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Centralia, Washington CNA Programs

Centralia CNA Training - WA

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

How to Become a CNA in Centralia, Washington

Since Nurse Aides are needed throughout the Nation, you will be able to secure employment opportunities in any state you become certified. In Washington, 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 Washington 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 Centralia?

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 Centralia 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 Centralia 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 Centralia?

Many schools that offer CNA training have new sessions beginning every 6 to 8 weeks. In many areas in Washington, you can find CNA training starting in May 2015, June 2015, July 2015, or August 2015 available for registration now. Unlike nursing programs in Washington, 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 Centralia a great way to quickly gain experience in the medical field. Check out Washington CNA Salary info.

Centralia, WA CNA Programs

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Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia, Washington 98531
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, Washington 98512
New Market Vocational Skills Center
7299 New Market Street
Olympia, Washington 98501
Simmons And Holliday
2103 Harrison Ave
Olympia, Washington 98502
Nisqually Valley Care Center
9414 357th St S
Mckenna, Washington 98558
Nac Training Program
Po Box 1384
Mccleary, Washington 98557
Shelton Health And Rehab Center
153 Johns Court
Shelton, Washington 98584
Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation Center
2430 N - 13th Street
Shelton, Washington 98584
Western State Hospital
9610 Steilacoom Boulevard Sw18-214
Lakewood, Washington 98498
NW Career And Technical High School
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499
Priority Instructional Center
11013 Bridgeport Way
Lakewood, Washington 98499
Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499
College of Medical Training
9100 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, Washington 98499
Montesano Health & Rehabilitation Center
800 N. Medcalf
Montesano, Washington 98563
Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
Longview, Washington 98632
Care Careers Academy
872 15th Ave
Longview, Washington 98632
CNA School of Longview/Health Education Center
5612 Ocean Beach Hwy, Suite 110
Longview, Washington 98632
Frontier Rehabilitation
1500 3rd Avenue
Longview, Washington 98632
Kelso School District
1405 Deleware St - Sjmc
Longview, Washington 98632
Pierce County Skills Center
16117 Canyon Road East
Puyallup, Washington 98375