CNA Training in Delco

CNAs in North Carolina can earn $23,000 to $31,000 per year, or more, it is understandable that some people are considering this career. With programs throughout North Carolina including CNA training in Delco, it is not difficult to obtain training.

CNA classes in Delco and other areas of the state are run by licensed long-term care facilities and educational institutions and can take as little as a few weeks while others are as long as six months.

To work as a CNA you must become certified by the state. You must take and pass a state-administered test. This is true even if you have been certified in another state. Although many states do allow reciprocity, North Carolina does not. The test must be taken within two years of completing the training program and must be passed within three attempts.

The Center for Aide Regulation and Education Branch (CARE) of the Health Care Personal Registry (HCPR) is responsible for Nurse Aide I registry, training and competency programs.

The only state-approved nurse aid training program in Columbus County is at Southeastern Community College which is located in Whiteville. For a complete list of programs in the state, go to: http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/hcpr/pdf/trainingprograms.pdf

North Carolina’s CNA certification testing is done by Pearson Vue. Information can be found on their website at http://www.asisvcs.com/indhome.asp?CPCat=0734NURSE including the test schedule, test sites, a practice exam, application and handbook. The written exam has 70 multiple choice questions and must be completed within two hours. It will include questions on the following:

  • Physical Care Skills

  • Role of the Nurse Aide

  • Psychosocial Care Skills

The skills portion of the exam will test 5 out of 24 different skills – hand washing is always one of these tests. You will not know the other four you will be tested on until the day of the exam. The skills are all listed in the candidate handbook.