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Portland, Tennessee CNA Programs

Portland CNA Training - TN

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You can receive your certification in as little as 3 to 8 weeks.
Portland CNA classes - online & campus-based programs are available.

How to Become a CNA in Portland, Tennessee

Since Nurse Aides are needed throughout the Nation, you will be able to secure employment opportunities in any state you become certified. In Tennessee, medical field job security is higher than most careers. You can earn your CNA license after completing a training program. CNA course requirements vary by state according to state regulations. However, many CNA programs can be completed in 8 to 12 weeks. Plus, CNA courses are considerably cheaper than attending LPN school and are an excellent way to get started in a healthcare career.

PCT / CNA / CMA - What's the Difference?

This depends on where you live. Some PCT courses include EKG phlebotomy training. Some Patient Care Technician programs also include HHA (Home Health Aid) certification. However, in some work environments the titles CNA and PCT are used interchangably. Some hospitals in Tennessee may be hiring Nurse Care Techs (NCT), a position which you can apply for with your CNA license.

CMA can stand for Certified Medication Aide or Certified Medical Assistant, both which perform separate but overlapping duties in the workplace.

How Much Does CNA Training Cost in Portland?

Nursing assistant courses at vocational colleges and allied health schools usually range between $400 and $1200. When choosing a CNA school, learn about all the associated costs required at each institution. Some schools list their program cost as all expenses included. However other schools may also require you to purchase additional materials (such as books, scrubs and materials for your clinicals) which have separate fees from the tuition costs.

CNA Refresher Courses around Portland usually cost around $100-$200.

Need Tuition Assistance?

While many schools do not offer financial aid for students enrolled in their CNA course, some training programs may offer assistance to help with the cost of the course or certification. Also, some CNA employers will even pay for your Nurse Assistant training or reimburse you after you successfully complete your CNA training.

Some employers in Portland will cover a percentage of your CNA tuition; others will pay tuition costs up to a specific dollar amount. Often, new CNAs are required to work a particular number of months at the employer that covered their school bills. Or you may just need to reimburse them for any of the tuition costs they paid on your behalf.

When Can I Start CNA Training in Portland?

Many schools that offer CNA training have new sessions beginning every 6 to 8 weeks. In many areas in Tennessee, you can find CNA training starting in May 2015, June 2015, July 2015, or August 2015 available for registration now. Unlike nursing programs in Tennessee, you can usually find a school starting a new session of their CNA course fairly quickly. However, some schools offer CNA classes in semester format. At these schools, you may need to wait up 3 or 4 months to start your course.

Becoming a Nurse Aide in Portland a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Tennessee CNA Salary info.

Portland, TN CNA Programs

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The Bridge At Highland
215 Highland Circle
Portland, Tennessee 37148
Westmoreland Care And Rehabilitation Center
1559 New Highway 52
Westmoreland, Tennessee 37186
NHC Healthcare
370 Old Shackle Island Road
Hendersonville, Tennessee 37075
Tennessee Technical Center
716 Mcmurry Blvd E
Hartsville, Tennessee 37074
Saint Thomas Hospital
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37202
Wilson County Career Technical Center
418 Harding Drive
Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
Quality Care Health Center
932 Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, Tennessee 37087
Mt. Juliet Health Care Center
2650 N Mt Juliet Rd
Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122
Mt. Juliet High School
1800 Curd Road
Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122
Mckendree Village,inc
4347 Lebonan Road
Hermitage, Tennessee 37076
Mcgavock High School
3150 Mcgavock Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Sash Nursing Assistant Training Program
604 Gallatin Ave., Suite 107
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
New Hope Foundation, Inc.
629 Woodlawn Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37206
Bordeaux Long Term Care
1414 County Hospital Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37218
American Red Cross
2201 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203
Friendship Hospice
333 Plus Park Blvd # 140
Nashville, Tennessee 37217
Nats, Inc
176 Thompson Lane Suite 100
Nashville, Tennessee 37217
Tennessee Technical Center
921 8th Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
Tennessee Technical Center
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37209
Glencliff High School
160 Antioch Pike
Nashville, Tennessee 37211