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CNA Classes in Maine

Maine CNA Training Programs

Federal legislature demands that any CNA working in the United States must begin a career by completing at least 75 hours of approved nurse assistant educational training before gaining lawful employment. However, in Maine, state legislature has bumped its prior 150 hour training minimum to 180 hours as of January 1, 2010. Students must make certain the program is approved by the Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants (MRCNA). The training program must include the following three components:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Laboratory skills
  • RN or LPN supervised clinical practice

Most online and campus based Maine CNA training program providers can be found in local adult education centers, regional career centers, community colleges, technical/vocation schools, and nursing homes. These programs will teach coursework in a variety of general health care subjects like infection control, body mechanics, common health conditions, safety procedures, nutrition, and basic anatomy and physiology. In addition, some curriculum will be dedicated to the proper delivery of patient care in regards to hygiene, monitoring vital signs, mobility, caring of the aging, communication, and interaction. Lastly, emergency aid relief and first-aid techniques like CPR and BLS must be implemented as part of the curriculum.

Through either online or campus based programs, aspiring C.N.A.s in Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, West Scarborough and Sanford, Maine 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 Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Brighton Medical Center and St. Josephs Hospital.

Maine Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants
State House Station #11
41 Anthony Avenue
Augusta, Maine 04333
(207) 624-7300 (phone)
(207) 287-9325 (fax)

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