The Certified Nurse Aide course is the most popular of all the medical certification courses Quality Career Pathways offer. Because we graduate so many CNAs, we understand the common questions that arise around this career choice. So, we have gathered those FAQs and provided the answers below.
How long does it take to become a CNA in Nebraska?
The CNA course takes 76 hours of training to complete. It is made up of online learning through simulations, videos, and practice exams, plus classroom hours for hand-on skills training. At the end of the course, you will have to demonstrate skills and pass a written exam.
How much does it cost to become CNA certified in Nebraska?
The CNA course at Quality Career Pathways is affordable. We price all our courses competitively and present the tuition rates as all-inclusive. That means there are no surprise fees later. Tuition rates include everything you need to become a CNA including registration fees, course materials, one attempt to pass your state written exam, and one attempt to pass your state clinical exam. All testing is completed on-site at the end of your course and is administered by a state-approved instructor. QCP offers payment plans.
NOTE: Not all schools include testing fees with “tuition/registration” resulting in an additional payment to a 3rd party at a later date or separate location. Testing is INCLUDED with QCP payment at time of registration and testing is onsite.
What if I am not sure I want to invest the time and money into becoming a CNA?
While it is relatively quick and easy to become a CNA, some people are not ready to make that commitment yet. If you are just starting to pursue a medical career, consider becoming a Personal Care Assistant (PCA). This 12-hour course covers the basics of caring for others. You can then get a job with an assisted living facility hospital or in-home care provider to test the waters. If you decide it is the career for you, then add on CNA credentials! We see this career path often, so we allow our PCA graduates to apply their PCA tuition towards a CNA certification within 60 days of completing their PCA course.
How long does a CNA license last?
A CNA license is valid for two years. As long as you continue to use your CNA skills in a work environment during that time at a licensed facility, your license will automatically renew. However, if you go two years without working as a CNA, you will need to get re-certified.
If I let my CNA license lapse, how do I get re-certified?
If it has been two or more years since you have worked as a CNA, your license will have lapsed and you will need to get re-certified. To do so, you will need to sit for your exams again. Quality Career Pathways offers a CNA Refresher Course that includes study materials, skills testing and written exam in one day!
How much does a CNA make in Nebraska?
While we cannot predict salary levels, according to Zip Recruiter the average national CNA hourly rate in 2022 is $16. This means a full time CNA could earn an annual salary around $33,000.
What are the job opportunities for a CNA?
There are a variety of career options for a CNA including private care, home care and hospital jobs. Please refer to this post for more details.