or her to attend college to prepare for a career. However, there are educational opportunities other than a traditional college that can lead to a successful and satisfying career. For someone who has always wanted a job where he or she can feel like they're really making a difference in the world, Louisiana CNA classes may be the answer.

For someone who's never heard of Louisiana CNA classes before, or the way that they can help a person to achieve a satisfying career as a certified nursing assistant, a lot can be gained by researching the responsibilities and job outlook for this important industry. CNAs are responsible for providing support and various patient services in a health care setting, such as a hospital, nursing home, mental health facility, or public health clinic.

Becoming a CNA in Louisiana

In order to become a CNA in Louisiana, one must complete an approved training program consisting of a minimum of 80 hours, including 40 clinical hours and 40 classroom hours. Of the training, at least 16 hours must be spent on the following topics:

  • Bed Making
  • Taking Vital Signs
  • Measuring Height and Weight
  • Caring for the Patient's Environment
  • Measuring Intake and Output
  • Assisting with Nutrition
  • Ambulation and Transferring
  • Using Body Mechanics
  • Infection Control and Safety
  • Understanding protocols for proficiency in CPR
  • Caring for Dying Patients
  • Recognizing Abnormalities
  • Caring for those with Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Personal Care Skills
  • Mental Health and Social Service
  • Basic Restorative Services
  • Patient/Resident Rights
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills
  • Safety/Emergency Procedures
  • Promoting Independence
  • Heimlich Maneuver

After Completing the Training

Following completion of the CNA training course, one must pass the state's competency exam. He or she is also subject to a background check.

Renewing a CNA License

In Louisiana, nurse aides must be paid for at least 8 hours of nursing or nurse related duties within every 24 month period or else they lose their certification. Even if a CNA works the necessary hours, the individual will still lose his or her certification if these hours are not reported to the CNA registry. If a CNA loses his or her certification, he or she must recomplete a nurse aide training program.

Licensure by Reciprocity

Louisiana also has a reciprocity process, which allows licensed CNA from other states to become registered to work as a CNA in Louisiana. An individual wishing to do so must fill out and submit a reciprocity form to the Louisiana CNA registry.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other LA Schools with CNA Programs

Baton Rouge Community College
201 Community College Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
Bossier Parish Community College
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier, Louisiana 71111
Delgado Community College
501 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
Le Fletcher Technical Community College
310 St. Charles Street
Houma, Louisiana 70360
Louisiana Technical College
508 Choupique Street
Cottonport, Louisiana 71327
Louisiana Technical College
3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
Louisiana Technical College
332 East South Street
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
Louisiana Technical College
304 South Jones Street
Winnfield, Louisiana 71483
Louisiana Technical College
1115 Clover Street
Abbeville, Louisiana 70510
Louisiana Technical College
137 College Street
Greensburg, Louisiana 70441
Louisiana Technical College
5200 Blair Drive
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Louisiana Technical College
2010 N Market St.
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
Louisiana Technical College
3250 N. Acadian Thruway E.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70805
Louisiana Technical College
3337 Highway 10
Jackson, Louisiana 70748
Louisiana Technical College
609 Ember Drive
New Iberia, Louisiana 70562
Louisiana Technical College
132 Old Hwy 65 South
Tallulah, Louisiana 71282
Louisiana Technical College
117 Highway 1152
Oakdale, Louisiana 71463
Louisiana Technical College
609 Vocational Pky
West Monroe, Louisiana 71292
Louisiana Technical College
2100 E.E. Wallace Boulevard
Ferriday, Louisiana 71334
Louisiana Technical College
1255 Fisher Road
Many, Louisiana 71449
Louisiana Technical College
1010 James Street
Ruston, Louisiana 71273
Louisiana Technical College
6587 Hwy 1 Bypass
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71458
Louisiana Technical College
605 West Boundary
Farmerville, Louisiana 71241
Louisiana Technical College
943 Oxford Road
Mansfield, Louisiana 71052
Louisiana Technical College
181 Regala Pk Rd.
Reserve, Louisiana 70084
Louisiana Technical College
729 Kammell St.
Bastrop, Louisiana 71221
Louisiana Technical College
475 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, Louisiana 70058
Louisiana Technical College
900 Youngs Road
Morgan City, Louisiana 70380
Louisiana Technical College
9697 Airline Hwy
Sorrento, Louisiana 70778
Louisiana Technical College
1101 Bertrand Drive
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506

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Louisiana CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
5207 Essen Lane, Suite 6
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone: (225) 763-3570
Fax: (225) 763-3580

Louisiana Nurses Association