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CNA Classes in Nebraska

CNA Classes in Nebraska

Nebraska CNA Training

In the current economy, a person needs more than motivation and good intentions to land a job that will allow him or her to provide for their family in the long term. Anyone who has always wanted to work in an industry where you can help people achieve happier, healthier lives, it might be time to consider Nebraska CNA classes. Most CNAs find jobs in nursing homes, hospitals, walk-in clinics, or mental health facilities.

Becoming a CNA in Nebraska

In order to be placed on the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry, an individual must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be able to speak and understand English
  • Complete the state- approved 75 hour CNA training program and competency evaluation program within 120 days of employment or 21 hour basic resident care course for intermediate care facilities for the mentally retarded
  • Not have been convicted of a crime rationally related to the role of a CNA involving moral turpitude

After Completing the Training

If an individual successfully completes a CNA training program and passes both the written and skills exams, he or she does not need to submit an application to be added to the CNA registry. These individuals will automatically be added within 30 days of the registry being

Certain individuals may only be required to pass the written or skills exams in order to be added to the CNA registry and may not have to complete a CNA training program. These include:

  • Individuals who are currently enrolled in nursing school. These individuals must submit:
    • A cover letter requesting to be placed on the registry based on nursing school classes
    • A signed copy of the student's transcripts
    • Abuse Inservice Documentation (Not included in all nursing schools. The individual will be notified if this is required for him or her).
    • Verification of completion of state-approved written and skills exams if grades in any of the required classes were less than 70%
  • Individuals who were trained in the military. These individuals must submit:
    • A cover letter requesting to be placed on the registry based on military training
    • A copy of his or her training records if the individual is still active in the military
    • Abuse Inservice Documentation
  • Individuals who have been trained as a nurse outside the United States. These individuals must submit:
    • A cover letter requesting to be placed on the registry based on foreign nurse training
    • A copy of their certificate of graduation or license translated into in English
    • If applicable, proof of passing the CGFNS exam or Canadian Nurse License exam. If an individual has passed one of these exams, he or she is not required to take the Nebraska CNA exams.
  • Individuals with a lapsed/inactive LPN or RN license. These individuals must submit:
    • A cover letter requesting to be placed on the registry based on having a lapsed/inactive LPN or RN license. This cover letter must also indicate the last time that the individual has worked as a nurse.
    • Abuse Inservice Documentation
    • Proof that the individual has passed the Nebraska written and skills exams for CNAs if it has been more than 24 months that the individual has been paid for nursing or nursing-related services

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Nebraska CNA Resources

Nebraska CNA Certification

Nebraska CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Nebraska, 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry.

Required Hours for Nebraska CNA Certification

According to Federal and Nebraska state law, 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.

Nebraska CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Nebraska, 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.

Nebraska CNA Licensing Resources

43 CNA Schools in Nebraska

Ashland Care Center

  • 1700 Furnace Street Ashland, NE 68003
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 944-7031

Good Samaritan Society

  • 409 East Neely Street Atkinson, NE 68713
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 925-2875

Good Samaritan Society

  • 1306 South 9th Street Beatrice, NE 68310
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 228-3304

Heavenly Health Care University, Inc.

  • 2216 Avery Rd. Bellevue, NE 68005
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 502-8330

Boys Town High School

  • 13727 Flanagan Boulevard Boys Town, NE 68010
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 498-1140

Pine Ridge Job Corps

  • 15710 Highway 385 Chadron, NE 69337
    Programs: CNA
    (308) 432-3316

Central Community College

  • 4500 63rd Street Columbus, NE 68602
    Programs: CNA
    402-564-7132

David Place

  • 260 South 10th Street David City, NE 68632
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 367-3144

Midland Lutheran College

Heritage Estates

  • 2325 Lodge Dr. Gering, NE 69341
    Programs: CNA
    (308) 436-5007

Central Community College

Grand Island Veterans Home

  • 2300 West Capital Avenue Grand Island, NE 68803
    Programs: CNA
    (308) 385-6252

Central Community College

  • 550 Technical Blvd. Hastings, NE 68901
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 463-9811

Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home

  • 220 Park Avenue Hebron, NE 68370
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 768-3900

Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Public Schools

  • 810 Central Ave. Humboldt, NE 68376
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 862-2235

Central Community College

  • 3519 Second Avenue Kearney, NE 68847
    Programs: CNA
    (308) 338-4001

Kimball County Manor

  • 810 East 7th Street Kimball, NE 69145
    Programs: CNA
    (308) 235-4693

Central Community College

  • 1501 Plum Creek Parkway Lexington, NE 68850
    Programs: CNA
    (308) 324-8480

Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences

Nebraska Health Care Association

  • 3900 NW 12th St., Suite 100 Lincoln, NE 68521
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 435-3551

Providence Health Career Institute LLC

  • 4600 Valley Road, Suite 412 Lincoln, NE 68510
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 326-2792

Southeast Community College

Union College

Mid-Plains Community College

  • 1205 East Third Street McCook, NE 69001
    Programs: CNA
    (308) 345-8100

McCool Junction School

Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home

  • 109 North 2nd Street Newman Grove, NE 68758
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 447-6203

Northeast Community College

  • 801 East Benjamin Ave. Norfolk, NE 68701
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (402) 371-2020

Linden Court

  • 4000 West Philip Avenue North Platte, NE 69101
    Programs: CNA
    (308) 532-5774

Mid-Plains Community College

Caregiver’s Support Services

  • 3610 Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68131
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 502-1764

Clarkson College

Metropolitan Community College

National Workforce Training Institute

  • 3048 N. 90th Street Omaha, NE 68134
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 342-3615

Nebraska Methodist College

Omaha Opportunities Industrialization Center

  • 2724 N 24th St. Omaha, NE 68110
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 422-4722

Omaha Public Schools Career Center

  • 3230 Burt Street Omaha, NE 68131
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 557-3700

Quality CNA/CMA LLC

  • 5437 N 103rd St. Omaha, NE 68134
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 609-9583

Quality Living

  • 6404 N 70th Plz Omaha, NE 68104
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 573-3700

Health Systems Academy

  • 410 E. Gold Coast Road Suite 103 Papillion, NE 68046
    Programs: CNA
    1(402)829-5886

Elms Health Care Center

  • 410 Ball Park Road Ponca, NE 68770
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 755-2233

Ralston High School

  • 8989 Park Drive Ralston, NE 68127
    Programs: CNA
    (402) 331-7373

Western Nebraska Community College

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