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South Carolina CNA Programs

South Carolina CNA Training

Currently, thousands of people are out of work and finding it difficult to get interviews for positions that are appropriate for their knowledge and expertise. Anyone who's interesting in starting over and finding a new career that will allow them to help people live healthier lives should consider South Carolina CNA classes.

Designed to prepare students for the fast-paced career of a certified nursing assistant, these classes train students to work in the highly rewarding field of healthcare. Although every industry from clothing to car manufacturing is experiencing a downturn thanks to the sluggish economy, the health care industry is continuing to grow.

Experts at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that the demand for qualified nursing assistants will increase by over 18 percent in the next decade. This means that thousands of new positions will be available for certified nursing assistants.

The South Carolina CNA Exam

In South Carolina, an individual wishing to become a CNA must pass both the written and skills examinations within two years of completing his or her CNA training from an approved 100-hour state-approved CNA course (including 40 hours of clinical training). If the individual does not pass the evaluations after 3 attempts, he or she will have to retake an approved 100-hour CNA training course before being eligible to retest.

The written exam consists of 70 multiple choice questions. Testers also have the option to receive an oral exam in place of a written exam. This oral exam is made up of 60 multiple choice questions and 10 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions that are played on a cassette tape. During the skills examination, each applicant will be asked to perform 5 randomly selected skills. His or her performance is graded by a Nurse Aide Evaluator. All five skills must be performed correctly in order to pass the skills evaluation.

Military Eligibility

If an individual is an LPN, RN, or in the military, he or she must contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to determine their eligibility to test. If an individual wishing to work as a CNA is from out of state but has completed a 100-hour state-approved CNA program that includes clinical hours within the past 24 months, he or she must submit an Application for Registration by Examination along with a copy of his or her diploma/certification verifying completion of CNA training.

The diploma or certificate must include the number of classroom and clinical hours that were required by the course. The individual must be considered to be in good standing by the CNA registry of in his or her home state.

An individual whose CNA license has been expired for less than 24 months is required to retake and pass the written and skills examinations renew his or her certification.

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Featured On-Campus CNA Schools



Fortis Institute can give you the skills you need to train for a career in the healthcare field. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information
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Charlotte
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Don't wait another day to take the next step forward in your career. Kaplan College can give you the real-world knowledge and skills you need to succeed in your chosen field.
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Columbia Savannah
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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.
Virginia College  continues the tradition ofgiving lives new direction, fulfilling our mission statement tostudents wherever they live and offering the chance to pursue adegree while maintaining commitments to work and family.
Local Campuses:
Columbia Charlotte Charleston
You can complete Southeastern Institute's training programs in as few as 8 months! Receive hands-on instruction from caring instructors with practical experience in the fields in which they teach. Southeastern's small class sizes and individualized attention can be just the help that you need to succeed.

Featured Online CNA Schools

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Allied Health Institute is a post-secondary vocational school offering a variety of Diploma and Associate Degree programs in the field of Allied Health. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
Allied Health Institute is a post-secondary vocational school offering a variety of Diploma and Associate Degree programs in the field of Allied Health. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.
Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.
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Other SC Schools with CNA Programs

100 Old Calhoun Falls Road
Abbeville, SC 29620
P.O. Box 12919 1222 South Irby Street
Florence, SC 29504
5639 Highway 701 North
Conway, SC 29526
7232 Broad River Road
Irmo, SC 29063
PO Box 696
Aiken, SC 29802
Wagener-Salley HS 272 Main Street South
Wagener, SC 29164
1843 Main Street South
Allendale, SC 29819
3581 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy
Fairfax, SC 29827
PO Box 392 188 South Pike East
Sumter, SC 29151
2139 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
2399 Main Street
Rock Hill, SC 29732
44 Groce Road
Lyman, SC 29365
4881 Whiskey Road
Aiken, SC 29803
702 Belton Hwy
Williamston, SC 29569
5214 Reynolds Road
Blackville, SC 29817
80 Low Country Drive
Ridgeland, SC 29936
10910 Wilson Blvd.
Blythewood, SC 29016
2200 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29201
115 I Hampton Place - Shopping Center
Greenwood, SC 29646
4 Blackstock Road, Suite A
Inman, SC 29349
8740 Charleston Hwy
Bowman, SC 29018
2611 Forest Drive, Suite 206
Columbia, SC 29204
506 N Guignard Dr.
Sumter, SC 29150
200 Zion Church Road
Pageland, SC 29728
649 Highway #9
Cheraw, SC 29520
401 North Page Street
Chesterfield, SC 29709
800 N. Adair Street
Clinton, SC 29325
1625 E. Hwy 55
Clover, SC 29710
150 Cougar Nation Drive
Walterboro, SC 29488
4700 Forest Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29206
1701 Westchester Drive
Columbia, SC 29202
6615-B Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29223
3300 4th Avenue
Conway, SC 29526
6052 Slab Landing Road
Cope, SC 29038
201 Zion Hill Road
Spartanburg, SC 29307
664 Joey Zorn Blvd.
Barnwell, SC 29812
1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd., Science Bldg. 028
Denmark, SC 29042
PO Box 327
Denmark, SC 29042
PO Box 1130 Highway 9 East
Dillon, SC 29536
100 Vocational Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
449 Old Trolley Road
Summerville, SC 29485
507 Schoolhouse Road
Dorchester, SC 29437
108 Scalybark Road
Greenville, SC 29617
3351 Sumter Hwy.
Manning, SC 29102
1451 US Highway 321 North
Winnsboro, SC 29180
126 East Howe Springs Rd.
Florence, SC 29505
278 West Cole Street
Lake City, SC 29560
2715 W. Lucas Street
Florence, SC 29502
275 E. Alexander Love Hwy
York, SC 29745
601 East River St.
Anderson, SC 29624
601 East Northside Drive
Greenwood, SC 29649
PO Box 1778 2500 Anthuan Maybank Dr.
Georgetown, SC 29440
Main Street
Gilbert, SC 29054
1120 E Butler Road
Greenville, SC 29607
1137 Red Bank Road
Goose Creek, SC 29445
620 South Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
100 Vocational Drive
Seneca, SC 29672
6015 Murray Drive
Hanahan, SC 29406
11 Palmetto Parkway, Suite 203
Hilton Head, SC 29926
400 C South Main Street
Mauldin, SC 29662
3560 Lynhaven Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
4768 Sunset Blvd., Suite 9
Lexington, SC 29072
743 Hemlock Ave.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, SC 29528
1201 B Creel Street
Conway, SC 29527
4003 South Fraser St.
Georgetown, SC 29440
3410 Church Street
Loris, SC 29569
1326 Miller Road
Greenville, SC 29607
615 Martin Luther King Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
625 Normandy Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
5058 Hwy. 76 West
Laurens, SC 29360
101 West Columbia Avenue
Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006
2421 Augusta Hwy.
Lexington, SC 29072
2615 Lower Richland Blvd.
Hopkins, SC 29061
951 Fayetteville Avenue
Bennettsville, SC 29512
264 E. Pine Ave. Hwy 151, P.O. Box 218
McBee, SC 29101
516 Mims Drive
McCormick, SC 29835
105 Medford Drive
Darlington, SC 29532
3300 B Kay St.
Columbia, SC 29210
1518 Meadors Farm Road
Florence, SC 29505
1084-A Broad Street
Sumter, SC 29150
316 South Beltline Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29205
2724 West Palmetto Street, Suite 5
Florence, SC 29501
3413 Main Street, P.O. Box 799
Newberry, SC 29108
NHC
PO Box 727
Clinton, SC 29325
NHC
301 Pinehaven St. Ext., PO Box 1259
Laurens, SC 29360
NHC
PO Box 1327, 1501 East Greenville
Anderson, SC 29622
9405 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrell Inlet, SC 29576
1305 Boiling Springs Road
Greer, SC 29650
2065 E Bobo Newsom Hwy
Hartsville, SC 29550
1201 Chesterfield Highway
Cheraw, SC 29520
3250 St. Matthews Road
Orangeburg, SC 29118
3720 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
2931 Spruill Avenue, Suite D
North Charleston, SC 29405
12 7West Main Street
Lake City, SC 29560
600 Lydia Drive
Pelion, SC 29123
PO Box 1467
Greenwood, SC 29648
620 N. Emerald Rd.
Greenwood, SC 29648
701 Batesburg Hwy.
Saluda, SC 29138
2204-F Second Loop Road
Florence, SC 29501
1610-N Church Street
Conway, SC 29526
PO Box 723
Marion, SC 29571
1151 Moore-Duncan Hwy PO Box 248
Moore, SC 29369
5531 Savannah Hwy.
Ravenel, SC 29470
4605 Belton Hwy
Anderson, SC 29621
4801 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229
2430 Atlas Road
Columbia, SC 29209
160 Ivory Keys Road
Saluda, SC 29138
1049 Anna Knapp Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
PO Box 431
Camden, SC 29020
800 Brisack Road
Spartanburg, SC 29303
1875 E. Main Hwy 290
Duncan, SC 29334
One Still Hope Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
17 Par Drive
Johnston, SC 29832
2612 McCrays Mill Road
Sumter, SC 29150
500 East First Street
Swansea, SC 29160
5620 Highway 11
Inman, SC 29349
921 Ribaut Road
Beaufort, SC 29901
160 Pinedale Drive
Darlington, SC 29532
PO Box 843
Georgetown, SC 29440
P.O. Box 587
Pendleton, SC 29670
7900 Highway 76 PO Box 587
Pendleton, SC 29670
1930 Hanahan Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
65 Columbus St
Charleston, SC 29403
226 WA Reel Drive
Edgefield, SC 29824
1165 Lakeside Drive
Union, SC 29379
2461 Sidneys Road
Walterboro, SC 29488
PO Box 629
York, SC 29745
601 MLK Jr. Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
452 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730

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