Certified nursing assistant training schools that are located in Lexington, Tennessee and are open for enrollment are shown in detail below. If you have any questions about the classroom curriculum, program requirements or details about the competency exams, you can contact one of the programs listed here.
Lexington Manor Nursing Center
727 East Church Street,
Lexington, TN 38351
You must enroll in a state-approved CNA training program first to become a nursing assistant in Tennessee. During your instruction you will spend your time in both class lectures and clinical exposure. While there you will learn 25 fundamental nursing skills in the clinic, and you will be under the direct supervision of a registered nurse.
All the things that were taught to you in the training program will be tested in the license examination. There you will be tested on 5 of the 25 skills you learned during your class program. Those who complete the exam will be placed on the Tennessee nurse aide registry and be able to get a job as a nursing assistant.
According to OBRA ’87, a nurse aide must be certified and listed on a Nurse Aide Registry in order to work in a certified nursing facility. In Tennessee, you can gain entry into the NAR by either challenging the competency exam or by applying for reciprocity.
An individual who is listed as a certified nurse aide in other state(s) may request to have his certification transferred to Tennessee. The benefit of reciprocity is that if the applicant gets approval, his name will still be listed in the previous state’s NAR.
When applying, the applicant must have an active or valid certification with a clean record. This means that he must not have any accounts of abuse, neglect, or theft that happened while at work. The applicant will have to complete the Verification of Out-Of-State Nurse Aide Registration Application. The first part is completed by the applicant while the second must be completed by the Registry he is listed in. There is no fee for processing when you apply for reciprocity in Tennessee.
The competency exam was designed to test the competency of the nurse aide candidate in his knowledge and skills. The state’s Department of Health has contracted the D&S Diversified Technologies to help conduct this exam. If the candidate is able to pass both the knowledge test and the skills tests, he will be entered into the Nurse Aide Registry and will receive his CNA card within 4-6 weeks after passing.
Before one can apply for the exams, the candidate must establish eligibility. The best way to do this is to complete a 75-hour training program. These programs are offered by different institutions such as nursing homes, hospitals, community colleges, and even online. Individuals who completed training in the military as a medic may also apply for the exams. When they apply, they will have to show proof of their training and experience.
Since it’s the D&S DT, dba that is conducting the exams, you can get an application packet by going to their website at www.hdmaster.com. You can also download a copy of the Candidate Handbook, which can give more information regarding the competency exam. For those who do not have internet access, they can call (877) 201-0758.
Lexington is the county seat of Henderson County. You can find this city in between Nashville and Memphis. It is also about 10 miles from Interstate 40. As of the latest census, their total population had reached up to a total of 7,473 people. it has a total area of 11.7 sq miles, where the vast majority of it is land.
Health care providers and clinics that are located in the area include Eye Clinic P C, Springer Medical Associates, Alexander Chiropractic Clinic, Lexington Medical Clinic, Quinco Mental Health, Coventry Health Services, Lexington Kidney Clinic Inc., Achieve Medical Weight Loss, Intrepid USA Healthcare Services, Comfort Peer Center, and many more. photo attribution: westconn