Listed on this page are all the approved nurse aide training classes that are available in Auburn, Alabama. We’ve included the contact information for each facility so you may call them if you have any questions regarding signing up for their courses
1365 Gatewood Drive,
Auburn, AL 36830
Auburn, Alabama is one of the best places where you can train to become a certified nurse aide. The place is great, and has always had a high demand for health care professionals such as nurse aides. Auburn has been the largest city in the eastern part of the state since 2012, with a total population of 56,908 people. It has a total area of 39.6 square miles and is home to numerous healthcare facilities.
But before you can work as a nurse aide in this city or state, you need to get your name entered into the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry by passing the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program. This is the only way to become a certified nurse aide in Alabama, aside from reciprocity.
In order to qualify for the NNAAP exams, you must first successfully complete a state-approved CNA class. Training classes in this state are required to offer at least 120 hours of instructions, which are divided into both lectures and lab works, and supervised clinical practice. During the training, students will be handled by a licensed nurse who was able to complete the Train-the-Trainer program. Students are not allowed to perform any procedure without the presence of their instructor, nor are they allowed to do a procedure that hasn’t been taught in the classroom.
Nursing students and nursing graduates who received instructions on the Fundamentals of Nursing from a nursing school that’s approved by the state’s Board of Nursing may apply for the NNAAP exams directly. They’ll need to provide an original transcript of records to serve as proof of their education and training.
Upon completing the training class, a candidate may then submit his application for the NNAAP exams. This exam is a two part examination that consists of a written (or oral) test and a practical skills demonstration. Candidates will have 24 months after completing their training to pass both tests and get certified. If you fail to get certified within 24 months after your training, you will have to complete another 120-hour nurse aide class before you can reapply for the NNAAP exams once more.
Reciprocity is a process that lets a CNA from another state transfer his certification to another state’s Registry. The only way you can get into the Alabama Nurse Aide Registry is if you get hired to work in a certified nursing home. Once you are hired, your name will automatically be entered. You must have a clean record and an active certification to qualify for reciprocity.
Nurse aides on the Registry must renew their certifications every 24 months through the Department of Public Health to remain on the Registry and keep their certifications active. No CNA is allowed to continue working with an expired certification. To qualify for re-certification, you need to work, for monetary compensation, as a certified nursing aide in a nursing home, performing direct patient care, while under the supervision of a registered nurse.
There are several health care facilities within the city limits where you can work as a CNA. Examples of such places include the East Alabama Medical Center; the Auburn Urgent Care Inc.; The Cray Creek Medical; Fresenius Medical Care; and many more.
If you have any questions regarding how to become a certified nurse aide in the state of Alabama, you can read about the frequently asked questions via this link: https://ph.state.al.us/nurseaideregistry/(S(aztarxrcwp3nq055yfdyzp45))/FAQ.aspx. You can also call Pearson VUE at (888) 204-6185 to know more about the competency exams. photo attribution: ufv