CNA Classes in Tennessee

There are currently limited spaces available for immediate enrollment in CNA classes in Tennessee to both online and campus-based students in your area. Start a new career in as little as six weeks by completing a nursing aide training program authorized by the Tennessee Department of Health. These courses are available at many of the vocational schools, community colleges, rehab centers, nursing homes and Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes found throughout the state.

Below is a comprehensive list of online and campus-based training programs that are currently accepting applications from new students. You may contact these programs directly through the forms provided.

Name City Type Graduation Rate
Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga Chattanooga 2-year, Private for-profit 30%
Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville Clarksville 2-year, Private for-profit 17%
Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison Madison 2-year, Private for-profit 59%
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hohenwald Hohenwald 2-year, Public 74%
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Paris Paris 2-year, Public 74%
Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville Shelbyville 2-year, Public 81%

According to the latest information released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the number of nursing aide jobs is expected to continue to rise by as much as 19% through the year 2020. This percentage of growth is well above the average of all jobs in the Volunteer State.

State 2010 2020 Percent Change Projected Job Openings
Tennessee 29,910 35,570 950 19%

*Projected Yearly Job Openings

Source: Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

The financial outlook for those who work as a nursing assistant ranks as one of the top jobs for those occupations that do not require a college degree. As you can see below, the pay is fairly good and if you add in the benefits, you can tell it is a worthwhile job financially.

Type Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Hourly $8.25 $9.47 $10.83 $12.68 $14.42
Yearly $17,200 $19,700 $22,500 $26,400 $30,000

Source: Tennessee Labor Market Information

The process to become a CNA is straight forward. You are required to complete the following steps so that you can work as a Certified Nurse Aide in Tennessee:

  1. You will need to complete a training program accredited by the Tennessee Department of Health
  2. Complete the certification examination given by D&S Diversified Technologies LLP within 24 months of your training
  3. Have your name listed on the Tennessee Nurse Aide Registry
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