The facilities in Cleveland, Tennessee that are shown here offer the most recent nursing assistant training classes that are available. For more information about their program, you can call the facility phone number or go to their office. Each school has its own enrollment requirements and tuition rates.
Prepare To Care Training Center, Inc.
2321 North Ocoee Street, Suite #5,
Cleveland, TN 37311
Bradley Central High School
1000 South Lee Highway,
Cleveland, TN 37311
American Red Cross Nurse Aide Training
304A 20th Street SE,
Cleveland, TN 37311
Walker Valley High School
750 Lauderdale Memorial Hwy.,
Cleveland, TN 37312
One is required to undergo training in a CNA course in order to become a nursing assistant. This is one of the primary requirements for being able to apply for the state license exams. Training must be at least 75 hours in length and cover curriculum including the 25 nursing skills you will need on the job. The course will be administered by a registered nurse with a minimum of two years experience.
Only qualified nursing aides who possess a CNA certification can work long term in care facilities throughout the state. You can only get a certification if you are in the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. Employers are required to check their applicants’ certification before hiring them. They will only hire those who are listed in the NAR.
If you have never been certified as a nursing aide before, the only way for you to get into the NAR is by passing all the tests in the competency evaluation exam. This exam consists of a multiple-choice knowledge test and a clinical skills evaluation. You must pass all the tests to become a certified nursing aide. The state’s DOH has contracted Headmaster to assist in conducting the exams. If you visit Headmaster’s official site at www.hdmaster.com, you can download a copy of the Candidate Handbook. This handbook will contain more information about the exams.
Only those who completed the necessary training can apply for the exams. You can become eligible to apply by:
• Completing a state-approved CNA training course
• Completing a state-approved nurse aide course that is offered in another state
• Gaining Military training and experience as a medic or corpsman
• Completing the Fundamentals of Nursing as a nursing graduate or licensed practical nurse
The competency exam will test whether you have a solid knowledge of nursing fundamentals. You will be evaluated on 5 of the 25 competency skills and must pass before you are placed on the nurse aide registry. Your training will only be valid for 2 years. This means that you will have to pass all the exams before your 2 years is up. You will only be given 3 attempts to pass all the tests. If you fail to become certified within 3 attempts of within 2 years after completing your training, you will have to complete another Tennessee-approved training course before you can retake the test.
Once your name is on the Registry, it will be your responsibility to keep your record current. You must inform the Registry if you changed your name or address. The Registry must be informed through writing. For name changes, you will need to provide proof of a legal name change such as marriage certificate, divorce certificate, or other court orders.
Your name on the Registry will only remain for 2 years. Licenses will expire every two years and must be renewed before then. Renewal is accomplished by working one 8 hour shift for each 24 month time span. During that time, you must find work in as a paid nursing aide in a certified nursing facility. Proof of employment is a requirement for renewal. You can use a pay stub, a notarized letter from your employer, or a printout of payroll as proof. If you fail to renew your certification, it will expire. No CNA is allowed to work in a certified nursing facility with an expired certificate.
The city of Cleveland is the county seat of Bradley County. It was established back in 1837 for the purpose of being the county seat for Bradley County. The town back then was named after Colonel Benjamin Cleveland, who was a colonel during the Revolutionary War. It is included in the Cleveland, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the last census, their total population had reached up to a total of 41,285 people. They had a population density of 1,490.9/sq miles. The total area of the city is approximately 24.9 sq miles, where all of it is land.
Health care facilities that are located in the area include Surgery Center of Cleveland, Signature Healthcare of Cleveland, Bradley Dialysis Clinic, Bradley Healthcare & Rehab Center, Cleveland Family Healthcare Center, Life Circle Women’s Health Care, Hiwassee Mental Health Center – Children & Youth Services, Healthworks of Tennessee, Dakoda Place, and plenty more. photo attribution: westconn