CNA classes in Tennessee are enjoying high demand for students thanks to the tremendous expected growth for the career as a whole! Below we will get in to much more detail. A nursing assistant is a basic healthcare provider who handles a long list of direct care functions for healthcare employers including: hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities (LTCs). The time to enroll is now, so lets get started!

How to become a CNA in Tennessee

Nursing assistants in Tennessee are regulated by the (TDH) Tennessee Dept. of Health. For eligibility for any employment within Tennessee, you have to complete all training requirements and then you have to get listed on the Tennessee Nursing Aide Registry that is managed by Office of Health Care Facilities.

What’s the process to become certified in Tennessee?

Becoming a Nursing Assistant in TN requires these individual steps:

Step 1 – Have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D.

The very first step towards any occupation you pursue should be earning a high school diploma. The same is the case when it comes to the majority of jobs in medicine and health. Even in the few cases where it’s possible to find a position without finishing high school, the jobs normally do not offer much in terms of compensation or opportunities for growth.

When looking for a nursing assistant certification course, you will also find that the majority of schools require students to have a G.E.D. or diploma before registration. For these reasons, if you’re interested in earning a living in healthcare, it is a good idea to finish this worthwhile initial step.

Step 2 – Enroll in a TN-approved CNA course

The organization in charge of overseeing nurse assisting classes in Tennessee is the Tennessee Department of Health. For you to become eligible to challenge for certification, you will need to first finish a training course that is approved by this organization.

There are several things you may want to consider when you are deciding on a program to sign up for. As you compare your choices, you should take the following into consideration:

  • Locate approved training by the TN Dept. of Health
  • Check that above 70% of program grads passed the TN nurse aide licensing exam
  • See if classes fit your personal needs and schedule
  • Check what the costs are and if it is affordable

Locating TN approved CNA programs

You will need to complete a program approved by the Tennessee Department of Health before you can test for license in the state. The individual programs and class sites that are approved are listed for you below. You can find info here on the state boards website.

Approved Certified Nursing Assistant Programs in Tennessee

County/Phone #/Name of CNA Program

ANDERSON COUNTY (423) 482-7698 NHC HEALTHCARE, OAK RIDGE
ANDERSON COUNTY (865) 457-4205 ANDERSON COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER
BEDFORD COUNTY (931) 684-8340 GLEN OAKS HEALTH AND REHABILITATION
BEDFORD COUNTY (931) 685-5013 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/SHELBYVILLE @ DOVER STREET
BLEDSOE COUNTY (423) 447-6811 BLEDSOE COUNTY NURSING HOME
BLOUNT COUNTY (615) 982-1132 MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
BLOUNT COUNTY (865) 273-8300 BLOUNT MEMORIAL TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER
BLOUNT COUNTY (865) 983-0261 CONCORDIA NURSING & REHAB-FAIRPARK
BLOUNT COUNTY (865) 984-0531 ALCOA HIGH SCHOOL
BLOUNT COUNTY (865) 984-3146 LIFE CARE CENTER OF BLOUNT COUNTY
BLOUNT COUNTY (865) 984-5500 WILLIAM BLOUNT HIGH SCHOOL
BLOUNT COUNTY (865) 984-7400 CONCORDIA TRANSITIONAL CARE & REHAB-MARYVILLE
BLOUNT COUNTY (865) 984-8110 HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
BRADLEY COUNTY (423) 364-5567 WALKER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
BRADLEY COUNTY (423) 473-2377 CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BRADLEY COUNTY (423) 476-0650 BRADLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
BRADLEY COUNTY (423) 614-3838 MATRIX MEDICAL TRAINING CENTERS, LLC.
CAMPBELL COUNTY (423) 562-0760 CUMBERLAND VILLAGE GENESIS HEALTHCARE
CAMPBELL COUNTY (423) 566-9629 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/JACKSBORO
CAMPBELL COUNTY (423) 784-6626 BEECH TREE MANOR
CAMPBELL COUNTY (423) 784-9455 JELLICO HIGH SCHOOL
CAMPBELL COUNTY (423) 907-1389 TENNOVA HEALTH & REHAB OF LAFOLLETTE
CANNON COUNTY (615) 563-2144 CANNON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
CANNON COUNTY (615) 563-5939 WOODBURY HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER
CARROLL COUNTY (731) 352-2133 MCKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL
CARROLL COUNTY (731) 352-3908 MCKENZIE HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER
CARROLL COUNTY (731) 586-2061 LIFE CARE CENTER OF BRUCETON-HOLLOW ROCK
CARROLL COUNTY (731) 986-8223 HUNTINGDON HIGH SCHOOL
CARROLL COUNTY (731) 986-8943 HUNTINGDON HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER
CARTER COUNTY (423) 474-4100 UNAKA HIGH SCHOOL
CARTER COUNTY (423) 542-4133 LIFE CARE CENTER OF ELIZABETHTON
CARTER COUNTY (423) 542-5061 HILLVIEW HEALTH CENTER
CARTER COUNTY (423) 543-0070 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/ELIZABETHTON
CARTER COUNTY (423) 543-3202 SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF ELIZABETHTON REHAB & WELLNESS
CARTER COUNTY (423) 547-3840 IVY HALL NURSING HOME, INC.
CARTER COUNTY (423) 547-8015 ELIZABETHTON HIGH SCHOOL
CARTER COUNTY (423) 547-8364 HAPPY VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
CARTER COUNTY (423) 725-5200 HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL
CARTER COUNTY (423) 772-5300 CLOUDLAND HIGH SCHOOL
CHESTER COUNTY (731) 989-8125 CHESTER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
CLAIBORNE COUNTY (423) 526-2188 CLAIBORNE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER
CLAIBORNE COUNTY (423) 869-5376 TRI-STATE HEALTH AND REHABILTATION CENTER
COCKE COUNTY (423) 623-6072 BEN W. HOOPER VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
COFFEE COUNTY (931) 222-4207 NHC HEALTHCARE, TULLAHOMA
COFFEE COUNTY (931) 454-2620 TULLAHOMA HIGH SCHOOL
COFFEE COUNTY (931) 455-8557 LIFE CARE CENTER OF TULLAHOMA
COFFEE COUNTY (931) 723-5159 COFFEE COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
COFFEE COUNTY (931) 723-8744 MANCHESTER HEALTH CARE CENTER
CROCKETT COUNTY (731) 635-3368 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/RIPLEY @ ALAMO
CROCKETT COUNTY (731) 663-3803 NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING CENTER
CROCKETT COUNTY (731) 696-4525 CROCKETT COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
CUMBERLAND COUNTY (931) 277-3511 WHARTON NURSING HOME
CUMBERLAND COUNTY (931) 484-5767 STONE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL NURSING EDUCATION PROGRAM
CUMBERLAND COUNTY (931) 484-6194 CUMBERLAND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
CUMBERLAND COUNTY (931) 484-7502 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/CROSSVILLE
DAVIDSON COUNTY (269) 325-9133 NASHVILLE HEALTH CAREER CENTER, LLC OF CARERITE CENTERS
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 239-6144 MATRIX MEDICAL TRAINING CENTERS @ MADISON
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 244-6900 TREVECCA CENTER FOR REHABILITATION AND HEALING
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 292-4900 THE HEALTH CENTER AT RICHLAND PLACE
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 321-2005 SASH NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING PROG
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 333-8474 NATS, INC
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 341-4659 NASHVILLE GENERAL HOSPITAL AT MEHARRY
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 501-3500 LIFE CARE CENTER OF HICKORY WOODS
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 646-4466 LAKESHORE THE MEADOWS
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 665-9505 WOODCREST AT BLAKEFORD
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 726-0492 CUMBERLAND HEALTH CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER
DAVIDSON COUNTY (615) 871-8200 McKENDREE VILLAGE
DAVIDSON COUNTY (629) 888-5800 NHC PLACE AT THE TRACE
DECATUR COUNTY (731) 852-3591 WESTWOOD HEALTH CARE AND REHAB CENTER
DECATUR COUNTY (731) 852-3941 RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
DEKALB COUNTY (615) 597-4094 DEKALB COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
DEKALB COUNTY (615) 597-4284 NHC HEALTHCARE, SMITHVILLE
DICKSON COUNTY (615) 446-5171 DICKSON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION
DICKSON COUNTY (615) 446-8046 NHC HEALTHCARE, DICKSON
DICKSON COUNTY (615) 446-9003 DICKSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
DYER COUNTY (731) 285-9710 THE HIGHLANDS OF DYERSBURG HEALTH & REHABILITATION
DYER COUNTY (731) 286-2209 DYERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
FAYETTE COUNTY (901) 465-9861 NHC HEALTHCARE, SOMERVILLE
FENTRESS COUNTY (931) 484-7502 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/CROSSVILLE @ CLARKRANGE HIGH SC
FENTRESS COUNTY (931) 879-8101 ALVIN C. YORK INSTITUTE
FRANKLIN COUNTY (931) 967-2821 FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
FRANKLIN COUNTY (931) 967-7082 THE WATERS OF WINCHESTER
GIBSON COUNTY (731) 286-3398 DYERSBURG STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE @ PEABODY HIGH SCHOOL
GIBSON COUNTY (731) 686-0841 MILAN HIGH SCHOOL
GIBSON COUNTY (731) 686-8373 NHC HEALTHCARE, MILAN
GIBSON COUNTY (731) 692-3616 GIBSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
GIBSON COUNTY (731) 783-0999 SOUTH GIBSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
GIBSON COUNTY (731) 855-4500 TRENTON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER
GILES COUNTY (931) 363-3572 NHC HEALTHCARE, PULASKI
GILES COUNTY (931) 363-7548 MEADOWBROOK HEALTH CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
GILES COUNTY (931) 424-4014 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/PULASKI
GRAINGER COUNTY (865) 828-5295 RIDGEVIEW TERRACE OF LIFE CARE
GREENE COUNTY (423) 639-0175 GREENEVILLE/GREENE CO. CTR FOR TECH HIGH SCHOOL
GREENE COUNTY (423) 639-8131 LIFE CARE CENTER OF GREENEVILLE
GREENE COUNTY (423) 798-7940 WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-GREENEVILLE/GREEN CO. CAMPUS
GRUNDY COUNTY (931) 924-2041 SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF MONTEAGLE REHAB & WELLNESS CENTER
HAMBLEN COUNTY (423) 581-1600 MORRISTOWN WEST HIGH SCHOOL
HAMBLEN COUNTY (423) 581-5100 HERITAGE CENTER NURSING CARE
HAMBLEN COUNTY (423) 581-5435 LIFE CARE CENTER OF MORRISTOWN
HAMBLEN COUNTY (423) 585-2675 WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HAMBLEN COUNTY (423) 586-2543 MORRISTOWN-HAMBLEN HIGH SCHOOL EAST
HAMBLEN COUNTY (423) 587-9075 GOODWILL INDUSTRIES-MORRISTOWN
HAMILTON COUNTY (423) 332-0060 SODDY DAISY HEALTH CARE CENTER
HAMILTON COUNTY (423) 396-2182 LIFE CARE CENTER OF COLLEGEDALE
HAMILTON COUNTY (423) 490-1599 THE HEALTH CENTER AT STANDIFER PLACE
HAMILTON COUNTY (423) 624-1533 NHC HEALTHCARE, CHATTANOOGA
HAMILTON COUNTY (423) 847-4800 HIXSON HIGH SCHOOL
HAMILTON COUNTY (423) 874-1900 RED BANK HIGH SCHOOL
HANCOCK COUNTY (423) 585-2600 WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE @ HANCOCK MANOR NURSING HOME
HANCOCK COUNTY (423) 733-1793 HANCOCK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
HARDEMAN COUNTY (731) 254-8521 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/WHITEVILLE
HARDEMAN COUNTY (731) 658-4707 PINE MEADOWS HEALTH CARE
HARDIN COUNTY (731) 925-3976 HARDIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
HARDIN COUNTY (731) 925-7221 HARBERT HILLS ACADEMY NURSING HOME
HARDIN COUNTY (731) 926-4200 SAVANNAH HEALTH CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
HARDIN COUNTY (731) 926-8000 HARDIN COUNTY NURSING HOME
HAWKINS COUNTY (423) 272-3099 ROGERSVILLE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER
HAWKINS COUNTY (423) 357-3641 VOLUNTEER HIGH SCHOOL
HAWKINS COUNTY (423) 357-7178 CHURCH HILL HEALTH CARE AND REHAB CENTER
HAYWOOD COUNTY (731) 772-1845 HAYWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
HAYWOOD COUNTY (731) 772-3356 CRESTVIEW HEALTH CARE & REHAB CENTER
HAYWOOD COUNTY (731) 772-8160 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/WHITEVILLE @ BROWNSVILLE
HENDERSON COUNTY (731) 602-6112 SCOTTS HILL HIGH SCHOOL
HENDERSON COUNTY (731) 968-2004 LEXINGTON HEALTH CARE & REHAB
HENDERSON COUNTY (731) 968-2961 LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
HENRY COUNTY (731) 642-5232 HENRY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
HICKMAN COUNTY (931) 670-1366 EAST HICKMAN HIGH SCHOOL
HICKMAN COUNTY (931) 729-4236 LIFE CARE CENTER OF CENTERVILLE
HOUSTON COUNTY (931) 289-4141 SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF ERIN (ON-LINE PROGRAM)
HUMPHREYS COUNTY (931) 296-2532 HUMPHREYS COUNTY NURSING HOME
HUMPHREYS COUNTY (931) 296-7552 WAVERLY HEALTH CARE CENTER
JACKSON COUNTY (931) 268-0291 MABRY HEALTH CARE AND REHAB CENTER
JEFFERSON COUNTY (865) 397-3163 JEFFERSON COUNTY NURSING HOME
JEFFERSON COUNTY (865) 397-3182 JEFFERSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
JEFFERSON COUNTY (865) 475-6097 LIFE CARE CENTER OF JEFFERSON CITY
JOHNSON COUNTY (423) 727-1860 JOHNSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CAREER & TECH. EDU.
JOHNSON COUNTY (423) 727-7800 MOUNTAIN CITY CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
KNOX COUNTY (865) 246-4005 BEVERLY PARK PLACE HEALTH & REHAB C/O HILLCREST
KNOX COUNTY (865) 246-4005 WEST HILLS HEALTH AND REHAB C/O HILLCREST
KNOX COUNTY (865) 394-9960 COMPASSIONATE CARE TECHNICAL CENTER
KNOX COUNTY (865) 523-9171 SERENE MANOR MEDICAL CENTER
KNOX COUNTY (865) 524-1500 HOLSTON HEALTH & REHABILITATION
KNOX COUNTY (865) 539-5574 BEARDEN HIGH SCHOOL
KNOX COUNTY (865) 539-8670 KARNS HIGH SCHOOL
KNOX COUNTY (865) 546-5567 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/KNOXVILLE
KNOX COUNTY (865) 577-4475 SOUTH DOYLE HIGH SCHOOL
KNOX COUNTY (865) 588-8567 GOODWILL INDUSTRIES-KNOXVILLE
KNOX COUNTY (865) 594-1240 FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
KNOX COUNTY (865) 689-9130 GIBBS HIGH SCHOOL
KNOX COUNTY (865) 690-3411 SHANNONDALE HEALTH CARE CENTER
KNOX COUNTY (865) 862-8100 SENATOR BEN ATCHLEY STATE VETERANS’ HOME
KNOX COUNTY (865) 925-7552 NORTH KNOX CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
LAKE COUNTY (731) 635-3368 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/NEWBERN @ LAKE COUNTY HS
LAUDERDALE COUNTY (731) 635-2642 RIPLEY HIGH SCHOOL
LAUDERDALE COUNTY (731) 836-9642 HALLS HIGH SCHOOL
LAWRENCE COUNTY (931) 231-8850 LORETTO HIGH SCHOOL
LAWRENCE COUNTY (931) 762-6548 NHC HEALTHCARE, LAWRENCEBURG
LAWRENCE COUNTY (931) 762-9412 LAWRENCE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
LAWRENCE COUNTY (931) 762-9418 NHC-SCOTT
LAWRENCE COUNTY (931) 964-3539 SUMMERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
LEWIS COUNTY (931) 796-3233 LEWIS COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
LEWIS COUNTY (931) 796-5351 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/HOHENWALD
LINCOLN COUNTY (931) 433-6146 LINCOLN AND DONALSON CARE CENTERS
LINCOLN COUNTY (931) 433-6505 LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
LINCOLN COUNTY (931) 433-9973 FAYETTEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER
LOUDON COUNTY (865) 458-5436 CONCORDIA NURSING AND REHABILITATION – LOUDON
LOUDON COUNTY (865) 856-3028 GREENBACK HIGH SCHOOL
LOUDON COUNTY (865) 986-2072 LENOIR CITY HIGH SCHOOL
MACON COUNTY (615) 374-2147 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/HARTSVILLE @ TRI COUNTY EXT
MACON COUNTY (615) 699-2238 THE PALACE HEALTH CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
MADISON COUNTY (731) 422-9923 SOUTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL
MADISON COUNTY (731) 424-3520 JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
MADISON COUNTY (731) 668-1900 MAPLEWOOD HEALTHCARE
MADISON COUNTY (731) 668-7240 WEST TENNESSEE BUSINESS COLLEGE
MARION COUNTY (423) 658-5141 WHITWELL HIGH SCHOOL
MARION COUNTY (423) 837-7981 SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF SOUTH PITTSBURG
MARION COUNTY (423) 942-5120 MARION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
MARSHALL COUNTY (931) 359-3563 NHC HEALTHCARE, OAKWOOD
MARSHALL COUNTY (931) 359-4506 NHC HEALTHCARE, LEWISBURG
MARSHALL COUNTY (931) 359-4911 SPOT LOWE TECHNOLOGY CENTER
MAURY COUNTY (931) 381-2222 COLUMBIA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
MAURY COUNTY (931) 381-3112 NHC HEALTHCARE, COLUMBIA
MAURY COUNTY (931) 388-6443 MAGNOLIA HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
MAURY COUNTY (931) 398-6300 NHC-MAURY REGIONAL TRANSITIONAL CARE CENTER
MAURY COUNTY (931) 486-2207 SPRING HILL HIGH SCHOOL
MCMINN COUNTY (423) 263-5541 MCMINN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
MCMINN COUNTY (423) 744-2814 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/ATHENS
MCMINN COUNTY (423) 745-0434 NHC HEALTHCARE ATHENS
MCMINN COUNTY (423) 745-8633 MCMINN COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER
MCNAIRY COUNTY (731) 632-3301 ADAMSVILLE HEALTHCARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
MCNAIRY COUNTY (731) 645-3201 MCNAIRY COUNTY HEALTH CARE CENTER
MCNAIRY COUNTY (731) 645-3226 MCNAIRY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
MONROE COUNTY (423) 337-7881 SWEETWATER HIGH SCHOOL
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (931) 387-3201 MONTGOMERY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (931) 552-3002 CLARKSVILLE MANOR NURSING CENTER
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (931) 647-0269 AHAVA HEALTHCARE OF CLARKSVILLE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (931) 648-2424 TENNESSEE HEALTH CAREERS, LLC
MONTGOMERY COUNTY (931) 648-5675 NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
MOORE COUNTY (931) 759-4231 MOORE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
MORGAN COUNTY (423) 346-6285 MORGAN COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER
MORGAN COUNTY (423) 346-6691 LIFE CARE CENTER OF MORGAN COUNTY
OBION COUNTY (731) 479-1441 SOUTH FULTON HIGH SCHOOL
OBION COUNTY (731) 536-4688 OBION COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
OBION COUNTY (731) 885-2373 UNION CITY HIGH SCHOOL
OBION COUNTY (731) 885-9065 OBION COUNTY NURSING HOME
OUT OF STATE COUNTY (502) 568-7800 SIGNATURE LEARNING (ON-LINE CURRICULUM ONLY)
OUT OF STATE COUNTY (919) 694-0431 CNA EDGE (CURRICULUM ONLY)
OVERTON COUNTY (931) 823-5525 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/LIVINGSTON
OVERTON COUNTY (931) 823-6403 OVERTON COUNTY HEALTH & REHAB CENTER
PERRY COUNTY (931) 589-2134 PERRY COUNTY NURSING HOME
PERRY COUNTY (931) 589-2831 PERRY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
PICKETT COUNTY (931) 864-3162 PICKETT CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
PUTNAM COUNTY (931) 525-6655 BETHESDA HEALTH CARE CENTER
PUTNAM COUNTY (931) 528-5516 NHC HEALTHCARE, COOKEVILLE
PUTNAM COUNTY (931) 537-6524 SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF PUTNAM COUNTY
PUTNAM COUNTY (931) 823-5525 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/LIVINGSTON @ COOKEVILLE HIGHER
PUTNAM COUNTY (931) 839-4000 STANDING STONE CARE & REHAB CENTER
RHEA COUNTY (423) 365-4355 SPRING CITY CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
RHEA COUNTY (423) 664-5339 LAURELBROOK ACADEMY
ROANE COUNTY (865) 882-6703 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/HARRIMAN
ROANE COUNTY (865) 882-9159 HARRIMAN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER
ROBERTSON COUNTY (615) 384-3516 SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
ROBERTSON COUNTY (615) 384-7977 THE WATERS OF SPRINGFIELD
ROBERTSON COUNTY (615) 384-8453 NHC HEALTHCARE, SPRINGFIELD
ROBERTSON COUNTY (615) 672-3636 WHITE HOUSE HEALTH CARE & REHABILITATION
RUTHERFORD COUNTY (615) 768-5478 KENNIS INSTITUTE OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES
RUTHERFORD COUNTY (615) 893-2602 NHC HEALTHCARE, MURFREESBORO
RUTHERFORD COUNTY (615) 893-2624 COMMUNITY CARE OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY
RUTHERFORD COUNTY (615) 896-4505 BOULEVARD TERRACE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER
RUTHERFORD COUNTY (615) 904-3800 SIEGEL HIGH SCHOOL
RUTHERFORD COUNTY (615) 904-3850 BLACKMAN HIGH SCHOOL
RUTHERFORD COUNTY (615) 904-6771 STEWARTS CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
RUTHERFORD COUNTY (615) 904-9111 ADAMSPLACE HEALTHCARE CENTER
SCOTT COUNTY (423) 663-4900 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/ONEIDA-HUNTSVILLE
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY (423) 949-2154 SEQUATCHIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY (423) 949-4651 NHC HEALTHCARE, SEQUATCHIE
SEVIER COUNTY (865) 428-5454 PIGEON FORGE CARE & REHABILITATION CENTER
SEVIER COUNTY (865) 774-5851 WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (SEVIER COUNTY CAMPUS)
SHELBY COUNTY (731) 300-8871 SINCERE HEALTH CARE INSTITUTE
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 244-0844 THE HEALTHCARE INSTITUTE INC
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 244-7679 COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ACADEMY OF TENNESSEE
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 246-8613 THE HEALTHCARE READINESS INSTITUTE
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 345-1000 REMINGTON COLLEGE
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 365-3665 KIRBY PINES MANOR
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 386-3211 AVE MARIA HOME, INC
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 396-2800 DR. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS JOB CORPS CENTER
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 416-8186 SOUTHWEST CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CTR HIGH SCHOOL
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 451-9194 HEART TO HEART EDUCATION & TRAINING
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 496-9210 CERTIFIED MEDICAL ACADEMY
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 543-6100 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/MEMPHIS
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 590-1166 WILLIAM AND JOHNSON CAREER COLLEGE
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 590-1166 WILLIAM AND JOHNSON CAREER COLLEGE @ HICKORY RIDGE MALL
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 590-2275 MID-SOUTH SUPPORTIVE LIVING
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 598-3000 MEMPHIS ACADEMY OF NATIONAL NURSING ASSISTANT
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 628-6302 HEALTHCARE ACADEMY OF MEMPHIS
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 654-8183 THE ALLEGIANT INSTITUTE OF HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS LLC
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 682-5677 BRIGHT GLADE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER
SHELBY COUNTY (901) 761-4500 CAREER ACADEMY
STEWART COUNTY (931) 232-6902 DIVERSICARE OF DOVER
SULLIVAN COUNTY (423) 246-2411 HOLSTON MANOR
SULLIVAN COUNTY (423) 288-3988 THE WEXFORD HOUSE
SULLIVAN COUNTY (423) 354-1300 SULLIVAN SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
SULLIVAN COUNTY (423) 378-8400 DOBYNS-BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL
SUMNER COUNTY (615) 325-9201 PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL
SUMNER COUNTY (615) 325-9263 SIGNATURE HEALTH OF PORTLAND REHAB & WELLNESS CENTER
SUMNER COUNTY (615) 451-0788 NHC PLACE SUMNER
SUMNER COUNTY (615) 452-7132 THE WATERS OF GALLATIN
SUMNER COUNTY (615) 644-5111 WESTMORELAND CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER
SUMNER COUNTY (615) 824-0720 NHC HEALTHCARE, HENDERSONVILLE
SUMNER COUNTY (615) 824-6200 BEECH HIGH SCHOOL
TIPTON COUNTY (901) 475-0027 COVINGTON CARE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
TIPTON COUNTY (901) 837-5800 DYERSBURG STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE @ BRIGHTON HS
TROUSDALE COUNTY (615) 374-2147 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/HARTSVILLE
TROUSDALE COUNTY (615) 374-2147 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/HARTSVILLE @ TROUSDALE CO HS
UNICOI COUNTY (423) 743-1639 UNICOI COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
UNICOI COUNTY (423) 743-4131 ERWIN HEALTH CARE CENTER
UNICOI COUNTY (423) 743-7669 CENTER ON AGING AND HEALTH
UNION COUNTY (865) 992-0180 UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
UNION COUNTY (865) 992-5816 WILLOW RIDGE CENTER
VAN BUREN COUNTY (931) 946-7768 GENERATIONS CENTER OF SPENCER
WARREN COUNTY (931) 473-8431 NHC HEALTHCARE, MCMINNVILLE
WARREN COUNTY (931) 668-2011 RAINTREE MANOR
WARREN COUNTY (931) 668-5858 WARREN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
WASHINGTON COUNTY (423) 232-2200 SCIENCE HILL HIGH SCHOOL TECH CENTER
WASHINGTON COUNTY (423) 282-3311 NHC HEALTHCARE, JOHNSON CITY
WASHINGTON COUNTY (423) 431-1686 BALLAD HEALTH
WASHINGTON COUNTY (423) 477-7146 LIFE CARE CENTER OF GRAY
WASHINGTON COUNTY (423) 975-0095 LAKEBRIDGE HEALTH CARE CENTER
WASHINGTON COUNTY (423) 975-2000 AGAPE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER
WEAKLEY COUNTY (731) 364-3158 WEAKLEY COUNTY NURSING HOME
WEAKLEY COUNTY (731) 587-0503 DIVERSICARE OF MARTIN
WEAKLEY COUNTY (731) 587-3193 VANAYER HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CENTER, INC.
WHITE COUNTY (931) 738-9430 LIFE CARE CENTER OF SPARTA
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 472-4270 CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 472-4600 INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 472-4800 RAVENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 472-5200 NOLENSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 595-2080 PAGE HIGH SCHOOL
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 778-6800 NHC PLACE COOL SPRINGS
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 790-0154 NHC HEALTHCARE, FRANKLIN
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 794-8417 GRACE HEALTHCARE OF FRANKLIN
WILLIAMSON COUNTY (615) 834-6520 TENNESSEE HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION (CURRICULUM ONLY)
WILSON COUNTY (615) 374-2147 TN COLLEGE OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY/HARTSVILLE @ WILSON CO. CAREER
WILSON COUNTY (615) 444-1836 QUALITY CENTER FOR REHABILITATION AND HEALING
WILSON COUNTY (615) 444-9610 LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL
WILSON COUNTY (615) 453-4600 WILSON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
WILSON COUNTY (615) 758-5606 MT. JULIET HIGH SCHOOl

Step 3 – Satisfy training hours requirement for Tennessee

Finishing an accredited program is the only way to become a CNA. To be able to go forward with the certification process, Tennessee requires that potential nursing assistants finish a total of 75 hours of classroom study and 35 hours in a clinical environment.

You will not be deemed to be eligible to take the state’s certification exam (the Tennessee Nursing Aide Certification Exam) unless you have fulfilled this requirement.

Step 4 – Pass the Tennessee CNA certification exam

The official nursing assistant certification exam given in Tennessee is the Tennessee Nursing Aide Certification Exam. This examination asks students to complete a section containing written questions, as well as a clinical demonstration.

On the written, timed portion of the test, you’ll be asked to answer multiple-choice problems about what you were taught in your classes. The clinical part asks you to demonstrate the skills you’ve learned in a clinical setting. Completing your certification requires a passing mark on each section of the exam.

The company that gives the test is a national assessment service called Headmaster LLP. The towns in Tennessee where the assessment is typically given are displayed here.

The cost is $30 for the knowledge exam and the cost is $60 for the skills exam.

Step 5 – Become listed on the TN Nurse Aide Registry

The last step in the process of becoming eligible to work as a nursing assistant in Tennessee is ensuring that your name gets recorded on the nursing registry maintained by the TN Office of Health Care Facilities. This is a list of all of the nursing assistants in the state, and is operated by the Tennessee Department of Health. Unless you are on this list, you won’t be approved for employment. No activity is generally required from you in order to make this take place.

Shortly after you have passed the Tennessee Nursing Aide Certification Exam, the testing provider will notify the registry of your new status. The typical wait time to have your name placed on the list is a couple of weeks in Tennessee.

For solutions to any further concerns you have, we suggest that you contact the registry with the information supplied.

Tennessee Office of Health Care Facilities
665 Main Stream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-532-7841
Nurse Aide Registry: 1-800-778-4504
Fax: 615-248-3601
Email: wanda.king@tn.gov

CNA salary and jobs in Tennessee

Demand for allied health positions as a whole, let alone nursing assistants are at historic levels in not only Tennessee, but throughout the whole U.S. Through the year 2024, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 23% gain in new jobs for nursing assistants in Tennessee. The majority of new openings are expected to be created in hospitals and nursing homes. There will also be some demand at state and federal government agencies and facilities.

The chance to learn under licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) also makes working as a nursing assistant the ideal stepping-stone to different careers in nursing in Tennessee.

To review pay statistics for Tennessee by location and county, feel free to take a look at the table below.

LocationPay TypeLowMedianHigh
United StatesHourly$9.64$12.78$18.22
Yearly$20,040 $26,590 $37,900
TennesseeHourly$8.60$11.22$14.81
Yearly$17,890 $23,340 $30,800
Memphis, TN-MS-AR MSAHourly$9.18$12.26$15.83
Yearly$19,090 $25,500 $32,940
Chattanooga, TN-GA MSAHourly$9.48$11.65$15.27
Yearly$19,720 $24,240 $31,750
Cleveland, TN MSAHourly$8.89$11.55$14.74
Yearly$18,490 $24,020 $30,660
Knoxville, TN MSAHourly$9.53$11.41$14.75
Yearly$19,820 $23,740 $30,670
Clarksville, TN-KY MSAHourly$8.97$11.38$17.38
Yearly$18,660 $23,670 $36,150
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN MSAHourly$8.44$11.29$15.20
Yearly$17,540 $23,480 $31,620
Johnson City, TN MSAHourly$8.52$11.04$14.91
Yearly$17,720 $22,970 $31,010
Eastern Tennessee BOSHourly$8.59$11.00$14.36
Yearly$17,860 $22,870 $29,870
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSAHourly$8.93$10.84$13.93
Yearly$18,560 $22,550 $28,970
North Central Tennessee BOSHourly$8.43$10.71$13.55
Yearly$17,530 $22,280 $28,180
South Central Tennessee BOSHourly$8.50$10.64$12.81
Yearly$17,680 $22,140 $26,630
Morristown, TN MSAHourly$8.32$10.55$12.79
Yearly$17,310 $21,950 $26,590
Western Tennessee BOSHourly$8.06$10.33$12.73
Yearly$16,760 $21,480 $26,470
Jackson, TN MSAHourly$7.98$9.80$14.06
Yearly$16,590 $20,380 $29,240