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Alaska CNA Classes

Alaska CNA Training

Presently, people have access to better food, water, health care, and medicine than ever before in human history. Although the health care system is far from perfect, it allows people to live much longer and healthier lives. As a result, senior citizens are living longer before, and challenging the health care industry to devise new ways of dealing with the health care needs of advanced age.

Hospitals are in desperate need of doctors and nurses that can handle the increased demand, and in turn, these medical professionals look to the certified nursing assistant graduates of Alaska CNA Classes to help them provide care to as many people as possible.

Individuals who have never thought about the prospect of becoming a certified nursing assistant before should know that it is a diverse and challenging field that will allow them to work closely with medical professionals and members of the community that need their help.

Anyone who has always wanted to dedicate his or her life to helping people achieve a fuller, healthier life might want to consider starting to train for this career. It's also important to note that an individual does not need to have any formal medical training to enroll in Alaska CNA Classes.

Becoming a CNA in Alaska

In order to become a CNA in Alaska, an individual must pass the Alaska certified nurse aide state examination. To take this test, a prospective CNA must:

  • Have completed a certified nurse aide training program within the past two years.
  • Possess a nursing license (active or lapsed) from another US state or from a Canadian province.
  • Have completed a year or more of clinical and classroom nursing education from an approved US or Canadian nursing school within the past two years.
  • Have completed a US corpsman or medic training program and have served in the US military as a corpsman within the past five years.
  • Have completed a nursing program in a foreign country (other than Canada) and can prove they received a passing grade of an accepted English language proficiency exam.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other AK Schools with CNA Programs

Alaska Job Corps
800 E. Lynn Martin Drive
Palmer, Alaska 99645
Alaska Technical Center
843 4th Street
Kotzebue, Alaska 99752
Alaska Vocational Technical Center
1251 Muldoon Rd. #113
Anchorage, Alaska 99504
Anchorage School District
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, Alaska 99504
Caregiver Training Academy
203 W 15th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Fairbanks School District
520 5th Avenue
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Heritage Place
232 Rockwell Avenue
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Kenai Peninsula College
156 College Rd.
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Kenai Peninsula College
533 E. Pioneer Ave.
Homer, Alaska 99603
Kodiak College
117 Benny Benson Drive
Kodiak, Alaska 99615
Mat-Su Career & Tech High School
2472 N Seward Meridian Pkwy
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Petersburg Medical Center
103 Fram Street
Petersburg, Alaska 99833
Prince William Sound Community College
303 Lowe Street
Valdez, Alaska 99686
Prince William Sound Community College
P.O. Box 1248
Cordova, Alaska 99574
Providence Alaska Medical Center
3200 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Providence Extended Care Center
4900 Eagle Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
University of Alaska Fairbanks
201 Akiak Drive
Bethel, Alaska 99559
University of Alaska Fairbanks Community & Technical College
604 Barnette Street
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
University of Alaska Southeast
1332 Seward Avenue
Sitka, Alaska 99835
University of Alaska Southeast
2600 Seventh Avenue
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Highway
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Wrangell Medical Center
310 Bennett Street
Wrangell, Alaska 99929

Alaska CNA Resources on

Alaska Board of Nursing
550 West Seventh Avenue Suite 1500
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3567
Phone: (907) 269-8161
Fax: (907) 269-8196

Alaska Nurses Association