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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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Other SC Schools with CNA Programs

Abbeville Career Center (HST)
100 Old Calhoun Falls Road
Abbeville, South Carolina 29620
Absolute Medical Training
P.O. Box 12919 1222 South Irby Street
Florence, South Carolina 29504
Academy for Technology & Academics
5639 Highway 701 North
Conway, South Carolina 29526
Agape Health Services (NATP)
7232 Broad River Road
Irmo, South Carolina 29063
Aiken Technical College
Wagener-Salley HS 272 Main Street South
Wagener, South Carolina 29164
Aiken Technical College
PO Box 696
Aiken, South Carolina 29802
Allendale County Helping Hands - CNA
1843 Main Street South
Allendale, South Carolina 29819
Allendale-Fairfax High School
3581 Allendale-Fairfax Hwy
Fairfax, South Carolina 29827
Allheart Allied Health Education Center N.A.T.P.
PO Box 392 188 South Pike East
Sumter, South Carolina 29151
Allheart Allied Health Education Center N.A.T.P. Columbia site
2139 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Allied Technology Center-Rock Hill
2399 Main Street
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29732
Alpha Training Academy
44 Groce Road
Lyman, South Carolina 29365
Aman Institute, Inc.
4881 Whiskey Road
Aiken, South Carolina 29803
Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center
702 Belton Hwy
Williamston, South Carolina 29569
Barnwell County Career Center, Health Occupations
5214 Reynolds Road
Blackville, South Carolina 29817
Beaufort/Jasper ACE-HST Program
80 Low Country Drive
Ridgeland, South Carolina 29936
Blythewood High School
10910 Wilson Blvd.
Blythewood, South Carolina 29016
C M Tucker Nursing Care Center
2200 Harden Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Care A Lot
115 I Hampton Place - Shopping Center
Greenwood, South Carolina 29646
Caring Hands
4 Blackstock Road, Suite A
Inman, South Carolina 29349
Carolina Nurse Aide School
8740 Charleston Hwy
Bowman, South Carolina 29018
Carolina Nursing Assistant Program Academy (C.N.A.P.A.)
2611 Forest Drive, Suite 206
Columbia, South Carolina 29204
Central Carolina Technical College
506 N Guignard Dr.
Sumter, South Carolina 29150
Central High School
200 Zion Church Road
Pageland, South Carolina 29728
Cheraw High School
649 Highway #9
Cheraw, South Carolina 29520
Chesterfield High School
401 North Page Street
Chesterfield, South Carolina 29709
Clinton High School
800 N. Adair Street
Clinton, South Carolina 29325
Clover High School (HST)
1625 E. Hwy 55
Clover, South Carolina 29710
Colleton County High School
150 Cougar Nation Drive
Walterboro, South Carolina 29488
Columbia Health Care
4700 Forest Drive, Suite 202
Columbia, South Carolina 29206

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South Carolina CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

South Carolina State Board of Nursing
110 Centerview Drive
Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4550
Fax: (803) 896-4525

South Carolina Nurses Association