CNA Classes in Nebraska (NE)

To become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Nebraska you need to do a training program which is handled by the ‘Department of Health and Human Services’. After your training you have to do an exam. If you pass you become a registered CNA.

Before you Start.

If you want to become a CNA in Nebraska you have to meet the following;

  • You must be at least 16 years old.
  • You must have a High School Diploma or a GED.
  • You must understand and speak English.
  • You must do a physical exam, and pass a drug and TB test, also have proof of immunizations.
  • You must have a criminal background check, including felony arrest and fingerprints.

How to Apply.

Some people do not have to do the training if they can show that they are experienced and can take the exams straight away.

The following are those candidates-

  • If you certificate has lapsed by no more than two years.
  • A military CNA, nursing student, a candidate with foreign Certified Nursing Aide training, and a lapsed LPN or RN.

Everyone else needs training at state approved centers. A list can be seen by following this link.

Training programs are split between the classroom and hands-on experience. The training takes at least 75 hours with 16 hours practical learning and the rest in the classroom. After the training you can apply for the exams.  The exam has 70 questions and you need to do 6 nursing aide tasks in order to pass.

You can apply for the exam by contacting to either of the following –

Province Health Care Institute.

4600 Valley Road, Suite 401,
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510.
Phone: (402)364-2330 or 326-2792
Website –  Follow this link.

Nebraska Health Care learning Center.

3900 NW 12th Street, Suite 100,
Lincoln, Nebraska 68521-3037.
Phone: (402)435-3551
Website: –Follow this link.


CNA certification in Nebraska costs about $500. If you get the training where you work then the fees are given back to you.

Certificate Renewal.

  • A certificate lasts for 24 months. If certified nursing assistants are not involved in a paid job for over 24 months, your certificate lapses.
  • You don’t have to continue with your training to stay active on the register but you do need to prove that you have done at least 12 hours paid work at a licensed Medicaid facility.
  • CNAs, who have completed the training of 75 hours but are not working for 2 years, can renew the certifications by taking the exams again.

Must Know Facts.

  • If candidates fail to pass the exam in 3 attempts must retake the 75 hours training.

Traditional Classes Training Centers

School City Phone
Central Community College Columbus (402) 562-1451 Request Information
Central Community College Grand Island (308) 398-7440 Request Information
Central Community College Hastings (2) 461-2441 Request Information
Central Community College Kearney (8) 338-4000 Request Information
Central Community College Lexington (308) 324-5936 Request Information
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha (402) 354-7078 Request Information
Mid Plains Community College North Platte (8) 345-8164 Request Information
Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff (308) 635-6705 Request Information
BryanLGH College of Health Sciences Lincoln (402) 481-3802 Request Information
Metropolitan Community College Omaha (402) 738-4791 Request Information
Union College, Lincoln Lincoln (402) 486-2524 Request Information
Clarkson College Omaha 552-6123 Request Information
Southeast Community College Lincoln (402) 437-2707 Request Information
Ashland Care Center Ashland (402) 944-7031
Good Samaritan Society-Atkinson Atkinson (402) 925-2875
Good Samaritan Society-Beatrice Beatrice (402) 228-3304
Heavenly Health Care University Inc. Bellevue (402) 502-8330
Douglas Boys Town High School Boys Town (402) 498-1858
Pine Ridge Job Corps Chadron (308) 432-8664
David Place David City (402) 367-3144
Heritage Estates Gering (308) 436-5007
Grand Island Veterans Home Grand Island (308) 385-6252
Blue Valley Lutheran Care Home Hebron (402) 768-3930
Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer Public Schools Humboldt (402) 862-2151
Kimball County Manor Kimball (308) 235-4693
Nebraska Health Care Association Lincoln (402) 435-3551
Providence Health Career Institute LLC Lincoln 326-2792
Willow Mid-Plains Community College Mccook (308) 345-8164
McCool Junction School Mccool Junction (402) 724-2231
Crestview Care Center Milford (402) 761-2261
Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home Newman Grove (402) 447-6203
Northeast Nebraska Community College Norfolk (402) 844-7335
Linden Court North Platte (308) 532-5774
Caregiver’s Support Services Omaha (402) 502-1764
Freedom In Home Services LLC Omaha (402) 934-2224
National Workforce Training Institute Omaha (402) 686-4967
Omaha Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Omaha (402) 502-1207
Omaha Public Schools Career Center Omaha (402) 557-3700
OOIC (Omaha Opportunities Industrialization Center) Omaha (402) 457-4222
Quality CNA/CMA LLC Omaha (402) 609-9583
Quality Living Omaha (402) 573-3700
Health Systems Academy/Papillion LaVista Schools Papillion (402) 829-5886
Papillion-LaVista Night School Papillion (402) 898-0400
Elms Health Care Center Ponca (402) 755-2233
Ralston High School Ralston (402) 898-3590
Good Samaritan Society-Syracuse Syracuse (402) 269-2251
Johnson County Central High School Tecumseh (402) 335-3328
York General Hearthstone York (402) 362-4333

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