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In the guide below we will walk you through the process of find the best CNA classes in Nebraska and how to go about becoming a CNA in Nebraska. The time to enter a healthcare field in Nebraska is when the demand is very high for the job and that exactly what we have at this very moment in time. Find out the path to certification below.

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How to become a CNA in Nebraska

The state of Nebraska’s Certified Nursing Assistants have to satisfy the training and testing requirements that are set by the Nebraska Health & Human Services. The Nebraska Health & Human Services through the Department of Reg. & Licensure manage the Nebraska nursing aide registry.

Step 1 – Meet Mandated Requirements for CNA Training in Nebraska

The list below is what you will have to do to enter accredited nurse aide courses in Nebraska.

Each CNA program has prerequisites that are required by the State of Nebraska and the school. They include the following:

Be at least 16 years old
Speak, read, write and understand English
Pass background check
Mantoux TB skin test

Step 2 – Enroll in Nebraska State approved training CNA program

Finishing your training program that is approved by the Nebraska Department of Health is necessary or you will not be able to take the test for your license. Individual program sites that are approved by the NDHHS are listed below.

All Approved Nursing Assistant Courses in Nebraska

Albion Boone Good Samaritan Society—Albion 402-395-5050

Arapahoe Furnas Good Samaritan Society—Arapahoe 308-962-5230

Ashland Saunders Ashland Care Center 402-944-7031

Beatrice Gage Good Samaritan Society-Beatrice 402-228-3304

Bellevue Sarpy Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home 402-595-2180

Boys Town Douglas Boys Town High School 402-498-1858

Burwell Garfield Burwell High School 308-346-4150

Chadron Dawes Pine Ridge Job Corps 308-432-8664

Columbus Platte Central Community College 402-562-1451

David City Butler David Place 402-367-3144

Fairbury Jefferson Heritage Care Center 402-729-2289

Grand Island Hall Central Community College 308-398-7440

Grand Island Hall Grand Island Veterans Home 308-385-6252

Grant Perkins Golden Ours Convalescent Home 308-352-7305

Hastings Adams Central Community College 402-461-2441

Humboldt Richardson Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Public Schools 402-862-2151

Kearney Buffalo Central Community College 308-338-4000

Kimball Kimball Kimball County Manor 308-235-4693

Lexington Dawson Central Community College 308-324-5936

Lincoln Lancaster Bryan College of Health Sciences 402-481-3805

Lincoln Lancaster Nebraska Health Care Association 402-435-3551

Lincoln Lancaster Providence Health Career Institute LLC 402-326-2792

Lincoln Lancaster Southeast Community College 402-437-2700

McCook Red Willow Mid-Plains Community College 308-345-8164

Macy Thurston Nebraska Indian Community College 844-440-6422

Norfolk Madison Norfolk Veterans Home 402-370-3330

Norfolk Madison Northeast Nebraska Community College 402-844-7335

North Platte Lincoln Mid-Plains Community College 308-345-8164

Ogallala Keith Indian Hills Healthcare Community 308-284-4068

Omaha Douglas Clarkson College 402-552-3396 or 402-552-6123

Omaha Douglas North Omaha Area Health Inc. (NOAH) 402-933-0737

Omaha Douglas Metro Community College 402-502-1207

Omaha Douglas Nebraska Methodist College 402-354-7100

Omaha Douglas Omaha Area Health Education Center (AHEC) 402-502-1207

Omaha Douglas Omaha Public Schools Career Center 402-557-3700

Omaha Douglas Promise Health Care Training Center Inc. 402-968-4786

Omaha Douglas Quality Living 402-573-3700

Omaha Douglas Quality Career Pathways 402-609-9583

Oshkosh Garden Regional West Garden County 308-772-3286

Papillion Sarpy Health Systems Academy/Papillion LaVista Schools 402-829-5886

Papillion Sarpy Papillion-LaVista Night School 402-898-0400

Ponca Dixon Elms Health Care Center 402-755-2233

Ralston Douglas Ralston High School 402-898-3590

Ravenna Buffalo Good Samaritan Society—Ravenna 308-452-3230

Scottsbluff Scottsbluff Western Nebraska Community College 308-635-6705

Tecumseh Johnson Johnson County Central High School 402-335-3328

York York York General Hearthstone 402-362-4333

Step 3 – Satisfy the state of Nebraska requirement for training

Having at least a total of 75 hours of CNA educational training and 16 hours in a clinical training is required to be able to move on toward your CNA certification and take the examination.

Step 4 – Pass the Nebraska CNA certification test

Certified nursing assistants in Nebraska must pass the Nebraska CNA Examination to receive their certification. The test is made of a written and clinical segment. Nebraska uses multiple options for students to take the test to be a nursing assistants in the state. The two options in the state of Nebraska are listed below. You will need to check with the provider to learn about examination dates and times for when the next exams are going to be administered. Nebraska Health Care Learning Center Providence Health Care Institute

The Nebraska Health Care Institute charges $20 for the written exam and the cost is $32 for the clinical exam.

Step 5 – Get listed on Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry

The CNA registry is the full listing of employable nurse aides in Nebraska and once you pass the certification test you will be added to the registry. The registry is managed by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Once you pass the exam, the testing facility will contact NDHHS and have your name added. The time frame you can expect to be added is about two weeks.

Nebraska Health & Human Services Dept. of Reg. & Licensure PO Box 94986 Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

CNA salary and jobs in Nebraska

There is a forecasted 12% growth in additional jobs for nursing assistants in Nebraska. To see exactly what nursing assistants make in Nebraska, check out the data table below showcasing the pay outlook by city and region.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$9.64$12.78$18.22
Northeastern NebraskaHourly$10.13$12.88$17.71
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IAHourly$10.11$12.53$16.04
Lincoln, NEHourly$9.83$12.04$15.73
Southeastern NebraskaHourly$9.99$12.04$15.00
Central NebraskaHourly$9.94$11.84$15.37
Western NebraskaHourly$10.03$11.75$14.81
Sioux City, IA-NE-SDHourly$9.96$11.68$15.54

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