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Nebraska CNA Programs

Nebraska CNA Training

In the current economy, a person needs more than motivation and good intentions to land a job that will allow him or her to provide for their family in the long term. Anyone who has always wanted to work in an industry where you can help people achieve happier, healthier lives, it might be time to consider Nebraska CNA classes. Most CNAs find jobs in nursing homes, hospitals, walk-in clinics, or mental health facilities.

Becoming a CNA in Nebraska

In order to be placed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry, an individual must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be able to speak and understand English
  • Complete the state- approved 75 hour CNA training program and competency evaluation program within 120 days of employment or 21 hour basic resident care course for intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded
  • Not have been convicted of a crime rationally related to the role of a CNA involving moral turpitude

After Completing the Training

If an individual successfully completes a CNA training program and passes both the written and skills exams, he or she does not need to submit an application to be added to the CNA registry. These individuals will automatically be added within 30 days of the registry being

Certain individuals may only be required to pass the written or skills exams in order to be added to the CNA registry and may not have to complete a CNA training program. These include:

  • Individuals who are currently enrolled in nursing school. These individuals must submit:
    • A cover letter requesting to be placed on the registry based on nursing school classes
    • A signed copy of the student's transcripts
    • Abuse Inservice Documentation (Not included in all nursing schools. The individual will be notified if this is required for him or her).
    • Verification of completion of state-approved written and skills exams if grades in any of the required classes were less than 70%
  • Individuals who were trained in the military. These individuals must submit:
    • A cover letter requesting to be placed on the registry based on military training
    • A copy of his or her training records if the individual is still active in the military
    • Abuse Inservice Documentation
  • Individuals who have been trained as a nurse outside the United States. These individuals must submit:
    • A cover letter requesting to be placed on the registry based on foreign nurse training
    • A copy of their certificate of graduation or license translated into in English
    • If applicable, proof of passing the CGFNS exam or Canadian Nurse License exam. If an individual has passed one of these exams, he or she is not required to take the Nebraska CNA exams.
  • Individuals with a lapsed/inactive LPN or RN license. These individuals must submit:
    • A cover letter requesting to be placed on the registry based on having a lapsed/inactive LPN or RN license. This cover letter must also indicate the last time that the individual has worked as a nurse.
    • Abuse Inservice Documentation
    • Proof that the individual has passed the Nebraska written and skills exams for CNAs if it has been more than 24 months that the individual has been paid for nursing or nursing-related services

Additional Resources:

NE CNA Programs

Other NE Schools with CNA Programs

Ashland Care Center
1700 Furnace Street
Ashland, NE 68003
Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home
220 Park Avenue
Hebron, NE 68370
Boys Town High School
13727 Flanagan Boulevard
Boys Town, NE 68010
Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences
5035 Everett Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Caregiver's Support Services
3610 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Central Community College
3519 Second Avenue
Kearney, NE 68847
Central Community College
4500 63rd Street
Columbus, NE 68602
Central Community College
3134 W Highway 34
Grand Island, NE 68802
Central Community College
1501 Plum Creek Parkway
Lexington, NE 68850
Central Community College
550 Technical Blvd.
Hastings, NE 68901
Clarkson College
101 S. 42 Street
Omaha, NE 68131
David Place
260 South 10th Street
David City, NE 68632
Elms Health Care Center
410 Ball Park Road
Ponca, NE 68770
Good Samaritan Society
1306 South 9th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
Good Samaritan Society
409 East Neely Street
Atkinson, NE 68713
Grand Island Veterans Home
2300 West Capital Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
Health Systems Academy
410 E. Gold Coast Road Suite 103
Papillion, NE 68046
Heavenly Health Care University, Inc.
2216 Avery Rd.
Bellevue, NE 68005
Heritage Estates
2325 Lodge Dr.
Gering, NE 69341
Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Public Schools
810 Central Ave.
Humboldt, NE 68376
Kimball County Manor
810 East 7th Street
Kimball, NE 69145
Linden Court
4000 West Philip Avenue
North Platte, NE 69101
McCool Junction School
209 S 2nd St.
McCool Junction, NE 68401
Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103
Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home
109 North 2nd Street
Newman Grove, NE 68758
Mid-Plains Community College
1205 East Third Street
McCook, NE 69001
Mid-Plains Community College
1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101
Midland Lutheran College
900 North Clarkson
Fremont, NE 68025
National Workforce Training Institute
3048 N. 90th Street
Omaha, NE 68134
Nebraska Health Care Association
3900 NW 12th St., Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68521

Nebraska CNA Resources on

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Regulation and Licensure
Nursing and Nursing Support
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Phone: (402) 471-4376
Fax: (402) 471-1066

Nebraska Nurses Association