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Nursing Assisting Schools and Colleges

Nursing aides and attendants are required to obtain clinical experience and complete a post-high school training program. Hospitals, vocational schools, and community colleges offer these programs. Some high schools administer nursing aide training programs.

Most orderlies have a high school degree. Orderlies not responsible for patient care often complete on-the-job training.

After completing state-mandated training, nursing aides and attendants must pass a competency test. After passing this test, nursing aides become certified as Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), but job titles differ by state.

Those who pass the competency test get listed on a state registry. Some states only permit nursing aides and attendants on state registries to work in assisted living facilities.

Many states also require these health workers to pass a background check, complete continuing education, and satisfy other requirements. Additional information is available from your state health or nursing board.

CNAs who complete additional training can become a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). These specialists are permitted to administer certain medications.

Below is a comprehensive listing of nursing aide schools and colleges.
  • Albany Technical College
    1704 South Slappey Boulevard
    Albany, GA 31701-3514
    (229) 430-3500
    www.albanytech.edu

  • Angley College
    1700 Woodland Boulevard
    Deland, FL 32720
    (386) 740-1215
    www.angley.edu

  • Arkansas Tech University
    1509 North Boulder
    Russellville, AR 72801
    (479) 968-0389
    www.atu.edu

  • Bainbridge College
    PO Box 990
    Bainbridge, GA 39818
    (229) 248-2500
    www.bainbridge.edu

  • Black Hawk College
    6600-34th Avenue
    Moline, IL 61265
    (309) 796-5000
    www.bhc.edu

  • Cedar Valley College
    3030 North Dallas Avenue
    Lancaster, TX 75134
    (972) 860-8201
    www.cedarvalleycollege.edu

  • Chipola College
    3094 Indian Circle
    Marianna, FL 32446
    (850) 526-2761
    www.chipola.edu

  • College of the Albemarle
    PO Box 2327
    Elizabeth City, NC 27906
    (252) 335-0821
    www.albemarle.cc.nc.us

  • Dakota County Technical College
    1300 145th Street East
    Rosemount, MN 55068
    (651) 423-800
    www.dctc.edu

  • Delta College
    1961 Delta Road
    University Center, MI 48710
    (989) 686-9000
    www.delta.edu

  • Eastern Arizona College
    615 North Stadium Avenue
    Thatcher, AZ 85552
    (928) 428-8472
    www.eac.edu

  • Erie Business Center
    246 West Ninth Street
    Erie, PA 16501
    (814) 456-7504
    www.eriebc.edu

  • Florida Gateway College
    149 SE College Place
    Lake City, FL 32025
    (386) 752-1822
    www.lakecitycc.edu

  • Fox Valley Technical College
    PO Box 2277
    Appleton, WI 54912
    (920) 735-5600
    www.fvtc.edu

  • Galveston College
    4015 Avenue Q
    Galveston, TX 77550
    (409) 944-4242
    www.gc.edu

  • Grays Harbor College
    1620 Edward P Smith Drive
    Aberdeen, WA 98520
    (360) 532-9020
    www.ghc.edu

  • Harper College
    1200 West Algonquin Road
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 925-6000
    www.harpercollege.edu

  • Howard College
    1001 Birdwell Lane
    Big Spring, TX 79720
    (432) 264-5000
    www.howardcollege.edu

  • Indian River State College
    3209 Virginia Avenue
    Fort Pierce, FL 34981
    (772) 462-4700
    www.irsc.edu

  • John A. Logan College
    700 Logan College Road
    Carterville, IL 62918
    (618) 985-3741
    www.jalc.edu

  • Kaplan College: Vista
    2022 University Drive
    Vista, CA 92083
    (760) 630-1555
    www.mariccollege.edu

  • Kishwaukee College
    21193 Malta Road
    Malta, IL 60150
    (815) 825-2086
    www.kishwaukeecollege.edu

  • Lake Region State College
    1801 College Drive North
    Devils Lake, ND 58301
    (701) 662-1600
    www.lrsc.edu

  • Los Angeles Harbor College
    1111 Figueroa Place
    Wilmington, CA 90744
    (310) 233-4000
    www.lahc.edu

  • Marion Technical College
    1467 Mt. Vernon Avenue
    Marion, OH 43302
    (740) 389-4636
    www.mtc.edu

  • Merritt College
    12500 Campus Drive
    Oakland, CA 94619
    (510) 531-4911
    www.merritt.edu

  • Mesa State College
    1100 North Avenue
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
    (970) 248-1020
    www.mesastate.edu

  • Midland College
    3600 North Garfield
    Midland, TX 79705
    (432) 685-4500
    www.midland.edu

  • MiraCosta College
    One Barnard Drive
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    (760) 757-2121
    www.miracosta.edu

  • Monroe College
    Monroe College Way
    Bronx, NY 10468
    (718) 933-6700
    www.monroecollege.edu

  • Morton College
    3801 South Central Avenue
    Cicero, IL 60804
    (708) 656-8000
    www.morton.edu

  • North Arkansas College
    1515 Pioneer Drive
    Harrison, AR 72601
    (870) 391-3000
    www.northark.edu

  • Northwest Technical College
    905 Grant Avenue SE
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-6600
    www.ntcmn.edu

  • Oglala Lakota College
    PO Box 490
    Kyle, SD 57752
    (605) 455-6000
    www.olc.edu

  • Olympic College
    1600 Chester Avenue
    Bremerton, WA 98337
    (360) 792-6050
    www.olympic.edu

  • Palo Alto College
    1400 West Villaret Boulevard
    San Antonio, TX 78224
    (210) 921-5000
    www.alamo.edu/pac

  • Phoenix College
    1202 West Thomas Road
    Phoenix, AZ 85013
    (602) 285-7500
    www.pc.maricopa.edu

  • Renton Technical College
    3000 NE Fourth Street
    Renton, WA 98056
    (425) 235-2352
    www.RTC.edu

  • Santa Fe College
    3000 NW 83rd Street
    Gainesville, FL 32606
    (352) 395-5000
    www.sfcollege.edu

  • South Plains College
    1401 South College Avenue
    Levelland, TX 79336
    (806) 894-9611
    www.southplainscollege.edu

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