The nursing assistant classes in Auburn, Maine that are approved by the Licensing and Regulatory Services are listed on this page. Speak with a facility coordinator to find out more information about the requirements and schedule of instruction and exams.
Auburn Adult Education
77 Harris Street,
Auburn, ME 04210
The completion of a nurse aide training program will allow you to work as a nursing assistant for up to 4 months at any healthcare facility you choose. Because of the importance of the patients receiving only top quality care, it is mandatory that you receive the proper training before you are to care for them. Unlike other states, once you finished a nursing assistant training program, you are allowed to work for a limited number of hours in a nursing facility even if you are not yet passed the state exams. If you want to work full time, you will have to pass the state exams and get your license.
You can find CNA classes almost anywhere in the state. They are offered by different institutions such as colleges and community training center. In order to complete the program, you must have a total of 180 hours of training. Your training will be composed of classroom instructions, skills training, as well as the required lab training. Another benefit of completing a state-approved program is that you will also be able to apply for the license exams. These exams are composed of a written and a skills demonstration exam. If you are able to pass both of them, your name will be automatically entered in the state’s Nurse Aide Registry. Once your name is entered there, you will be allowed to work for two years before you need to renew by submitting work verification.
There is additional training required to become a CNA-M or Medication Aide. This allows you to administer non-injectable medications to residents and patients under your care. For more information about how to qualify you can call the Maine State Board of Nursing from 8 A.M to 4:30 P.M, M-F at (207) 287-1133.
Auburn is the county seat of Androscoggin County. It is one of the principal cities of the Lewiston-Auburn, Maine metropolitan statistical area. Along with Lewiston, they are known as the Twin Cities. It was once known as Poland when it was incorporated. According to the census of 2010, their total population had reached up to a total of 23,055 people. They had a population density of 1,047/sq mile. The total area of this city is approximately 65.8 sq mile, where 6.0 miles of it is water.
Health care providers that you can find serving the city are Bolster Heights Health Care Facility, St Mary’s Convenient Care, Arcadia Health Care, Androscoggin Kidney Center, Tri-County Dental Health Center, Court St Family Practice, Medpaste, Kinetic Concepts Inc., St Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Odd Fellows Home of Maine – Health Care Center, Clover Health Care – Clover Manor Nursing Home, and many more. photo attribution: dougtone