How to Become a CNA in Louisiana

Starting your career as a certified nursing assistant in Louisiana only requires three simple steps. The first step is to locate an educational institution, hospital or care facility that offers a state approved cna training program. After enrolling in the education program and completing the required number of course hours according to Louisiana state guidelines, the individual will then register to take the cna certification exam. The exam includes a combination of written multiple choice questions and a hands-on practical skills section. Upon successful completion of both parts of the exam the individual may apply to have their cna license mailed to them so that they can begin working as a nursing assistant.

Many nurse aides choose to continue their education at a later date to become either a practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN). For those who enjoy the career of nursing and want to increase their earnings potential and take on a greater variety of functions in their job duties these two can be excellent options.

Training to become a cna can be completed in as little as a few weeks. Many hospitals, long-term care centers and assisted living facilities in Louisiana offer career training programs for individuals who are willing to work at that particular facility upon receiving their cna certification. These types of programs are usually paid for by the institution and offered to interested students free of cost in exchange for a specified tenure of employment.

Schools That Offer CNA Classes in Louisiana

  • Find your future with a degree in Medical Billing and Coding from Fortis
  • Degree offered across 10 campuses in AZ, FL, MD, NJ, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX and UT
  • All Fortis colleges are accredited by ABHES, ACCSC, ACICS, or others
  • Fortis also offers this degree online, for students who need more flexibility
  • Be prepared for both office & hospital settings with the latest software systems

Programs:

  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting - Diploma
  • And more...
Locations: Grand Prairie

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and complete your degree as quickly as possible.

Programs:

  • MSN: Health Policy
  • MSN: Community Health
  • AA: Medical Office Assistance

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

Programs:

  • Clinical Medical Assisting - Diploma
Locations: AlexandriaHouma

 

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security. We understand that today's student is busy with many responsibilities, so we offer day, evening, and online classes, giving you options to fit school into your schedule.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Health Systems Administration

Get hands-on training with Remington College. We offer diploma and associate and bachelor's degree programs in business, criminal justice, culinary arts, health care, and cosmetology at our campuses in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas — plus some courses are offered online.

Programs:

  • AS in Medical Assisting
Locations: ShreveportLafayette
The Path to Success Starts at McCann!
 
At McCann School of Business & Technology, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to find a career they love. We are dedicated to helping you find yours. Our programs are career-focused and designed to help you get the knowledge and hands-on training you need to succeed.
 
Beauty and Wellness
  • Massage Therapy
Business
  • Business Administration
Healthcare
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Medical Assisting/Medical Clinical Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
  • Surgical Technology
Legal & Protective Services
  • Criminal Justice
  • Paralegal
Skilled Trades
  • Commercial & Industrial Maintenance Technician
Technology
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Cyber Security

Programs:

  • Medical Clinical Assistant - Diploma
Locations: Monroe

Louisiana CNA Career Links

Nursing Assistant Jobs
CNA Job Description
Nursing Assistant Salary


Online CNA Training Programs


Kaplan University Online
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Walden University Online
Kaplan Healthcare

National Directory of CNA Training Courses