CNA Training in CT – Connecticut


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It is rather easy to become a certified nursing assistant in Connecticut since there are more than 100 training programs that have been approved by the state.  You can complete one of these programs and then sit to take the certification exam for nursing assistants.  All training courses must teach you at least 25 skills that you will need as a nursing assistant.  If the course does not teach you to complete 25 tasks and duties, it will probably not be approved by the state.

CNA training programs in Connecticut must last for at least 100 hours.  If the course does not include both clinical and classroom instruction, you will not qualify to become a certified nursing assistant.  The certification exam, that follows training will have written questions (typically multiple choice) and then a skills portion where you will demonstrate your ability to complete several different certified nursing assistant tasks.  You can earn somewhere in the area of $25,000 per year when working in Connecticut as a nursing assistant.  You might decide somewhere down the road to continue your training to become a nurse or some other type of medical worker.  Your training and experience as a certified nursing assistant will serve you well.

What if I fail my exam the first time?

If you fail your exam the first time you have 2 more attempts to retry and re-sit for the exams. The test is broken down in to 2 parts namely the Theory based which is a set of multiple choice questions which tests your knowledge and the second part which tests your practical skills. If you fail one you don’t have to repeat both, you can do the other one on its own. You get 3 attempts to clear both sections of the test, failure to do so results in taking the classes again and both tests again.

Joseph Foran High School CNA Training School – Milford
80 Foran Road, Milford, CT 06460

Mediplex Skilled Nursing of Southern CT Nurse Aide Program – Milford
2028 Bridgeport Ave., Milford, Connecticut 06460

Mariner Health Care at Pendleton CNA Certification Course – Mystic
44 Maritime Drive, Mystic, CT 06355

Beacon Brook Health Care Center CNA Class Naugatuck
89 Weid Drive, Naugatuck, CT 06770

Glendale Center CNA Course – Naugatuck
41 Hazel Ave., Naugatuck, Connecticut 06770

E.C. Goodwin Regional Vocational Technical School Nursing Program – New Britain
735 Slater Road, New Britain, CT 06053

Monsignor Bojnowski Manor CNA Training Course – New Britain
50 Pulaski Street, New Britain, Connecticut 06053

Adult Education Center Nurse Aide Program - New Haven
400 Canner Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Wilbur L. Cross High School Nursing Assistant Training Program – New Haven
181 Mitchell Drive, New Haven, Connecticut 06511

Centro de la Communidad CNA Certification Program- New London
109 Blinman Street, New London, CT 06320

Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation CNA Course – New Milford
30 Park Lane East, New Milford, CT 06776

New Milford High School CNA Class
388 Danbury Road Route 7, New Milford, Connecticut 06776

Unified School District 1 Nursing Assistant Training Centre – Niantic
201 West Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357

Norwalk Community College CNA Certification Course
188 Richards Ave., Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

American Professional Educational Services Nurse Aide Program - Norwich
One American Way, Norwich, CT 06360

Cook Willow Convalescent Hospital CNA Training Centre – Plymouth
81 Hillside Ave., Plymouth, Connecticut 06782

Matulaitis Nursing Home Nurse Aide Program - Putnam
10 Thurber Road, Putnam, Connecticut 06260

Teamwork, L.C.C CNA School – Salem
11 Centre Street, Suite 8, Salem, CT 06420

Mclean Home CNA Course – Simsbury
75 Great Pond Road, Simsbury, CT 06070

Lord Chamberlain Skilled CNA Centre – Stratford
7003 Main Street, Stratford, Connecticut 06614

MacDougall Correctional Institution Nurse Aide Program - Suffield
1153 East Street South, Suffield, CT 06078

Litchfield Woods Health Care Nursing Assistant Certification Program – Torrington
255 Roberts Street, Torrington, CT 06790

Stone Academy CNA School – Waterbury
101 Pierport Road, Waterbury, Connecticut 06705

Wilby High School CNA Training Centre – Waterbury
460 Bucks Hill Road, Waterbury, Connecticut 06704

EBC Envision CNA Class – West Haven
23 Kimberly Ave., West Haven, CT 06516

Haven Health Care Center Nurse Aide Course – Willimantic
595 Valley Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

Quinebaug Valley Community Tech College CNA Course – Willimantic
729 Main Street, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226

Windham Regional Vocational Tech School CNA Class – Willimantic
210 Birch Street, Willimantic, CT 06226

St. Josesph’s Living Center CNA Certification Course – Windham
14 Club Road, Windham, Connecticut 06280

Northwestern CT Community College CNA Course – Winsted
Park Place East, Winsted, Connecticut 06098

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Free Training Options in Connecticut

There are also free training options available in Connecticut for those who cannot afford the classes and still want to become a certified nursing assistant. Free training works in different ways, there are about four to five options that 1 can pursue in order to receive training at no cost, this includes applying for workforce investment act or nursing state boards, and it can also be attained through scholarships and grants.

The best way and by far the more easier option is to approach nursing homes in your area those that would provide on the job training and pay for the certification exam and licenses and in return you have to sign a contract with them which binds you down to work for them for 6 months – 1 year after you’ve received your certification.

For more details and a comprehensive list of nursing homes you could approach in your area, visit our page on Free Training for CNA in Connecticut.

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