CNA Schools in Arkansas
Arkansas Certified Nurse Assistant Training Programs
Although curriculum may vary between educational training programs, generally, since programs typically prepare students for national CNA examination, most coursework will cover similar aspects in nursing such as: promoting personal health and safety, workplace ethics, interpersonal relationships and communication, health maintenance and restoration, psychosocial needs, age-related changes, personal care skills, infection control, emergency procedures, and safety measures.
CNA programs along with associate and bachelor degree programs in nursing are available throughout Arkansas in campus based institutions and online schools alike. In Arkansas, CNA training programs are typically offered by local vocational and technical schools, community and junior colleges, state colleges and universities, and medical care and nursing facilities. Often, employers will sponsor an employee’s education and training. Students can complete a CNA program in as little as four to six weeks. CNA education programs must be approved by the Arkansas Office of Long-term Care. Some programs may request that enrolled students first pass a criminal background check and/or physical health checks before gaining admittance.
Through either online or campus based programs, aspiring C.N.A.s in Little Rock, Fayetteville and Jonesboro, Arkansas may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Arkansas Regional Medical Center, Baptist Medical Center and Arkansas Children's Hospital.
Arkansas Nurse Aide Registry
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Office of Long-term Care
P.O. Box 8059, Slot S405
Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-8259
(501) 682-1807 (phone)
(501) 682-8551 (fax)