CNA Training in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, or “Indy” as it is often called, is the capital of Indiana and the county seat of Marion County. As Indiana’s largest city and the 14th largest city in the country, it is home to a number of training facilities for CNAs. With Indiana CNA salaries average in the mid $20k’s and with some earning over $30,000 it is quickly becoming popular as an entry point into a medical career as well as being a career of its own.

CNA training in Indianapolis and Marion County can be obtained at:

  • IndyPendence Job Corps Center on E. Ohio Street in Indianapolis – This program is open to women from 16 to 24 years of age that meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Central Nine Career Center on US 31S in Greenwood – Includes 30 hours of classroom instruction and 75 hours of clinical training.

  • Walker Career Center on E. 21st Street in Indianapolis – Includes 30 classroom hours and 75 clinical hours of training. Criminal history check is required.

  • Ivy Tech State College, Division of Health and Public Service – they also serve as the state testing site.

When you are deciding on a location to go to CNA classes in Indianapolis, you should make sure that the program is a state-approved nurse aid training program which has at least 30 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 75 hours of clinical training. You will then need to take the state exam which has two parts – a written and a skills test.

Being a CNA in Indiana can also be the first leg of your career. You may want to move on to being a Qualified Medication Aide (QMA). To do this you will need to become a CNA first and then work at least 1,000 hours as a CNA before beginning QMA training. QMA training programs have a minimum of 100 hours of training (60 hours classroom/40 hours supervised practicum). Finally, a written state test is needed.