The schools in Dyersburg, Tennessee that are available for nursing assistant classes are shown here. Those below have met the requirements and are approved by the TN Department of Health. For any questions, you can call the number provided below.
Wesley at Dyersburg Nursing Care
350 Tickle Street,
Dyersburg, TN 38025
School of Caring
640 B Hwy. 51 By Pass,
Dyersburg, TN 38024
Dyersburg High School Nurse Aide Training Course
125 Highway 51 By-Pass,
Dyersburg, TN 38024
A CNA certification is a requirement to work in Tennessee as a nursing aide. You can only get a certification if your name is entered into the Nurse Aide Registry. This Registry is the complete list of individuals who met the federal and state training and testing requirements. Although the certification process is slightly different in each state, it mainly involves a candidate completing a training program and then applying for and challenging the competency exam.
For you to be eligible for the exam, the training program that you enroll in should only be certified or recognized by the state’s Department of Health. Many of these programs are offered by vocational and technical colleges, nursing homes and hospitals, private institutions, and even online. Courses must offer at the least, 75 hours of instruction that is overseen by an experienced registered nurse. Their training curriculum will always involve classroom instruction with no less than 16 hours of clinical skills practice. Most of the programs in the state can be completed in 3-4 months of continuous training. By the time you complete your training, you will be ready to challenge the competency exam.
The competency exam is the most common ways to get into the NAR. This exam is currently conducted by the Headmaster Testing Service and consists of two parts. The first part is the 75-item multiple-choice knowledge exam. This test may be taken in its written or oral version. For those who wish to take the oral version, they must submit a letter of request when they apply. All candidates taking the exams on the same day will be tested simultaneously for the knowledge exam. They will be given 90 minutes to answer all of the questions.
The second part of the exam is the clinical skills test. Each candidate will be given a scenario where they will have to perform 5 different nursing skills in front of an evaluator. Out of the 5, only 4 will be randomly selected from a set list since the first one is always proper hand-washing. Thirty minutes is the maximum time allotment for this part. If you finish ahead of time, you can use the remaining time to correct any mistakes you may have made.
If you are able to pass both the knowledge and skills tests, your name will be added to the NAR. If you fail in at least one part, you will have to reapply and retake the test you failed. You will only have 3 attempts to pass all the tests. If you still fail after the third attempt, you must complete another training program before you can reapply.
The NAR maintains information regarding the status of all nursing aides in the state. To avoid any problems, please notify the Registry if you changed your name or address. You will only be able to work as a nursing aide so long as your name is on the NAR. To keep it there, you must renew your certification by completing the renewal forms and providing proof that you were able to work for at least 8 hours every 2 years. If you want to know your status on the Registry, please contact (800) 778-4504.
The state of Tennessee allows certified nursing assistants that come from most other states to apply for reciprocity to be able to work without retraining. There are different requirements for CNAs that come from the states of Florida, North Carolina and Georgia when they apply for reciprocity. For those that come from Florida and North Carolina, they are required to undergo retraining and to take the state’s license exams. As for those that come from Georgia, they will only be required to take the exams.
Dyersburg is the county seat of Dyer County. It is located about 77 miles from the Forked Deer River. The name of this city was named in honor of Joel H. Dyer, who donated a large portion of the land for the new county seat Dyer County. As of the 2010 census, their total population had reached up to a total of 17,145 people and a population density of 1,100/sq mile. The total area of Dyersburg was approximately 15.1 sq miles, where all of it is land.
Examples of health care centers that can be found in the city include Prewitt Medical Care Clinic, McCoy Medical Wound Care, Dyersburg Skin Clinic, Dyersburg Allergy Clinic, McDowell Center, Medsouth Healthcare, Dyersburg Diabetes Clinic, Gambro Health Care of Dyersbur, and Beasley Chiropractic Center. photo attribution: westconn