The first step in becoming a CNA in Rhode Island is to look for a state-approve CNA training classes. The standard for these classes is set by the Department of Health.
These CNA training programs in Rhode Island are offered in several high schools, vocational schools, colleges, community colleges, nursing homes, and even in some hospitals all over the state. However, CNA training classes in nursing homes must be completed within 90 days while CNA training classes in other institutions, in contrast, usually last anywhere from 6 weeks to 10 weeks.
Some of these institutions include:
- Bristol Silver Creek Manor
- Coventry Alpine Nursing Home
- Cranston Alternate Education Programs
- Cumberland Ocean State Nursing Services, Inc.
- East Greenwich Saint Elizabeth Home
- East Providence Bastien Academy
- Exeter Job Corps Academy
- North Providence Golden Crest Nursing Center
- Jamestown Consistent Care Corporation
- Lincoln CCRI Center for Workforce and Community Education
- Manville Holiday Retirement Home, Inc.
- Middletown Grand Islander Genesis Health Care
- Newport Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center
- Pascoag Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
- Pawtucket Nursing Placement, Inc.
- Peace Dale Scallop Shell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
- Providence Comprehensive Educational Services, Inc.
- Riverside Health Care Connections Nursing Services, Inc.
- Warwick Brentwood Nursing Home
- Wood River Junction Chariho Adult Education VTA
- Woonsocket Homestead Group
Every program offered in these institutions require 80 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of clinical training.
Each CNA training program requires eighty hours of class time and twenty hours of hands on experience. The classes are done by skilled Registered Nurses (RNs) , the teacher will do the clinical part of training. Categories covered are: basic CNA nursing, patient care, emergency actions, nutritional, personal and communication skills, and desease control.
After undergoing CNA classes in Rhode Island, the next step is to pass the CNA competency exam for eligibility for Rhode Island Certificate of Registration for Nursing Assistants. This registration will serve as your license that will allow you to work as a CNA in Rhode Island. The competency exam is made up of two parts: a written portion and a hands-on practical exam.
According to the Department of Labor and Training in Rhode Island, there will be an increase in demand for CNAs in the state of around 21% over the next for year. Moreover, CNAs in Rhode Island are expected to earn an average of around $27,000.