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Utah CNA Classes

Utah CNA Training

Currently, many businesses are struggling due to the sluggish economy, and that means that they're less willing to train people to attain certain positions. Anyone who is ready to start working toward a secure career but isn't sure where to start might want to think about taking Utah CNA classes.

Utah CNA classes are special training courses designed to prepare individuals for the career of certified nursing assistant. Although nurses and doctors are responsible for the major decisions revolving around patient diagnosis and treatment, they often depend on a core staff of medical assistants to help them carry out these tasks efficiently. Certified nursing assistants are responsible for recording patient histories, taking vital signs, preparing patients for treatment, and educating patients about how best to prevent injury and illness.

Becoming a CNA

In Utah, CNAs are required by law to have a valid Utah CNA certificate if he or she wants to work as a nursing assistant. However, he or she may work in a licensed nursing facility for 4 months as an uncertified nursing assistant. At this point, he or she must obtain certification or else become ineligible to work as a nursing assistant.

An individual must take the CNA evaluation within one year of passing an approved CNA training course. If he or she does not pass the examination in that time period, he or she must retake an approved CNA training course (80+ hours).

Renewing a CNA Licensce

CNA certificates must be renewed every two years. If a CNA does not pass the exam within one year of the expiration date on his or her certificate, he or she must retake an approved CNA training course. CNAs must prove that they have worked 200 compensated hours of nursing or nursing related duties under the supervision of a nurse in order to renew their certificates.

The Utah CNA examination consists of both a written and skills evaluation. The written portion consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. A passing grade on this portion is 75% or higher. During the skills portion of the test, the prospective CNAs are asked to perform a set of Vital Signs and Hand Washing, and perform 5 skills selected from the Skills Task Listing found in the Utah CNA handbook. Test-takers are given 20-40 minutes to complete the required skills.

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other UT Schools with CNA Programs

Ogden-Weber ATC
200 North Washington Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84404
Orchard CNA of Northern Utah
766 S 400 E
Orem, Utah 84058
Provo College
1450 West 820 North
Provo, Utah 84601
Red Cliffs CNA
384 N. Main St. #1
Nephi, Utah 84648
Ridgeview CNA
919 South Main
St. George, Utah 84770
Rocky Mountain CNA
321 E State Street Suite #10
American Fork, Utah 84003
Roy High School
2250 W 4800 S
Roy, Utah 84067
Salt Lake City School District Career & Technical Center
1560 S. 200 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
Salt Lake Community College
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, Utah 84123
Snow College South
800 W 200 S
Richfield, Utah 84701
Stevens-Henager College
755 South Main Street
Logan, Utah 84321
Stevens-Henager College
383 West Vine Street
Murray, Utah 84123
Stevens-Henager College
1890 South 1350 West
Ogden, Utah 84401
Stevens-Henager College
1476 S. Sandhill Rd.
Orem, Utah 84057
SWATC
510 W 800 S
Cedar City, Utah 84720
Tooele ATC
66 W Vine Street
Tooele, Utah 84074
Tooele School District
211 S Tooele Blvd
Tooele, Utah 84074
Trinity Mission Health
1053 W 1020 S
Provo, Utah 84601
Uintah Basin Applied Technology College
1100 East Lagoon Street
Roosevelt, Utah 84066
Viewmont High School
120 W 1000 N
Bountiful, Utah 84010
Weber High School
430 Weber High Drive
Pleasant View, Utah 84414

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Utah CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

Utah State Board of Nursing
Heber M. Wells Bldg., 4th Floor
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628
Fax: (801) 530-6511

Utah Nurses Association