To become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Nevada you need to take training approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN) and pass two exams. The NSBN handles the Nevada CNA program and administers the certification working with Prometric, Inc.
You must meet the following;
You do not need to do the training if you meet any of the following –
If you have to do the training, courses can be found by following this link. All approved training needs at least 75 hours. This is split between 15 hours of clinical work and 60 hours of classroom instruction. After completing the training, you can apply to take the exams. When the form for your exam is accepted, you are given a list of contacts to book your place. The exam has two parts – practical and written. You are placed on the state’s registry only when you pass both the parts.
Earning a CNA certificate can take months. The price for training is about $1000. You can get training and testing free of cost if you work at an approved facility during the training period. The employer pays your testing and training costs.
Testing fees are as follows:
Great Basin College.
College of Southern Nevada.
Truckee Meadows Community College.
CNA license is valid for two years. To keep it active, you need to renew it. You must have been in a paid job for at least 1 day in the last 2 years. Forms are sent to you around 60 days before the date of expiry.