Enrollment opportunities in CNA programs in Louisiana are growing everyday. The demand is at an all-time high per bls.gov and we are in full support of the great field of nurse assisting. The position is a popular one with those at the start of their medical careers, as it requires relatively little training and can be a means for advancing into professional healthcare roles.

 

How to become a CNA in Louisiana

The state of New Jersey Certified Nursing Assistants are under the control of the Louisiana Department of Health. One qualifies by completing a state approved CNA program, pass the NNAAP, and finally clearing a criminal background check.

The New Jersey Department of Health contracts with the testing company PearsonVue to administer CNA tests and to also provide any necessary additional services.

What is the process to become certified in Louisiana?

To become a Certified Nursing Assistant in LA, it takes these steps:

Step 1 – Have HS diploma or G.E.D.

Receiving your high school diploma is one of the critical foundations to becoming employed in any type of specialized job. Finding a career in the medical field is no exception. There are a few jobs in the industry that can be held without finishing a high school diploma, but they usually provide very little room for growth.

While shopping for a nursing assistant certification course, you can expect to also find that almost all programs require students to have a G.E.D. or diploma prior to enrollment. That being said, if you are planning on working in healthcare, it is a wise decision to complete this worthwhile first step.

Step 2 – Register for a CNA program in Louisiana

Nurse assisting programs in Louisiana are required by state law to be accredited by the Louisiana Department of Health. For you to become able to challenge for certification, you will need to first graduate from a training program that is authorized by this body.

There are several things you will need to consider when selecting a CNA program to enroll in. You should think about the following when comparing classes:

  • Take an approved training program by the LA Department of Health
  • Be sure that least 70% of program grads passed NNAAP
  • Check and see that programs fit your schedule and needs
  • Check and see that costs are inline with your budget

Locate approved Louisiana CNA training

Completing a Louisiana Dept. of Health approved CNA training program allows you to test for a CNA certification in the state. Below are all the CNA programs approved by the LA Department of Health.

All of the Approved Nursing Aide Programs in Louisiana

ACADEMY OF OUR LADY HIGH SCHOOL 5501 WESTBANK EXPRESSWAY MARRERO LA 70072
ADVANCE HEALTHCARE INSTITUTE 16851 JEFFERSON HWY SUITE 10A BATON ROUGE LA 70817
ADVANCE NURSING TRAINING, LLC 4480 GENERAL DEGAULLE AVENUE SUITE 202 NEW ORLEANS LA 70131
ALLEN OAKS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 909 EAST 6TH AVENUE OAKDALE LA 71463
ANDREA’S CAREER INSTITUTE, LLC 2010 WOODMERE BLVD SUITE P HARVEY LA 70058
ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD-DONALDSONVILLE H S 100 TIGER DRIVE DONALDSONVILLE LA 70346
ASCENSION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD-ST AMANT HIGH SCHOOL 12035 HWY 431 SAINT AMANT LA 70774
ASPIRE MEDICAL TRAINING ACADEMY 4184 NORTH BLVD BATON ROUGE LA 70806
ASSUMPTION HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION 252 HWY 402 NAPOLEONVILLE LA 70390
ASSUMPTION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AT ASSUMPTION HS 4880 Hwy 308 NAPOLEONVILLE LA 70390
AUTUMN LEAVES NURSING AND REHAB CENTER 342 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD WINNFIELD LA 71483
BATON ROUGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – ACADIAN CAMPUS 3250 N ACADIAN THRUWAY EAST BATON ROUGE LA 70805
BOSSIER PARISH COMM. COLLEGE 6220 E. Texas St BOSSIER CITY LA 71111
BOSSIER PARISH SCHOOL FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATIV 1020 INNOVATION DRIVE BOSSIER CITY LA 71111
CADDO CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER 5950 UNION AVENUE SHREVEPORT LA 71108
CALCASIEU PARISH SCHOOL BOARD SULPHUR HS 100 Sycamore St SULPHUR LA 70663
CAMELOT COLLEGE 2618 WOODDALE BLVD BATON ROUGE LA 70805
CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT-CENTRAL HIGH SCH 10200 E BROOKSIDE DRIVE BATON ROUGE LA 70818
CENTRAL LTCC ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS 4311 SOUTH MCARTHUR DRIVE ALEXANDRIA LA 71302
CENTRAL LTCC FERRIDAY CAMPUS 2100 N E E WALLACE BLVD FERRIDAY LA 71334
CENTRAL LTCC HUEY P LONG CAMPUS 5960 HWY 167 NORTH WINNFIELD LA 71483
CENTRAL LTCC LAMAR SALTER CAMPUS 15014 LAKE CHARLES HWY LEESVILLE LA 71446
CENTRAL LTCC ROD BRADY CAMPUS 521 EAST BRADFORD STREET JENA LA 71342
CENTRAL LTCC WARD H NASH-AVOYELLES CAMPUS 508 CHOUPIQUE LANE COTTONPORT LA 71327
CHATEU LIVING CENTER OF KENNER, LLC 716 VILLAGE ROAD KENNER LA 70065
CLTCC SABINE VALLEY CAMPUS 1255 Fisher Rd. MANY LA 71449
CLTCC- NATCHITOCHES BRANCH 6587 Hwy 1 Bypass NATCHITOCHES LA 71457
CLTCC- NATCHITOCHES CAMPUS AT NATCHITOCHES HS 6513 HWY 1 SOUTH BYPASS NATCHITOCHES LA 71457
COMPASS CAREER COLLEGE 42353 Deluxe Plaza, Suite 16 HAMMOND LA 70403
COMPASS CAREER COLLEGE-LPN ONLY 42353 DELUXE PLAZA, SUITE 16 HAMMOND LA 70403
DELGADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE JEFFERSON 5200 BLAIR DR METAIRIE LA 70001
DRYADES YMCA -LPN ONLY 2220 ORETHA CASTLE HALEY BLVD NEW ORLEANS LA 70113
E & L TRAINING CENTER 1713 RIDGEFIELD RD THIBODAUX LA 70301
EAST JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL 400 PHLOX ST METAIRIE LA 70001
EBR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER 2101 LOBDELL BLVD BATON ROUGE LA 70806
EUNICE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER 421 SOUTH 10TH ST EUNICE LA 70535
EVANGELINE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (VILLE PLATTE HS) 210 W. Cotton Street VILLE PLATTE LA 70586
FLANNERY OAKS GUEST HOUSE 1642 NORTH FLANNERY ROAD BATON ROUGE LA 70815
FOREST HAVEN NURSING AND REHAB CENTER, LLC 171 THRASHER DRIVE JONESBORO LA 71251
FOREST MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 1330 OCHSNERS BLVD COVINGTON LA 70433
FRANCISCAN MISSIONARIES OF OUR LADY UNIVERSITY-RN 5414 BRITTANY DRIVE BATON ROUGE LA 70808
GLEN OAKS HIGH SCHOOL 6650 CEDAR GROVE DRIVE BATON ROUGE LA 70812
GOLDEN AGE HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER 27090 LA HIGHWAY 16 DENHAM SPRINGS LA 70726
GRACE AND FAVOR TRAINING ACADEMY, LLC 1011 N W CENTRAL AVENUE AMITE LA 70422
GRADE A HEALTH SOLUTIONS 521 N LEWIS STREET NEW IBERIA LA 70563
GREEN MEADOW HAVEN 1110 RINGGOLD AVENUE COUSHATTA LA 71019
HEALTHCARE AND MORE 106 COURTHOUSE SQUARE RAYVILLE LA 71269
HEALTHCARE TRAINING INSTITUTE 322 WILLIAMS BLVD KENNER LA 70062
HERITAGE MANOR OF BATON ROUGE 9301 OXFORD PLACE DR BATON ROUGE LA 70809
HERITAGE MANOR OF HOUMA 1701 POLK STREET HOUMA LA 70360
HERITAGE MANOR OF MANDEVILLE 1820 W CAUSEWAY APPROACH MANDEVILLE LA 70471
HERITAGE MANOR OF OPELOUSAS 7941 I-10 SERVICE RD OPELOUSAS LA 70570
HERITAGE MANOR OF SLIDELL 106 MEDICAL CENTER DR SLIDELL LA 70461
HERITAGE MANOR SOUTH 9712 MANSFIELD RD SHREVEPORT LA 71118
HERITAGE MANOR STRATMORE NURSING & REHAB CENTER 530 STRATMORE DR SHREVEPORT LA 71105
HILLTOP NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 336 EDGEWOOD DRIVE PINEVILLE LA 71360
IBERIA PARISH CAREER CENTER 618 Recreation Drive NEW IBERIA LA 70560
INFINITY COLLEGE 117 WEST PINHOOK ROAD LAFAYETTE LA 70501
INTEGRATED EDUCATION SOLUTIONS 4051 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD SUITE 226 METAIRIE LA 70002
J MICHAEL MORROW MEMORIAL NURSING HOME 883 MAIN STREET ARNAUDVILLE LA 70512
J.A. CUILLIER, SR. CAREER CTR. 1429B Ames Blvd MARRERO LA 70072
JACKSON PARISH SCHOOL BOARD-JONESBORO HODGE HS 225 Pershing Highway JONESBORO LA 71251
JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH CNA PROGRAM 2110 N SHERMAN ST JENNINGS LA 70546
JW TRAINING CENTER 1434 NORTH BURNSIDE AVE, SUITE 26 GONZALES LA 70737
KAPLAN HEALTHCARE CENTER 1300 W 8TH STREET KAPLAN LA 70548
KINDER RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION CENTER 13938 HWY 165 KINDER LA 70648
L E FLETCHER TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE 310 ST CHARLES STREET HOUMA LA 70360
L E FLETCHER TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (RN ONLY) 310 ST CHARLES STREET HOUMA LA 70360
L E FLETCHER TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LPN ONLY 310 ST CHARLES STREET HOUMA LA 70360
LA COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL ACADEMY, LLC 3717 GOVERNMENT STREET, SUITE 8 ALEX LA 71302
LA WAR VETERANS HOME-JACKSON 4739 LA HWY 10 JACKSON LA 70748
LACOMBE NURSING CENTER 28119 HWY 190 LACOMBE LA 70445
LAFOURCHE PARISH CAREER MAGNET CENTER 6419 HWY 308 LOCKPORT LA 70374
LANDMARK NURSING & REHAB CTR OF WEST MONROE, LLC 1611 WELLERMAN RD WEST MONROE LA 71291
LANDMARK OF ACADIANA 1710 SMEDE HIGHWAY SAINT MARTINVILLE LA 70582
LANDMARK OF LAKE CHARLES 2335 OAK PARK BOULEVARD LAKE CHARLES LA 70601
LEARNING BRIDGE CAREER INSTITUTE 1340 W TUNNEL BLVD, SUITE 110 HOUMA LA 70360
LEESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 502 Berry Ave. LEESVILLE LA 71446
LEXINGTON HOUSE 16 HEYMAN LANE ALEXANDRIA LA 71303
LIFE CARE, LLC 5100 WEST EXPRESSWAY SUITE 4 MARRERO LA 70072
LIVINGSTON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS-HOLDEN HIGH SCHOO 13120 Hwy. 441 HOLDEN LA 70744
LIVINGSTON PARISH-ALBANY HIGH SCHOOL 29700 ONE HORNET LANE ALBANY LA 70711
LIVINGSTON PARISH-DENHAM SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL 1000 North Range Ave DENHAM SPRINGS LA 70726
LIVINGSTON PARISH-LIVE OAK HIGH SCHOOL 36079 HWY 16 DENHAM SPRINGS LA 70706
LIVINGSTON PARISH-WALKER HIGH SCHOOL 9677 FLORIDA BLVD WALKER LA 70785
LOUIS MILLER TERREBONNE CAREER & TECHNICAL HIGH SC 3051 Patriot Drive HOUMA LA 70363
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE – BASTROP CAMPUS 729 Kammell St. BASTROP LA 71220
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LAKE PROVIDENCE 156 HWY 883-1 WEST LAKE PROVIDENCE LA 71254
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-RUSTON CAMPUS 1010 James Street RUSTON LA 71273
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-TALLULAH CAMPUS 132 OLD HWY 65 SOUTH TALLULAH LA 71284
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-TALLULAH-DELHI 132 OLD HIGHWAY 65 SOUTH TALLULAH LA 71284
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-WEST MONROE CAMP 609 VOCATIONAL PARKWAY WEST MONROE LA 71292
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-WINNSBORO CAMPUS 2889 HIGHWAY 15 WINNSBORO LA 71295
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-WINNSBORO/RAYVIL 1710 WARREN STREET WINNSBORO LA 71295
LOUISIANA DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE/DELTALINC 24 ACCENT DRIVE, SUITE 150 MONROE LA 71202
LOUISIANA MEDICAL CERTIFICATION-AVOYELLES CAMPUS 8269 HWY 1, SUITE 6 MANSURA LA 71350
LOUISIANA MEDICAL CERTIFICATIONS 3442 MARY DRIVE NEW ROADS LA 70760
“MED-ADVANCE TRAINING 1200 SOUTH ACADIAN THRUWAY,
SUITE 110 E BATON ROUGE LA 70806”
MIA’S MEDICAL ACADEMY, LLC 7525 FLORIDA BOULEVARD BATON ROUGE LA 70806
MONROE CITY SCHOOLS AT CARROLL MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL 2939 RENWICK STREET MONROE LA 71201
N. A. N. A. 4509 FRERET STREET NEW ORLEANS LA 70115
NEW ORLEANS CHARTER SCIENCE MATH HS 5625 LOYOLA AVE NEW ORLEANS LA 70115
NEW ORLEANS JOB CORPS CENTER 8825 AIRLINE DRIVE NEW ORLEANS LA 70118
NORTH CADDO MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL 201 AIRPORT DRIVE VIVIAN LA 71082
NORTHSHORE TCC-FLORIDA PARISHES CAMPUS 7067 HWY 10 GREENSBURG LA 70441
NORTHSHORE TCC-HAMMOND AREA CAMPUS 111 Pride Ave. HAMMOND LA 70401
NORTHSHORE TCC-SULLIVAN CAMPUS 1710 Sullivan Dr. BOGALUSA LA 70427
NORTHWEST LA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, MINDEN CAMPUS 9500 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE MINDEN LA 71058
NORTHWEST LA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, MINDEN CAMPUS LPN 9500 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE MINDEN LA 71055
NORTHWEST LTC MANSFIELD CAMPUS 943 Oxford Road MANSFIELD LA 71052
NORTHWEST LTC SHREVEPORT CAMPUS 2010 N MARKET ST SHREVEPORT LA 71107
NTCC-SULLIVAN CAMPUS/ COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL 73030 LION DRIVE COVINGTON LA 70433
NTCC-SULLIVAN CAMPUS/FONTAINEBLEAU HIGH SCHOOL 100 BULLDOG DR MANDEVILLE LA 70471
NTCC-SULLIVAN CAMPUS/PEARL RIVER HIGH SCHOOL 39110 REBEL LANE PEARL RIVER LA 70452
NTCC-SULLIVAN CAMPUS/SLIDELL HIGH SCHOOL 1 TIGER DRIVE SLIDELL LA 70458
NUNEZ COMMUNITY COLLEGE-GENERIC COLLEGE STUDENTS 3710 Paris Road CHALMETTE LA 70043
OUR LADY OF HOLY CROSS COLLEGE RN ONLY 4123 Woodland Drive NEW ORLEANS LA 70131
PETRA COLLEGE 1814 N MORRISON BLVD SUITE A HAMMOND LA 70401
POINTE COUPEE PARISH SB–LIVONIA HS 3118 LA Highway 78 LIVONIA LA 70755
PONTCHARTRAIN HEALTH CARE 1401 FLORIDA STREET MANDEVILLE LA 70448
PRAIRIE MANOR NURSING HOME 1050 EDWIN ELLIOTT DRIVE PINE PRAIRIE LA 70576
PREMIER HEALTHCARE TRAINING 816 CRESWELL LANE OPELOUSAS LA 70570
RED RIVER PARISH SCHOOL BOARD – RED RIVER HIGH SCH 550 JIM MOORE ROAD COUSHATTA LA 71019
RENEW ACCELERATED HIGH SCHOOL 3649 LAUREL ST NEW ORLEANS LA 70115
RESTHAVEN NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 1103 W MCNEESE STREET LAKE CHARLES LA 70605
RICHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 5901 HWY 165 BYPASS MONROE LA 71201
RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (RPCC) – LPN ONLY 925 WEST EDENBORNE PARKWAY GONZALES LA 70737
RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE-WEST SIDE 25250 TENANT ROAD PLAQUEMINE LA 70764
RIVER PARISHES COMMUNITY COLLEGE-WESTSIDE (LPN) 25250 TENANT ROAD PLAQUEMINE LA 70764
RIVERBEND NURSING AND REHAB CENTER 13735 HWY 23 BELLE CHASSE LA 70037
RIVERVIEW CARE CENTER 4820 MEDICAL DRIVE BOSSIER CITY LA 71112
ROSEPINE RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION CENTER, LLC 18364 CENTRAL AVENUE ROSEPINE LA 70659
RUSTON HIGH SCHOOL 900 BEARCAT DRIVE RUSTON LA 71270
SAINT AGATHA CAREER SCHOOL, LLC 7078 READ BLVD NEW ORLEANS LA 70127
SENIOR VILLAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER 315 HARRY GUILBEAU ROAD OPELOUSAS LA 70570
SHREVEPORT JOB CORPS CENTER 2815 Lillian St. SHREVEPORT LA 71109
SOUTH CENTRAL LTC-RIVER PARISHES 181 Regala Park Road RESERVE LA 70084
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLE-YOUNG MEMORIAL CAMPUS LPN 900 YOUNGS RD. MORGAN CITY LA 70381
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE -YOUNG MEMORIAL CAMPUS 900 Youngs Rd. MORGAN CITY LA 70380
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADIAN CAMPUS-LPN ONLY 1933 WEST HUTCHINSON AVE CROWLEY LA 70526
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-ARDOIN BLDG(LPN) 1101 BERTRAND DRIVE LAFAYETTE LA 70506
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CB COREIL CAMPUS LPN 1124 VOCATIONAL DR VILLE PLATTE LA 70586
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-EVANGELINE CAMPUS (LPN) 6305 MAIN HIGHWAY SAINT MARTINVILLE LA 70582
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-GULF AREA CAMPUS LPN 1115 CLOVER STREET ABBEVILLE LA 70510
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LAFAYETTE (PRECEPTOR) 1101 BERTRAND DRIVE (ARDOIN BUILDING) LAFAYETTE LA 70506
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LAFAYETTE CAMPUS (RN ) 1101 BERTRAND DRIVE LAFAYETTE LA 70506
SOUTH LA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-T H HARRIS CAMPUS LPN 332 E SOUTH STREET OPELOUSAS LA 70570
SOUTHEAST LA VETERANS HOME 4080 WEST AIRLINE HWY RESERVE LA 70084
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY RN STUDENTS 400 TENNESSEE AVENUE HAMMOND LA 70402
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT SHREVEPORT- LPN PROGRAM 610 TEXAS STREET SHREVEPORT LA 71101
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT SHREVEPORT-SCHOOL OF NURSIN 610 TEXAS STREET SUITE 500 D SHREVEPORT LA 71101
SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT RN ONLY 610 TEXAS STREET SUITE 500 D SHREVEPORT LA 71101
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA WAR VETERANS HOME 1610 EVANGELINE ROAD JENNINGS LA 70546
SOWELA TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE 3820 SENATOR J BENNETT JOHNSTON AVE LAKE CHARLES LA 70615
SOWELA TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MORGAN SMITH 2110 N SHERMAN ST JENNINGS LA 70546
SOWELA TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MORGAN SMITH LP 2110 N SHERMAN ST JENNINGS LA 70546
SOWELA- OAKDALE CAMPUS – LPN ONLY 117 HWY 1152 OAKDALE LA 71463
ST AGNES HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER 606 LATIOLAIS ROAD BREAUX BRIDGE LA 70517
ST FRANCES NURSING HOME AND REHAB CENTER 417 INDUSTRIAL DRIVE OBERLIN LA 70655
ST FRANCISVILLE COUNTRY MANOR NURSE AIDE TRAINING 15243 LA HWY 10 EAST SAINT FRANCISVILLE LA 70775
ST MARTIN PARISH COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS CENT 702 WEST BRIDGE STREET BREAUX BRIDGE LA 70517
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH SCHOOL-EAST ST. JOHN H # 1 Wildcat Drive RESERVE LA 70084
ST. MARY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD (MORGAN CITY HS) 2400 Tiger Dr MORGAN CITY LA 70380
TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM-KENTWOOD HIGH 603 9TH STREET KENTWOOD LA 70444
TANGIPAHOA PSS- INDEPENDENCE HIGH MAGNET SCHOOL 270 TIGER AVENUE INDEPENDENCE LA 70443
THE OAKS OF HOUMA 400 MONARCH DRIVE HOUMA LA 70364
TRINITY NEUROLOGIC REHABILITATION CENTER 1400 LINDBERG DR SLIDELL LA 70458
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE-WILLOW RIDGE NUR 600 FACTORY OUTLET MALL DRIVE ARCADIA LA 71001
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA@MONROE-NATCHITOCHES NURSIN 750 KEYSER AVENUE CYPRESS LA 71457
UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA@MONROE-THE OAKS 1000 McKeen Place MONROE LA 71201
VERMILION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AT ABBEVILLE HS 1305 WILDCAT DRIVE ABBEVILLE LA 70510
W.D. AND MARY BAKER SMITH CAREER CENTER (HS–PUBL) 200 18th Street LAFAYETTE LA 70501
WASHINGTON CAREER & TECH EDU CENTER -ST LANDRY ATS 152 VIOLET DRIVE OPELOUSAS LA 70570
WASHINGTON/MARION MAGNET HIGH 2802 PINEVIEW STREET LAKE CHARLES LA 70601
WEST FELICIANA HIGH SCHOOL 8604 HIGHWAY 61 SAINT FRANCISVILLE LA 70775
WEST MONROE HIGH SCHOOL 201 RIGGS STREET WEST MONROE LA 71291
WOODLAND HEALTHCARE TRAINING 133 ASPEN SQUARE, SUITE E DENHAM SPRINGS LA 70726
WYNHOVEN HEALTH CARE CENTER 1050 MEDICAL CENTER BLVD MARRERO LA 70072
ZACHARY HIGH SCHOOL 4100 BRONCO LANE ZACHARY LA 70791

Step 3 – Meet the training requirement for Louisiana

Graduating from an accredited nursing assistant class is imperative, since you will not be able to advance to the next step without having done so. Training courses in Louisiana require you to meet the state’s mandatory minimum of 40 hours in a hands-on clinical environment, and 80 hours in the classroom.

You will not be able to sit for the NNAAP until you have completed all of the required hours.

Step 4 – Pass Louisiana CNA certification test

In the State of Louisiana, you will be legally required to pass a nationally-recognized examination for nursing assistant certification – the NNAAP . The exam contains a written part together with a clinical part.

The written section of the examination consists of multiple-choice questions on things you covered during your classes, and must be completed in a scheduled time period. The clinical part asks you to display the skills you’ve practiced in a clinical setting. You must pass both sections of the examination to get your certification.

The organization that gives the exam is a national testing service named PearsonVue. The towns in Louisiana where the test is usually offered have been displayed here. To find out when the upcoming test times are at each venue, be sure to speak to the service directly.

See current testing provider for fees for examinations.

Step 5 – Get listed on the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry

The last step in becoming eligible to work as a CNA in Louisiana is getting your name included on the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry. The registry is a list managed by the Louisiana Department of Health which shows the names of any nursing assistants in the state. Unless your name is on this record, you will not be approved to work. This detail is usually handled for you, however.

The registry is normally alerted by the testing provider shortly after you’ve passed the NNAAP. In most cases, your waiting period to complete this procedure in Louisiana is a couple of weeks.

Please contact your state registry personally with the info below if you have other concerns.

Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry
PO Box 3767
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

CNA salary and jobs in Louisiana

The demand for nursing assistants is at historic levels in not just Louisiana, but throughout the entire U.S. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a 17% growth in brand new spots for CNAs nationwide through 2024, the organization is expecting to witness a 12% in Louisiana. Typical workplaces are: hospitals, nursing homes and general care facilities. Certain government organizations also employ nursing assistants, nurse aides and orderlies.

The chance to learn under licensed practical nurses and registered nurses also makes being a CNA a perfect stepping-stone to different roles in nursing in Louisiana.

Below you will find a list of the largest towns and cities in Louisiana and even more specifics on nursing assistant salary by location and county.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$9.64$12.78$18.22
Yearly$20,040 $26,590 $37,900
LouisianaHourly$7.99$9.98$13.86
Yearly$16,630 $20,760 $28,820
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA MSAHourly$8.37$10.94$14.64
Yearly$17,400 $22,750 $30,450
Baton Rouge, LA MSAHourly$8.31$10.67$14.09
Yearly$17,280 $22,200 $29,300
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSAHourly$8.09$10.62$16.06
Yearly$16,830 $22,090 $33,400
Hammond BOSHourly$8.28$10.53$13.39
Yearly$17,220 $21,910 $27,860
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA MSAHourly$7.95$9.95$14.08
Yearly$16,530 $20,690 $29,290
Monroe, LA MSAHourly$7.90$9.94$13.18
Yearly$16,440 $20,680 $27,420
Lake Charles, LA MSAHourly$7.96$9.57$12.14
Yearly$16,560 $19,900 $25,250
Lafayette, LA MSAHourly$7.94$9.37$12.26
Yearly$16,520 $19,500 $25,490
New Iberia BOSHourly$7.87$9.16$12.19
Yearly$16,370 $19,060 $25,360
Alexandria, LA MSAHourly$7.80$9.15$12.53
Yearly$16,230 $19,030 $26,060
Natchitoches BOSHourly$7.83$9.11$11.99
Yearly$16,280 $18,950 $24,940
Winnsboro BOSHourly$7.80$8.86$11.16
Yearly$16,220 $18,420 $23,210