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CNA Classes in Alaska

CNA Classes in Alaska

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.

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Alaska CNA Certification

Alaska CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Alaska, 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 Alaska 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 Alaska Nurse Aid Registry.

Required Hours for Alaska CNA Certification

In Alaska, 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.

Alaska CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Alaska, 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.

Alaska CNA Licensing Resources

22 CNA Schools in Alaska

Alaska Vocational Technical Center

  • 1251 Muldoon Rd. #113 Anchorage, AK 99504
    Programs: CNA, LPN
    (907) 334-2230

Anchorage School District

  • 5530 E Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage, AK 99504
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 742-4000

Caregiver Training Academy

  • 203 W 15th Ave Anchorage, AK 99501
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 258-0535

Providence Alaska Medical Center

  • 3200 Providence Drive Anchorage, AK 99508
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 562-2211

Providence Extended Care Center

  • 4900 Eagle Street Anchorage, AK 99503
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 562-2281

University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • 201 Akiak Drive Bethel, AK 99559
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 543-4500

Prince William Sound Community College

  • P.O. Box 1248 Cordova, AK 99574
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 424-7598

Fairbanks School District

  • 520 5th Avenue Fairbanks, AK 99701
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 452-2000

Kenai Peninsula College

  • 533 E. Pioneer Ave. Homer, AK 99603
    Programs: CNA
    1(907)235-7743

University of Alaska Southeast

  • 11120 Glacier Highway Juneau, AK 99801
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 796-6000

University of Alaska Southeast

  • 2600 Seventh Avenue Ketchikan, AK 99901
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 225-6177

Kodiak College

  • 117 Benny Benson Drive Kodiak, AK 99615
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 486-4161

Alaska Technical Center

  • 843 4th Street Kotzebue, AK 99752
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 442-3733

Alaska Job Corps

  • 800 E. Lynn Martin Drive Palmer, AK 99645
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 861-8800

Petersburg Medical Center

  • 103 Fram Street Petersburg, AK 99833
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 772-4299

University of Alaska Southeast

  • 1332 Seward Avenue Sitka, AK 99835
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 747-7700

Heritage Place

  • 232 Rockwell Avenue Soldotna, AK 99669
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 262-2545

Kenai Peninsula College

  • 156 College Rd. Soldotna, AK 99669
    Programs: CNA
    1(907)262-0330

Prince William Sound Community College

  • 303 Lowe Street Valdez, AK 99686
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 834-1600

Mat-Su Career & Tech High School

  • 2472 N Seward Meridian Pkwy Wasilla, AK 99654
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 352-0480

Wrangell Medical Center

  • 310 Bennett Street Wrangell, AK 99929
    Programs: CNA
    (907) 874-7000