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CNA Programs in Georgia

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It's no secret that the country is suffering through some difficult economic times right now. For many people, it can be hard to find a job, especially for people who lack specific training and experience that will make them competitive in today's crowded job market. For individuals who have always wanted a career that would challenge them and give them the opportunity to help people create better lives for themselves, it might be time to think about attended CNA Classes in Georgia.

For those who are unfamiliar with the type of career for which Georgia CNA classes will prepare them, it might be a good idea to learn more about the responsibilities of a certified nursing assistant. In most cases, it is the job of the certified nursing assistant to provide support for doctors and nurses in a health care setting.

In hospitals and public clinics, the nurse's assistant might be responsible for taking patients' vital signs, explaining treatment procedures, and educating patients about preventative care techniques. In nursing homes and mental health facilities, CNAs might be responsible for maintaining patient schedules and checking on treatment progress.

Becoming a CNA in Georgia

In Georgia, CNAs are certified through the Georgia Medical Care Foundation (GMFC). In order to begin the process of becoming a CNA, one must first complete a state-recognized Nurse Aide/Assistant Training Program (NATP) with a classroom, lab, and clinical component. After the training program is completed, the student can become licensed through a competency exam.

Renewing a CNA License

In order to remain a CNA, one must renew his or her certification every 2 years. The individual qualifies to do so under the circumstances that he or she has performed at least 8 hours of nursing work for pay within the 2 year period. If the license is allowed to expire 3 or more years from the date of the last certification, the individual must retrain and retest before becoming licensed again.

Licensure by Reciprocity

A CNA registered in another state can apply for reciprocity in Georgia under the following conditions:

  • The individual is active on another state's registry.
  • The individual has no recorded or pending convictions of neglect, abuse, or misappropriation of property.
  • The individual has a valid social security card with a name matching that which is active on another state's registry.
  • The individual has performed nursing duties for pay at least 8 hours in the past 2 years.

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Georgia CNA Certification

Georgia CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Georgia, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Georgia CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Georgia Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Georgia CNA Certification

In Georgia, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Georgia CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Georgia, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Georgia CNA Licensing Resources

Cook High School

  • 9900 Highway 76
    Adel, GA 31620
    Programs: CNA

Albany Technical College

Go With A Nurses Assistant (GWANA)

  • P.O. Box 50121
    Albany, GA 31707
    Programs: CNA

Jackson Career Center

  • 1707 E. Oglethorpe Blvd
    Albany, GA 31705
    Programs: CNA

Turner Job Corps Center

  • 2000 Schilling Avenue
    Albany, GA 31705
    Programs: CNA

Bacon County High School

  • 901 North Pierce Street
    Alma, GA 31510
    Programs: CNA

Okefenokee Technical College

  • 101 West 17th Street
    Alma, GA 31510
    Programs: CNA, LPN

Magnolia Manor Nursing Center

  • 2001 South Lee Street
    Americus, GA 31709
    Programs: CNA

Lake Crossing Health Center

  • 6698 Washington Rd
    Appling, GA 30802
    Programs: CNA

Heritage Healthcare of Ashburn

  • P.O. Box 629
    Ashburn, GA 31714
    Programs: CNA

Moultrie Technical College

  • 222 Rock House Road
    Ashburn, GA 31714
    Programs: CNA

Alpha Nursing Training Institute – Athens

  • 230 Briarcliff Road
    Athens, GA 30606
    Programs: CNA

Athens Technical College

Heritage Healthcare of Athens

  • 139 Alps Road
    Athens, GA 30606
    Programs: CNA

Heritage Healthcare of Grandview

  • 165 Winston Drive
    Athens, GA 30607
    Programs: CNA

Alpha Nursing Training Institute – Atlanta

  • 777 Cleveland Avenue SW, Suite 301
    Atlanta, GA 30315
    Programs: CNA

Atlanta Job Corps Center

  • 239 West Lake Avenue Northwest
    Atlanta, GA 30314
    Programs: CNA

Atlanta Technical College

Atlanta Technical College – Tech High School

  • 1043 Memorial Drive SE
    Atlanta, GA 30316
    Programs: CNA

Covenant CNA School

  • 1 Baltimore Place
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    Programs: CNA

Cross Keys High School

  • 1626 North Druid Hills Rd NE
    Atlanta, GA 30087
    Programs: CNA

Heritage Healthcare of West Atlanta

  • 2645 Whiting Street NW
    Atlanta, GA 30318
    Programs: CNA

Malik College

  • 5115 New Peachtree Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    Programs: CNA

Murray Career Institute

  • 233 Mitchell Street
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Programs: CNA

Sadie G. Mays Health & Rehabilitation Center

  • 1821 Anderson Avenue NW
    Atlanta, GA 30314
    Programs: CNA

Wamita Allied Health Trainng Center, LLC

  • 5650 Fulton Industrial Blvd
    Atlanta, GA 30336
    Programs: CNA

Wellstar Nursing Assistant & Allied Health Program

  • 325 Fulton Industrial Circle
    Atlanta, GA 30336
    Programs: CNA

A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet

  • 1324 Laney-Walker Blvd
    Augusta, GA 30901
    Programs: CNA

Augusta Technical College

B.E.D.S. Beneficial Educational Developmental System

  • 3218 Hillsview Drive
    Augusta, GA 30909
    Programs: CNA

Tender Care Training School

  • 1140 Druid Park Avenue
    Augusta, GA 30904
    Programs: CNA

Training For Life Academy

Chattahoochee Technical College

Unihealth Post Acute Care Austell

  • 1700 Mulkey Road
    Austell, GA 30106
    Programs: CNA

Bainbridge College

The Oaks of Scenic View

  • 205 Peach Orchard Rd
    Baldwin, GA 30511
    Programs: CNA

Heritage Inn of Barnesville

  • 946 Veterans Parkway
    Barnesville, GA 30204
    Programs: CNA

Okefenokee Technical College

Pierce County High School

  • 4850 County Farm Road
    Blackshear, GA 31516
    Programs: CNA

North Georgia Technical College

Union County Nursing Home

  • 164 Nursing Home Circle
    Blairsville, GA 30512
    Programs: CNA

Fannin County High School

  • 300 Rebel Circle
    Blue Ridge, GA 30513
    Programs: CNA

Heritage Healthcare of Blue Ridge

  • 99 Ouida Street
    Blue Ridge, GA 30513
    Programs: CNA

ADL Training & Testing

  • 2919 Altama Avenue
    Brunswick, GA 31520
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 207 Rose Drive
    Brunswick, GA 31520
    Programs: CNA

Brunswick Job Corps Center

  • 4401 Glynco Parkway
    Brunswick, GA 31525
    Programs: CNA

Golden Isles Career Academy

  • 4404 Glynco Parkway
    Brunswick, GA 31520
    Programs: CNA

Sears Manor

  • 3311 Lee Street
    Brunswick, GA 31520
    Programs: CNA

Countryside Health Center

  • 233 Carrollton Street
    Buchanan, GA 30113
    Programs: CNA
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