The state of Nebraska has some basic CNA certification requirements in place. Some of the roles that it plays include monitoring the CNAs working in the state after meeting the set certification requirements. The Nebraska Department of Health further monitors agencies, and institutions offering the training to ensure uniformity in the courses. The department further maintains the updates the Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry.
A prospective CNA candidate must be at least 16 years of age, and should be fluent in both written and communicating English. As a CNA, you are required to go through a state approved nurse aide training for a minimum of 75 hours and pass the examination set to enable you to work legally. Some of the places where CNAs work include long term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, adult day care centers, intermediate care centers for the mentally retarded as well as long term hospital units.
If you only want to limit yourself to working in an intermediate care center for the mentally retarded, you are only supposed to finish an extra 21 hour essential residence care course. This 21 hour course has no competency examination, as the competency level tests would have been done after the 75 hours of comprehensive training as a CNA.
Having gone through the 75 hour comprehensive CNA training, you can be able to work in any health care facility of your choice. This is going to be of great benefit to you if you are the kind of person interested in working in many different challenging environments.
CNA training is always a stepping stone for career growth. For one, you can become a registered nurse with your CNA training. So after completing your CNA training and getting listed on the Nebraska Aide Registry, you can be a potential candidate for recruitment in BSN and ADN programs in Nebraska, as the 75 hour CNA training is always a basic necessity for admission.
In the long run the 75 CNA class becomes 76 since the state requires 1 hour training on how to report or neglect suspected abuse.16 hours of clinical training are inclusive of the 75 hour CNA training. In the 75 hour class you cover areas like; respecting the rights of a patient, safety and emergency procedures among others.
It is reported by the Nebraska Department of labor that a median annual salary of $22,900 and a median hourly wage of $10.99 is what awaits a CNA who successfully completes the training and is entered into the Nebraska register of Certified Nursing Assistants.
List of some CNA Classes in Nebraska State:
101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68131
Southeast Community College – Lincoln
301 South 68th Street Place, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
Southeast Community College – Hebron
Blue Valley Lutheran Nursing Home, 220 Park Ave., Hebron, Nebraska 68370
Southeast Community College – Nebraska City
1800 14th Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410
Southeast Community College – Wahoo, South Haven
1400 Mark Dr., Wahoo, NE 68066
Nebraska Methodist College
720 North 87th Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68114
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences
5035 Everett Street, Lincoln, NE 68506
Mid-Plains Community College
1205 East 3rd Street, McCook, Nebraska 69001
Northeast Community College – Norfolk
801 East Benjamin Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68702
Northeast Community College – West Point
202 Anna Stalp, West Point, Nebraska 68788