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CNA Classes in Hawaii

CNA Classes in Hawaii

Hawaii CNA Training

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.

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Hawaii CNA Resources

Hawaii CNA Certification

Hawaii CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Hawaii, 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 state and federal law, the typical Hawaii CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks. You must accumulate 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 Hawaii Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Hawaii CNA Certification

In Hawaii, 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.

Hawaii CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Hawaii, 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.

Hawaii CNA Licensing Resources

38 CNA Schools in Hawaii

AIM Health Care Institute

  • HI
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 778-3832

ID Healthcare & Career Path Institute

  • HI
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 398-6710

Pacific Pinnacle

  • HI
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 847-3366

West Kauai Nurse Aide Training

  • HI
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 652-2975

CNA Training International

  • Aiea, HI
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 488-1400

Healthcare School of Hawaii

  • 98-025 Hekaha St. Aiea, HI 96701
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 488-9449

American Red Cross

  • 55 Ululani Street Hilo, HI 96720
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 935-8305

Hawaii Community College

  • 1175 Manono Street Hilo, HI 96720
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (808) 974-7531

Hawaii Community College

  • 200 West Kawili Street Hilo, HI 96720
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (808) 974-7611

Hawaii Institute of Healthcare & Training Services

  • 120 Keawe Street #203 Hilo, HI 96749
    Programs: CNA, Phlebotomy
    (808) 933-1295

All Island Case Management, Corporation

  • 1188 Bishop Street Suite 1508 Honolulu, HI 96813
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 536-7100

American Red Cross, Oahu

  • 4155 Diamond Head Road Honolulu, HI 96816
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 739-8131

Caregiver Training School

  • 1320 Kalani Street Honolulu, HI 96817
    Programs: CNA
    808-848-9988

Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc

  • 2130 North King Street Honolulu, HI 96819
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 843-2211

Kapiolani Community College

Korean Care Home Nurse Aide Training Program

  • 525 Kiapu Place Honolulu, HI 96817
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 341-5500

TLC Total Loving Care Health Service

  • 1088 Bishop Street Honolulu, HI 96813
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 521-5211

University of Hawaii Maui College

  • 310 Ka'ahumanu Ave Kahului, HI 96732
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (808) 984-3500

American Red Cross, West Hawaii Branch

  • 74-5615 Luhia Street Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 326-9488

Ohana Pacific

  • 45-181 Waikalua Road Kaneohe, HI 96744
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 247-0003

Ohana Pacific

  • Kauai, HI
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 791-4488

Hawaii Community College

Maui CPR & First Aid

  • 381 Huku Lii Place Kihei, HI 96753
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 442-3069

University of Hawaii Maui College

  • Lanai, HI
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 984-3250

Kauai Community College

  • 3-1901 Kaumualii Highway Lihue, HI 96766
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (808) 245-8311

Lou’s Quality Home Health Care Services, LLC

  • 95-212 Wailawa Street Mililani, HI 96789
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 754-3934

Community Healthcare Precision Services

  • Oahu, HI
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 753-2808

Leeward Community College

  • 96-045 Ala Ike Pearl City, HI 96782
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 455-0011

Pacific Nurse’s Aide Training Center, LLC

  • 803 Kamehameha Highway #411 Pearl City, HI 96782
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 778-3832

CNA Training International

  • 319 North Cane Street Wahiawa, HI 96786
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 282-6469

Waianae Health Academy

  • 86-088 Farrington Hwy, Suite 202 Waianae, HI 96792
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 696-3155

Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc

  • 33 Central Avenue Wailuku, HI 96793
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 249-0207

Hawaii Job Corps

  • 41-467 Hihimanu Street Waimanalo, HI 96795
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 259-6001

Case Management Professionals, Inc.

  • 94-229 Waipahu Depot St, Suite 402 Waipahu, HI 96797
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 676-1192

Comprehensive Health Care Systems

  • 94-910 Moloalo St. Waipahu, HI 96797
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 678-6999

Healthcare Training & Career Consultants, Inc

  • 94-210 Pupukahi St Waipahu, HI 96797
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 676-4933

Quality Case Management, Incorporated

  • 94-366 Pupupani Street # 209 Waipahu, HI 96797
    Programs: CNA
    (808) 842-7634