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South Carolina CNA Classes

South Carolina CNA Training

Currently, thousands of people are out of work and finding it difficult to get interviews for positions that are appropriate for their knowledge and expertise. Anyone who's interesting in starting over and finding a new career that will allow them to help people live healthier lives should consider South Carolina CNA classes.

Designed to prepare students for the fast-paced career of a certified nursing assistant, these classes train students to work in the highly rewarding field of healthcare. Although every industry from clothing to car manufacturing is experiencing a downturn thanks to the sluggish economy, the health care industry is continuing to grow.

Experts at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict that the demand for qualified nursing assistants will increase by over 18 percent in the next decade. This means that thousands of new positions will be available for certified nursing assistants.

The South Carolina CNA Exam

In South Carolina, an individual wishing to become a CNA must pass both the written and skills examinations within two years of completing his or her CNA training from an approved 100-hour state-approved CNA course (including 40 hours of clinical training). If the individual does not pass the evaluations after 3 attempts, he or she will have to retake an approved 100-hour CNA training course before being eligible to retest.

The written exam consists of 70 multiple choice questions. Testers also have the option to receive an oral exam in place of a written exam. This oral exam is made up of 60 multiple choice questions and 10 multiple-choice reading comprehension questions that are played on a cassette tape. During the skills examination, each applicant will be asked to perform 5 randomly selected skills. His or her performance is graded by a Nurse Aide Evaluator. All five skills must be performed correctly in order to pass the skills evaluation.

Military Eligibility

If an individual is an LPN, RN, or in the military, he or she must contact the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to determine their eligibility to test. If an individual wishing to work as a CNA is from out of state but has completed a 100-hour state-approved CNA program that includes clinical hours within the past 24 months, he or she must submit an Application for Registration by Examination along with a copy of his or her diploma/certification verifying completion of CNA training.

The diploma or certificate must include the number of classroom and clinical hours that were required by the course. The individual must be considered to be in good standing by the CNA registry of in his or her home state.

An individual whose CNA license has been expired for less than 24 months is required to retake and pass the written and skills examinations renew his or her certification.

Additional Resources:

On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other SC Schools with CNA Programs

Tri-County Technical College
P.O. Box 587
Pendleton, South Carolina 29670
Tri-County Technical College - BJ Skelton
7900 Highway 76 PO Box 587
Pendleton, South Carolina 29670
Trident One Stop Career Center-CNA
1930 Hanahan Road
North Charleston, South Carolina 29406
Trident Technical College
65 Columbus St
Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Trinity Mission Health & Rehab of Edgefield
226 WA Reel Drive
Edgefield, South Carolina 29824
Union County Career & Technology Center
1165 Lakeside Drive
Union, South Carolina 29379
Veterans Victory House Nursing Home of Walterboro
2461 Sidneys Road
Walterboro, South Carolina 29488
White Oak Manor
PO Box 629
York, South Carolina 29745
Williamsburg Technical College
601 MLK Jr. Avenue
Kingstree, South Carolina 29556
York Technical College
452 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730

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South Carolina CNA Resources on NurseGroups.com

South Carolina State Board of Nursing
110 Centerview Drive
Suite 202
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4550
Fax: (803) 896-4525

South Carolina Nurses Association