Ever dreamed about changing careers and entering the recession proof health industry? By becoming a Certified Nurse Aid one can enter the health industry in the state of Arkansas within few months. Most certified nurse aid classes cost money and do require dedication and commitment. If you are low income or can’t afford the tuition fees, worry not as there are ways and programs that can pay for your CNA classes in Arkansas. Many nursing homes and hospitals will actually pay for your classes as long as you promise that you’ll work for them after you get your state certification. There are also grants for low income adults so call your WIA agency and see what programs are being offered for your situation.
The average salary for a CNA in Arkansas is $19,845 per year. Most CNA’s make more because it all depends on experience and knowledge and depends on what terms you get hired. Do expect to make around $20k for the first year or two. You will need at least 75 hours of classroom training plus another 15 hours of hands on training to qualify for taking the CNA State exam in Arkansas. Here is a list of CNA programs offered in Arkansas who currently offer CNA classes.
Southern Arkansas University – Technical
100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753-5000
Phone : (870) 574-4500
One College Circle, Malvern, Arkansas 72104
Phone: (501) 337-5000 (Local)
Phillips Community College Nurse Aide Course – DeWitt
1210 Ricebelt Ave. Hwy 165, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042
Gateway Technical College
P.O. Box 3350, Batesville, AR 72503
Eastern College of Health Vocation
6423 Forbing Rd. Little Rock, AR 72209
Arkansas Valley Technical Institute
Hwy. 23 N, P.O. Box 4506. Ozark, AR 72949
Heartbeat To Heartbeat Nursing Aide School
324 West Pershing Boulevard, North Little Rock, AR
Phone: (501) 562-6540
State of Arkansas: CNA Classes
425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1620, Little Rock, AR
Phone: (501) 682-1807
If you are interested in any of the CNA programs above, please contact the school directly and inquire about the class directly. Ask about enrolment fees, book costs and anything else you’ll need to make the right decision in selecting the right CNA Classes in Arkansas.
Becoming a CNA in extremely rewarding since you will be helping people and getting paid at the same time. Remember, you have to be a peoples person and be able to stand on your feet for extended periods of time. You must posses a High school diploma or a GED and have a clean criminal background to qualify as a CNA in Arkansas.
Best of luck and wishing you much success in the health industry!