CNA Programs in Hawaii

Hawaii CNA Training

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When faced with the prospect of going to college or entering the workforce, it can be difficult to decide which decision will be right for the future. College is a large investment of time and money, and there's no guarantee that when an individual graduates, he or she will have acquired the type of skills that are currently desired in the market place.

Unfortunately, if a person enters the workforce without a focused type of education, it's unlikely that they'll find a job that will provide them with financial security in the long term. For some, Hawaii CNA classes may provide them with secure employment at a quicker pace than studying for four years at a traditional college.

Becoming a CNA in Hawaii

In order to become a CNA in Hawaii, an individual must complete a CNA training course. In a health care setting, doctors and nurses are responsible for examination, diagnosis, and deciding which treatment plans are right for each patient. During this process, the nursing assistant is focuses on gathering patient health history details, taking vital signs, explaining procedures to the patient and their family, and making sure that people are educated about preventative practices.

In Hawaii, CNAs work in both Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities and state-licensed or state-certified facilities. The requirements for certification in these different types of facilities are the same. In both cases, applicants must first complete a training course approved by the Director of the Department of Human Services. After training, one is eligible to take the nurse aide examination, which consists of either a written or oral section in addition to a skill demonstration component. Applicants must achieve at least a 70% in order to pass the examination and become certified.

Licensure by Reciprocity

It is possible for a CNA from another state to become certified in Hawaii by requesting reciprocity. The requirement to do so is having previously completed a comparable training course and examination in another state.

Renewing a CNA License

A CNA must renew his or her certification every 2 years. In order to do so, he or she must have performed nursing work for pay for at least one full day in the past two years in the type of facility the individual is licensed in. An additional requirement for those who are licensed in a Medicare or Medicaid care facility is the need to have an annual performance review and complete in-service training based on the review. In a state-certified or state-licensed facility, a CNA must pass a competency exam in order to become recertified.

Additional Resources:

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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Pacific Pinnacle

  • HI
    Programs: CNA

Healthcare School of Hawaii

  • 98-025 Hekaha St.
    Aiea, HI 96701
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross

  • 55 Ululani Street
    Hilo, HI 96720
    Programs: CNA

Hawaii Community College

  • 1175 Manono Street
    Hilo, HI 96720
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN

Hawaii Community College

  • 200 West Kawili Street
    Hilo, HI 96720
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN

Hawaii Institute of Healthcare & Training Services

All Island Case Management, Corporation

  • 1188 Bishop Street Suite 1508
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Programs: CNA

American Red Cross, Oahu

  • 4155 Diamond Head Road
    Honolulu, HI 96816
    Programs: CNA

Caregiver Training School

  • 1320 Kalani Street
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    Programs: CNA

Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc

  • 2130 North King Street
    Honolulu, HI 96819
    Programs: CNA

Kapiolani Community College

Korean Care Home Nurse Aide Training Program

  • 525 Kiapu Place
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    Programs: CNA

TLC Total Loving Care Health Service

  • 1088 Bishop Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813
    Programs: CNA

University of Hawaii Maui College

American Red Cross, West Hawaii Branch

  • 74-5615 Luhia Street
    Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
    Programs: CNA

Ohana Pacific

  • 45-181 Waikalua Road
    Kaneohe, HI 96744
    Programs: CNA

Ohana Pacific

  • Kauai, HI
    Programs: CNA

Hawaii Community College

Maui CPR & First Aid

  • 381 Huku Lii Place
    Kihei, HI 96753
    Programs: CNA

Kauai Community College

  • 3-1901 Kaumualii Highway
    Lihue, HI 96766
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN

Lou’s Quality Home Health Care Services, LLC

  • 95-212 Wailawa Street
    Mililani, HI 96789
    Programs: CNA

Leeward Community College

  • 96-045 Ala Ike
    Pearl City, HI 96782
    Programs: CNA

Pacific Nurse’s Aide Training Center, LLC

  • 803 Kamehameha Highway #411
    Pearl City, HI 96782
    Programs: CNA

CNA Training International

  • 319 North Cane Street
    Wahiawa, HI 96786
    Programs: CNA

Waianae Health Academy

  • 86-088 Farrington Hwy, Suite 202
    Waianae, HI 96792
    Programs: CNA

Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc

  • 33 Central Avenue
    Wailuku, HI 96793
    Programs: CNA

Hawaii Job Corps

  • 41-467 Hihimanu Street
    Waimanalo, HI 96795
    Programs: CNA

Case Management Professionals, Inc.

  • 94-229 Waipahu Depot St, Suite 402
    Waipahu, HI 96797
    Programs: CNA

Comprehensive Health Care Systems

  • 94-910 Moloalo St.
    Waipahu, HI 96797
    Programs: CNA

Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc

  • 94-210 Pupukahi St
    Waipahu, HI 96797
    Programs: CNA

Quality Case Management, Incorporated

  • 94-366 Pupupani Street # 209
    Waipahu, HI 96797
    Programs: CNA