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Tennessee CNA Classes

Tennessee CNA Training

It's no secret that the economy has been going through a slump, and many businesses that were actively seeking applicants a few years ago have been forced to put a hold on any new hires, and may even be downsizing to a smaller staff. It might seem like there is no hope for finding an exciting new career in these tough times, but it's important to realize opportunities are still out there.

Tennessee CNA classes have helped thousands of people embark on exciting new careers in the health care industry. For anyone who has always been interested in helping people live healthier lives, CNA classes could be great option.

Tennessee CNA training courses are designed to provide students with all the education and skills you need to become a certified nursing assistant. Although doctors and nurses are responsible for performing examinations, diagnosing patients, and prescribing treatment plans, it is the medical assistants that help them carry out these tasks in the most efficient manner possible. With a growing number of elderly patients needed long term care services, hospitals are scrambling to find qualified applicants that can support these medical professionals.

To become a CNA in Tennessee, an individual must complete a state-approved nurse aide training program and pass the state CNA evaluation within 24 months of completing the training course.

If a student is currently enrolled in an LPN or RN program, he or she may is eligible to take the state CNA examination if he or she submits documentation proving that they have completed the basic nursing fundamentals and skills that are covered in the CNA training program.

Licensure by Reciprocity

An individual who is currently listed as "active" and is considered to be in good standing on another state's CNA registry apply for reciprocity. If an individual is a medic trained in the military, he or she may challenge the test by submitting a copy of his or her DD-214.

CNA certification is valid for 2 years and then must be renewed by the individual submitting proof that he or she has worked at least 8 paid hours as a CNA in the past 24 months. If an individual's certification has been expired for over 2 years, he or she must retrain and retest in order to regain "active" status in the registry and be eligible to work as a CNA.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other TN Schools with CNA Programs

Fairpark Health Care Center
307 North Fifth Street
Maryville, Tennessee 37801
Forest Cove Manor
45 Forest Cove
Jackson, Tennessee 38301
Franklin Transitional Center/Johnson City Medical Center
1106 West Market Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604
Friendship Hospice
333 Plus Park Blvd # 140
Nashville, Tennessee 37217
Fulton High School
2509 Broadway Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Giles County High School
200 Sheila Frost Drive
Pulaski, Tennessee 38478
Glencliff High School
160 Antioch Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37211
Goodwill Industries
5307 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
Goodwill Industries
2812 West Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, Tennessee 37814
Greystone Healthcare Center
181 Dunlap Road
Blountville, Tennessee 37617
Happy Valley High School
121 Warpath Lane
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Harbert Hills Academy Nursing Home
3575 Lonesome Pine Road
Savannah, Tennessee 38372
Harbor View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1513 North Second Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38107
Hardin County High School
1170 Pickwick Street
Savannah, Tennessee 38372
Hardin County Nursing Home
935 Wayne Road
Savannah, Tennessee 38372
Haywood High School
1175 East College
Brownsville, Tennessee 38012
Health Care Center At The Standifer Place
2626 Walker Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
Health Careers Training Center
5708 Uptain Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37411
Heritage Center Nursing Care
1026 Mcfarland Street
Morristown, Tennessee 37814
Heritage High School
3741 East Lamar Alexander Park
Maryville, Tennessee 37804
Hillwood High School
400 Davidson Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37205
Hixson High School
5705 Middle Valley Road
Hixson, Tennessee 37343
Holston Manor
3641 Memorial Blvd
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664
Hooks Job Corps Center
1555 Mcalister Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38116
Ivy Hall Nursing Home, Inc.
301 S. Watauga Avenue
Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643
Jackson Central-Merry High School
332 Lane Avenue
Jackson, Tennessee 38301
Jefferson County Nursing Home
914 Industrial Park Blvd
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725
Jellico High School
141 High School Lane
Jellico, Tennessee 37762
Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Inc
1420 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, Tennessee 37745
Laurel Manor Health Care Facility
902 Buchanon Road
New Tazewell, Tennessee 37825


Tennessee CNA Resources on

Tennessee State Board of Nursing
425 Fifth Avenue North
1st Floor - Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN 37247
Phone: (615) 532-5166
Fax: (615) 741-7899

Tennessee Nurses Association