The available CNA classes open for students to enroll in within Portland, Maine are listed here. Included in the list are all the state authorized colleges, high schools, as well as private and community training centers. Contact one of the training centers to speak with an adviser about how you can become certified through their course.
Portland Adult Education
150 Ocean Ave.,
Portland, ME 04103
Nursing assistants are currently highly sought after due to the rising demands in the healthcare industry today. Because of the high demand for workers of this profession, more and more people are able to be employed and gain valuable experience in the medical field. It is really not that hard to become certified to work if you know what the requirements of the state are. Before you start your career as a nursing assistant, you must first learn the skills and knowledge needed in taking care of the patients.
The first thing that you will need to do is to find a training program to enroll in. You have to remember that in order to ensure that you will receive proper training and education you should only enroll in a program that is approved by the state. Because of its high demand, these programs are found almost anywhere in Maine and are offered by different training facilities. Currently the state of Maine requires that CNA classes provide a minimum amount of hourly instruction and curriculum. At this time a total of 180 hours of instruction or more are necessary. This includes 70 hours of skills practice in a clinical setting, 90 hours of coursework/theory, and 20 hours of laboratory work.
After your training, you can then apply for the license exam in order to get your license. You will only get your license if you are able to pass all the tests and get your name on the Registry. The license exams for this state are composed of a written and a skills evaluation. For more information, please follow this link: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/dlrs/cna/faq/index.shtml. You can also call 1-800-791-4080 the phone number for the Licensing and Regulatory Services to get answers to specific questions you may have about certification.
Portland is the county seat of Cumberland County. It is considered to be the largest city in the state. It is also called as “The Forest City”. The first European settler came around 1633, he was Capt. Christopher Levett. According to the census of 2010, their total population was around 66,194 people. They have a population density of 3,029.2/sq mile. The total area of this city is approximately 52.6 sq miles, where the water area has a bigger portion than land. The land area only comprises around 21.2 sq miles.
Health care centers that are located in the area include Cumberland County Dental Health Center, Care Partners, Martin’s Point Health Care – The Health Education Center, Northeast Mobile Health Services, Portland Coalition for Psychiatrically Labeled, New England Eating Disorders Program At Mercy, Maine Vocational and Rehabilitation Associates, Casco Bay Mental Health Center, Psychological & Education Services, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. photo attribution: jeffgunn