CNA Schools in Rhode Island
Training and Education for Certified Nurse Assistants in Rhode Island
Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) fill a very important role in the life of registered and licensed practical nurses in Rhode Island, as they do in many states across the country.
There are quite a few CNA training programs available for nursing assistants in the state of Rhode Island, and they are offered by a variety of sources. Many nursing homes and retirement facilities offer CNA training programs, as do hospitals, medical facilities of all kinds, and rehabilitation centers. There are even programs offered through private medical training companies and online schools.
To qualify for the certification exam in Rhode Island, students should attend health department-approved training programs that have at least 20 hours of clinical training and at least 100 hours of training overall. There are currently 18 programs in Rhode Island that offer state-approved training.
Online programs for nurse assistants are plentiful and many include the requisite number of clinical training hours for certification. Coursework can be completed through computer-based programs that build in an experiential component through partnerships with medical institutions.
Through online programs, aspiring C.N.A.s in Providence, Warwick, Cranston and Pawtucket, Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island Hospital, Kent Hospital, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.