You are here

Nevada CNA Programs

Nevada CNA Training

Working a minimum wage job might keep the bills paid, but it's not the best way to provide a secure future. For anyone who's not finding their job to be fulfilling, it might be time to think about going back to school so that they can develop the skills needed for a more advanced job.

Many business experts are saying that despite the uncertain economy, now is one of the best times to think about going back to school. Nevada CNA classes are an easy way for someone to advance their education and get on the path of having the job that they've always wanted.

Designed to accommodate those with only a high school education, CNA training classes are meant to help individuals achieve the designation of Certified Nursing Assistant. After achieving certification, CNAs are able to provide support services to doctors and nurses, and the patients that they see on a daily basis. They take medical histories, record vital signs, and help educate the patients about better health practices.

Becoming a CNA in Nevada

There are many types of individuals who may be added to the CNA registry in Nevada. These include:

  • Individuals who are licensed or certified in another state as a CNA. These individuals must submit:
    • A completed and signed application and payment for fingerprinting fees
    • A copy of his or her certification from another state showing an expiration date
    • A copy of a certification stating that the individual has successfully completely an approved CNA training program or a transcript showing that the individual has passed "nursing fundamentals"
    • Documentation showing that the individual has worked at least 8 paid hours as a CNA in the past 24 months
    • An endorsement form from the first state where the individual was licensed as a
    • Completed fingerprint cards
  • Individuals who have never been licensed as a CNA in Nevada or any other state. These individuals must submit:
    • A completed and signed application and a $50 fee
    • A copy of his or her certificate proving completion of a state-approved CNA training program, or a transcript verifying that the individual has passed a "fundamentals of nursing" course. The individual's training is valid for 2 years from the completion of the training program.
    • Documentation that the individual has passed the clinical and knowledge CNA exams
    • Completed fingerprint cards
  • Individuals whose CNA certificate has lapsed/expired. These individuals must have been paid to work for at least 40 hours as a CNA in any US state within the past 2 years. If the individual has not worked the required number of hours, then he or she will have to retake a board-approved CNA training program.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other NV Schools with CNA Programs

A Progressive Healthcare Training Center
222 S. Rainbow Blvd., #218
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
Battle Mountain High School
425 Weaver Ave.
Battle Mountain, Nevada 89820
College of Southern Nevada
6375 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Dayton High School
335 Old Dayton Valley Rd.
Dayton, Nevada 89403
Desert Rose Adult High School and Career Center
444 W. Brooks Ave.
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
East Career Technical Academy
6705 Vegas Valley Dr.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89142
Great Basin College
551 East Calvada Boulevard
Pahrump, Nevada 89048
Great Basin College
2115 Bobcat Drive
Ely, Nevada 89301
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801
Great Basin College
5490 Kluncy Canyon Road
Winnemucca, Nevada 89445
Grover C. Dils Medical Center
P.O. Box 1010
Caliente, Nevada 89008
Mount Grant General Hospital
P.O. Box 1510
Hawthorne, Nevada 89415
Mountain View Health & Rehab
201 Koontz Lane
Carson City, Nevada 89701
Pahrump Health & Rehab
4501 NE Blagg Rd.
Pahrump, Nevada 89060
Pahrump Valley High School
501 E. Calvada Blvd.
Pahrump, Nevada 89048
Purrfect Nursing Services
1702 Western Ave., Ste. G & H
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Royal Allied Health Institute
3620 N. Rancho Dr., #111
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
SE Career & Technical Academy
5710 Mountain Vista
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Sierra Nevada Job Corps
14175 Mount Charleston St.
Reno, Nevada 89506
Silver Stage High School
3755 W. Spruce St.
Silver Springs, Nevada 89429
South Lyon Medical Center
213 S. Whitacre
Yerington, Nevada 89447
Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard
Reno, Nevada 89512
Western Nevada College
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89703
Saint Therese Learning Institute
6600 W Charleston Blvd., Suite 134
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146

Nevada CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

Nevada State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadowood Mall #201
Reno, NV 89502-6547
Phone: (775) 688-2620
Fax: (775) 688-2628

Nevada Nurses Association