CNA Certification in Washington State (2022)

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington - Prosser

125 North Wamba Road Prosser, WA, 99350

509-458-2509

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (Opportunities for Industrialization Center)

1222 N Post St Spokane, WA, 99201

509-458-2509

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

1222 N Post Street Spokane, WA, 99201

509-458-2509

Alderwood Park Convalescent Center

2726 Alderwood Ave Bellingham, WA, 98225

360-733-2322

American Healthcare CNA School

6951 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Suite 201 Seattle, WA, 98118

206-838-4094

Avalon Care Center - Othello LLC

495 North 13th Street, Othello, WA, 99344

509-488-9609

Avamere Bellingham Healthcare

1200 Birchwood Ave Bellingham, WA, 98225

360-734-9295

Avamere Heritage Rehabilitation of Tacoma

7411 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA, 98408

253-474-8456

Avamere Queen Anne Healthcare

2717 Dexter Ave N Seattle, WA, 98109

206-284-7012

Avamere Richmond Beach

19235 15th Ave. N W Shoreline, WA, 98177

206-546-2666

Avamere St. Francis

3121 Squalicum Pkwy Bellingham, WA, 98225

360-734-6760

Avamere Transitional Care of Puget Sound

630 S Pearl. St Tacoma, WA, 98225

253-671-7300

Bates Technical College

1101 South Yakima Avenue Tacoma, WA, 98405

253-680-7328

Bellevue College

3000 Landerholm Circle Se Bellevue, WA, 98007-6484

425-564-5604

Bellingham Technical College I-Best

3028 Lindbergh Ave Bellingham, WA, 98225-1599

360-752-8423

Bellingham Technical College

3028 Lindberg Avenue Bellingham, WA, 98225-1599

360-752-8423

Big Bend Community College

7662 Chanute Street Northeast Moses Lake, WA, 98837

509-793-2130

Blossom Nursing Assistant Training Program

24437 Russell Road S T E-108 Kent, WA, 98032

253-301-3418

Blossom Nursing Assistant Training

8730 S. Tacoma Way, Unit 102 Lakewood, WA, 98499

206-228-9990

Buena Vista Healthcare

151 Buena Vista Drive Colville, WA, 99114

509-684-4539

Care Plus Home Health, Inc

1950 Pottery Ave Suite 160 Port Orchard, WA, 98366

360-373-8016

Career in Caregiving

1570 Bishop Road Chehalis, WA, 98532

360-748-3112

Centralia College

600 W Locust Centralia, WA, 98531

360-753-3433 Ext. 378

Christian Health Care Center

855 Aaron Drive Lynden, WA, 98264

360-354-4434

Clark College

1933 Fort Vancouver Way M S C T C 245 Vancouver, WA, 98663

360-992-2939

Clark County Career Development Center

9120 Northeast Vancouver Mall Loop Suite 120 Vancouver, WA, 98675

360-574-1535

Clark County Skills Center

12200 Northeast 28th Street Vancouver, WA, 98682

360-604-1050

Clover Park High School

11023 Gravelly Lake Drive S W Lakewood, WA, 98499

253-589-6013

Clover Park Technical College at Emerald Ridge High School

12405 84th Street East Puyallup, WA, 98374

253-589-5679

Clover Park Technical College at Puyallup High School

105 7th St. S W Puyallup, WA, 98371

253-589-5679

Clover Park Technical College at Rogers High School

12801 86th Ave. E.Puyallup, WA, 98373

253-589-5679

Clover Park Technical College

4500 Steilacom Blvd Sw - Bldg 14 Lakewood, WA, 98499-4098

253-589-6013

Clover Park Technical NAC/ESL

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4500 Steilacoom Blvd S W Lakewood, WA, 98499

253-589-6013

CNA School of Longview/Health Education Center

5612 Ocean Beach Highway Suite 112 Longview, WA, 98632

360-747-7716

CNA Training School of Nursing

1924 Belmont Loop Woodland, WA, 98674

360-546-0098

Columbia Basin College

2600 North 20th Avenue Pasco, WA, 99301

509-544-8300

Columbia Basin Job Corps

6739 24th Street Moses Lake, WA, 98837

509-762-2341

Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center

900 Yonezawa Blvd Moses Lake, WA, 98837

509-793-7000

Columbia County Health System

1012 South 3rd Street Dayton, WA, 99328

509-382-8349

Columbia Crest Care And Rehabilitation

1100 East Nelson Road Moses Lake, WA, 98837

509-768-6788

Columbia Safety Training Center

418 North Kellogg Street STE-A, Kennewick, WA, 99336

509-820-3883

Cottesmore of Life Care

2909 14 Th Avenue Nw Gig Harbor, WA, 98335

253-851-5433

Crescent Health Care

505 N 40th Ave Yakima, WA, 98908

509-248-4446

Crystal Point CNA Training School

32105 1st. Avenue South S T E B2 Federal Way, WA, 98003

253-874-0516

Delta Rehabilitation

1705 Terrace Avenue Snohomish, WA, 98290

360-568-2168

Divine CNA Training

1707 S. 341st Place, Unit D Federal Way, WA, 98023

253-874-0174

DT&T NA Training School

148 Sw 153 Rd St, Suite 201 Burien, WA, 98166

206-439-6715

Edmonds Community College

2000-68 Th Avenue W Lynnwood, WA, 98036-5999

425-640-1691

Edmonds Community College-Catch

20000 68 Th Ave W Lynnwood, WA, 98036

425-640-1990

Edmonds-Mountlake Terrace High School

21801 44th Ave West Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043

425-431-7120

Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center

2323 Jensen St Enumclaw, WA, 98022-3605

360-825-4351

Everett Community College

2000 Tower St Everett, WA, 98201-1390

425-388-9468

Evergreen Nursing School

16326 Se 15th St Bellevue, WA, 98008

425-449-8229

Excel Health Careers Training (Conditional Approval)

22659 Pacific Highway South, Ste 301 Des Moines, WA, 98198

206-271-1946

Ferry County Memorial Hospital

36 Klondike Road Republic, WA, 99166

509-775-3333

Forks Community Hospital District No. 1

530 Bogachiel Way Forks, WA, 98331

360-374-6271

Franklin Hills Skilled Nursing

1140 North Mullan Avenue Room 102 Spokane, WA, 99208

208-610-1661

Frontier Rehabilitation

1500 3rd Avenue Longview, WA, 98632

360-423-8800

Garfield County Hospital District

66 North 6th Street Pomeroy, WA, 99347

509-843-1591

Grays Harbor College

1620 Edward P Smith Drive Aberdeen, WA, 98520

360-538-4244

Green River Community College

12401 Southeast 320th Street Auburn, WA, 98092

253 -833-9111

Harmony House Health Care Center

100 River Plaza Brewster, WA, 98812

509-689-2546

Health Care Training Center

112 N. University Suite 102 Spokane, WA, 99216

509-893-1776

Health Professionals Institute

33305 1 St Way South Suite B-207 Federal Way, WA, 98003

253-252-3956

Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School

Evergreen School District P.O. Box 8910 Vancouver, WA, 98668

360-604-6340

Highline Community College

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2400 South 240 Th Street Des Moines, WA, 98198

206-592-3615

Hillcrest At Summitview

3801 Summitview Avenue Yakima, WA, 98902

509-853-1830

Issaquah Health and Rehabilitation NAC Training Program

805 Front Street Issaquah, WA, 98027

425-392-1271

Kelso School District

1405 Deleware Street - S J M C Longview, WA, 98632

360-414-2848

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

11605 132nd Avenue N E Kirkland, WA, 98034

425-739-8344

Lakeland Village

2320 South Salnave Road Medical Lake, WA, 99022

509-299-1036

Lakeridge Solana Alzheimer's Care Center

817 E Plum St Moses Lake, WA, 98837-1870

509-765-7835

Landmark Care Center

710 North 39th Avenue Yakima, WA, 98902

509-248-4102

Legacy Training Services

404 N Conway St, Kennewick, WA, 99336-3047

509-783-4680

Life Care Center of Puyallup

511 10th Ave Se Puyallup, WA, 98372

253-845-7566

Lincoln Hospital District #3

10 Nicholls Street Davenport, WA, 99122

509-725-7101

Linden Grove

400 29th Street N E Puyallup, WA, 98372

253-840-4400

Lower Columbia College

1600 Maple Street Longview, WA, 98632-0312

360-442-2865

Martha and Mary Health And Rehab

19160 Front St Ne Poulsbo, WA, 98370

360-394-3292

Med Smart Academy (Conditional Approval)

1410 7th Street Suite C-2 Marysville, WA, 98270

425-737-1605

Medprep Vocational Training Center

1830 Broadway Everett, WA, 98201

425-257-9888

Mena Nursing Assistant Training School

3220 Rainier Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98114

425-207-7688

New Chapters In Healthcare Education

320 W Spofford Ave Spokane, WA, 99205-4750

509-847-5202

New Market Vocational Skills Center

7299 New Market Street Tumwater, WA, 98501

360-570-4434

Newtech Skills Center

4141 N Regal Street Spokane, WA, 99207

509-354-7409

North Central Care Center

1812 N. Wall Spokane, WA, 99205

509-328-6030

North Olympic Peninsula Skill Center

905 West 9th Street Port Angeles, WA, 98363

360-565-1566

North Seattle Community College

9600 College Way North Seattle, WA, 98103

206-934-6067

North Shore School District / Health Occupations Program

19619-136 Th Ave Ne Woodinville, WA, 98072

425-408-7400

North Valley Extended Care NVEC Blended Learning

203 S Western Ave Tonasket, WA, 98855-8803

509-486-2151

North Valley Hospital / Nursing Home

203 S Western Ave Tonasket, WA, 98855

509-486-2151

Northcare Training

3717 196th St. S W Lynnwood, WA, 98204

425-239-5027

Northwest Career And Technical Academy

2205 W. Campus Place Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

360-848-0706

Northwest NAC Training

11606 Northeast 66th Street Suite #103 Vancouver, WA, 98604

360-882-0101

Nursing Assistant Training Institute

18336 Aurora Ave. N. #102 Shoreline, WA, 98133-6134

206-546-1120

Nursing Assistant Training School

699 Strander Blvd Tukwila, WA, 98188

206-575-2010

NW Career and Technical High School

4500 Steilacoom Blvd Sw Lakewood, WA, 98499

253-589-6013

Odessa Memorial Hospital

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P.O. Box 368 Odessa, WA, 99159

509-982-2611

Olympic College

937 Alpine Way Shelton, WA, 98584

360-475-7764

Olympic College

1600 Chester Ave Bremerton, WA, 98346

360-475-7764

Orchard Park Care Center

4755 S 48 Th Tacoma, WA, 98409

253-475-4611

Park Manor

1710 Plaza Way Walla Walla, WA, 99362

509-529-4218

Peninsula College

1502 East Lauridsen Boulevard Port Angeles, WA, 98362

360-452-9277

Pierce College

1601 - 39th Avenue Se Puyallup, WA, 98374-2222

253-840-8400

Pierce College IBEST

1601 - 39th Avenue Se Puyallup, WA, 98374-2222

253-840-8400

Pierce County Skills Center

16117 Canyon Road East Puyallup, WA, 98375

253-589-6013

Prestige Care & Rehabilitation Pinewood Terrace

1000 E Elep Ave Colville, WA, 99114-5014

503-330-4110

Prestige Care Brighton Court Assisted Living Center

1308 N Vercler Rd Spokane, WA, 99216

503-330-4112

Prestige Care Colonial Vista

625 Okanogan Ave Wenatchee, WA, 98801

509-663-1171

Prestige Care Post Acute & Rehabilitation Center

1050 East Mountain View Ellensburg, WA, 98926

503-330-4112

ProCare Academy of Washington - Lakewood

9116 Gravelly Lk Dr Sw Lakewood, WA, 98499

888-960-2553

ProCare Academy of Washington - Olympia

3773 Martin Way E Suite A102 Olympia, WA, 98506

888-960-2553

Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital

500 E. Webster Avenue Chewelah, WA, 99109

509-685-5455

Puget Skilled Nursing

4001 Capital Mall Dr S W Olympia, WA, 98502

618-792-8877

Puget Sound Skills Center

18010 8th S Burien, WA, 98148

206-631-7300

Regency Canyon Lakes

2702 S Ely Street, Kennewick, WA, 99337

509-582-5900

Regency Care Center at Monroe

1355 W Main St Monroe, WA, 98272

360-794-4011

Renton Technical College at Kentlake - Kentlake High School

21401 S E Falcon Way Kent, WA, 98042

425-235-5728

Renton Technical College

3000 N E 4th Street Renton, WA, 98056-4195

425-235-5728

River Mountain Training Center

100 Scott Ave Newport, WA, 99156

509-447-9469

Rockwood Retirement Nursing Assistant Training Program

2903 East 25th Ave Spokane, WA, 99223

509-536-6650

Royal College Of Medical Training

1035 Andover Park West, Suite 210 Tukwila, WA, 98188

206-575-7961

Sammamish High School

100 - 140th Avenue Se Bellevue, WA, 98005

425-456-7617

Sea Tech Skills Center

525 Campus Loop Drive Walla Walla, WA, 99362

509-526-2000

Seattle Central Community College

1200 12th Ave S Seattle, WA, 98144

206-934-4347

Seattle Skills Center- Medical Careers

3000 California Ave Sw Room #230 / Skill Center Seattle, WA, 98106

206-252-0730

Sequim Health and Rehabilitation

650 West Hemlock Sequim, WA, 98382

360-582-2400

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave North Shoreline, WA, 98133

206-546-4101

Simmons And Holliday

2103 Harrison Ave Olympia, WA, 98502

360-350-0037

Skagit Valley College IBEST Whidbey Island Campus

1900 S E Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA, 98277

360-679-5323

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus

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1900 Se Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA, 98277

360-679-5323

Skagit Valley College: Main Campus

2405 E College Way Mt. Vernon, WA, 98273-5899

360-333-8802

Skagit Valley College-Ibest

2405 E College Way Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

360-416-7600

Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center

9001 Airport Road Everett, WA, 98204

425-348-2227

South Puget Sound Community College

2011 Mottman Road S W Olympia, WA, 98512

360-596-5200

South Seattle Community College

6000 - 16th Avenue S W Seattle, WA, 98106-1499

206-934-5310

Sparrow Healthcare Education, LLC

11703 East Sprague Suite C-2 Spokane Valley, WA, 99206

425-359-8925

Spokane Community College - Spokane Campus

1810 N Greene Street (Ms2090)Spokane, WA, 99217

509-533-7120

509-533-7311

Spring Creek Assisted Living Facility

223 East Bakerview Road Bellingham, WA, 98226

360-756-2301

Stafford Healthcare at Ridgemont

2051 Pottery Avenue Port Orchard, WA, 98366

360-876-4461

Stafholt Good Samaritan Center

456 C St Blaine, WA, 98230

360-332-8733

Sunrise Services

1908 Riverside Drive Mt. Vernon, WA, 98273

360-755-3801

7003 Evergreen Way Everett, WA, 98203

425-212-4210

Tacoma Community College

6501 S 19th St Tacoma, WA, 98466-6139

253-566-5085

Tri-Tech Skills Center

5929 West Metaline, Kennewick, WA, 99336

509-222-7300

Twin Harbors Branch Skills Center

410 North G Street Aberdeen, WA, 98520

360-538-2038

Walla Walla Community College

500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA, 99362-9267

509-527-4462

Washington Network for Innovative Careers

11605 132nd Ave Ne Kirkland, WA, 98034

425-739-8400

Washington Odd Fellows Home

534 Boyer Ave Walla Walla, WA, 99362-2047

509-525-6463

Wenatchee High School

1101 Millerdale Wenatchee, WA, 98801

509-663-8117 Ext 550

Wenatchee Valley College - Omak Campus

P.O. Box 2058 Omak, WA, 98841

509-442-7952

Wenatchee Valley College Fast Track

1300 5th Street Wenatchee, WA, 98801

509-682-6662

Wenatchee Valley College

1300 5th Street Wenatchee, WA, 98801

509-682-6662

Wesley CNA Academy

1122 South 216th Street Des Moines, WA, 98198

206-870-1392

West Sound Vocational Skills Center

101 National Avenue N Bremerton, WA, 98312

360-473-0550

Whatcom Community College

237 W Kellogg Rd Bellingham, WA, 98226

360-383-3530

Whitman Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Assistant Training Program

1150 West Fairview Street Colfax, WA, 99111

509-397-4603

Willow Springs Care

4007 Tieton Drive Yakima, WA, 98908

509-966-4500

Yakima Valley Community College

16th and Nob Hill Boulevard Yakima, WA, 98907

509-574-4902

Yakima Valley School

609 Speyers Rd Selah, WA, 98942

509-698-1245

Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center - Sunnyside

437 Barnard Blvd Sunnyside, WA, 98944

509-930-2708

Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center Sunnyside Evening

437 Barnard Blvd Sunnyside, WA, 98944

509-837-2466

Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center

1120 South 18th St Yakima, WA, 98901

509-573-5522

FAQs

How do I become a CNA in Washington state? ›

Applicants must complete a minimum of 85 hours of training through a state-approved program. Students who are in a licensed practical nursing or registered nursing program, and who have met the minimum requirement, also qualify. In addition, military medic or corpsman training may meet our requirements.

How long is CNA training in WA? ›

Washington State Requirements for CNAs

In Washington, CNA candidates must complete a minimum of 85 hours of classes in a state-approved CNA program. There is a combination of both classroom and learning in a clinical structure. In Washington State, 7 of the 85 hours must consist of an HIV/AIDS classes.

How much CNA Get Paid in Washington State? ›

Salaries by years of experience in Washington State
Years of experiencePer hour
1 to 2 years$20.58
3 to 5 years$21.67
6 to 9 years$22.22
More than 10 years$24.49
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How do I become CNA certified? ›

Four Steps to Become a CNA
  1. Earn Your High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Complete a State-Approved CNA Training Program.
  3. Complete In-Person Clinical Training.
  4. Pass a State-Approved CNA Certification Exam.
3 Oct 2021

Where do CNA get paid the most? ›

While Alaska boasts the highest average salary for CNAs, the state also maintains a high cost of living, as do other top states, including New York, California, Hawaii, and Massachusetts. The cities that offer the highest CNA salaries are all located in California.

How long is a CNA program? ›

Generally, most certified nursing assistant programs take between four and 12 weeks. This is broken into instructional hours and clinical practice. A typical 120-hour CNA program offered over six weeks may include four weeks in class and two weeks in a clinical setting, depending on state guidelines.

How much are CNAs paid in Seattle? ›

Salaries by years of experience in Seattle, WA
Years of experiencePer hour
1 to 2 years$21.76
3 to 5 years$22.92
6 to 9 years$23.50
More than 10 years$25.90
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Can I get my CNA online? ›

Can I get a CNA license online? Many programs offer CNA classes online. However, learners must complete an in-person clinical. They may fulfill this requirement at a hospital or other healthcare setting.

How do you keep CNA license active in Washington? ›

Once you obtain your license, you need to renew it every year. Washington State CNA renewal is straightforward if you complete it on time and meet the minimum requirements. Your license expires every year on your birthday and must be renewed before then.

What's the most a CNA can make an hour? ›

While ZipRecruiter is seeing hourly wages as high as $24.76 and as low as $8.89, the majority of CNA' wages currently range between $12.98 (25th percentile) to $18.03 (75th percentile) across the United States.

How much does a cna make a month? ›

As of Sep 25, 2022, the average monthly pay for a CNA' in the United States is $2,762 a month. While ZipRecruiter is seeing monthly salaries as high as $4,292 and as low as $1,542, the majority of CNA' salaries currently range between $2,250 (25th percentile) to $3,125 (75th percentile) across the United States.

What's minimum wage in Washington? ›

Minimum Wage. The 2022 Minimum Wage in the state of Washington is $14.49 per hour. Washington employers must pay most employees at least the minimum wage for every hour worked. As of January 1, 2023 the minimum wage will increase to $15.74 per hour.

What is a CNA salary? ›

CNA Average Salary in the United States

Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that CNAs earned average annual wages of $32,050 in 2020, the equivalent of $15.41 per hour.

Is being a CNA worth it? ›

Well, a career as a CNA offers excellent benefits, and there are always opportunities for advancement and growth in the healthcare field. However, it can be challenging to find time outside of work hours for personal life commitments when working at least 40 hours per week or more and the pay is not that great.

How long does CNA certification last? ›

CNA certification typically lasts for 2 years. The certification is renewable upon submission of a renewal form and fee as long as the CNA has maintained employment during this time (the exact number of employment hours to be eligible will differ by state).

Where is the best place to work as a CNA? ›

Hospitals: Hospital jobs are often at the top of the list for CNAs. The pay and benefits are good, and it's fun to work with a variety of health care professionals. A CNA may be paired with a single nurse or assigned to a group of patients for the shift.

What does a CNA do in Med Surg? ›

Nursing assistants who work on a surgical floor provide a range of post-surgical care services. Some of these services include the monitoring and recording of vital signs. Nursing assistants help to keep an eye out for signs of infection, shock and other complications.

What do nursing assistants do? ›

Nursing Assistants help patients with what they need, serve them meals, monitor their vital statistics, and dispense their medication. A Nursing Assistant may also be required to help patients if they have mobility issues.

What is it like being a CNA? ›

Nursing assistants work every day to demonstrate compassion for their patients and give them the best care they can. Nursing assistants personally care for patients on a daily basis — which means you'll have the opportunity for a lot of personal patient interactions.

How long will it take to become a nurse? ›

Depending on the specific nursing program that you enroll in, it could take anywhere from 16 months to four years to become a registered nurse. “I chose to earn my BSN, which takes four years,” says ChiChi Akanegbu, who completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Regis College as a part of the Class of 2020.

How much does a cna make per hour in Texas? ›

Salaries by years of experience in Texas
Years of experiencePer hour
1 to 2 years$15.55
3 to 5 years$16.38
6 to 9 years$16.80
More than 10 years$18.51
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How much does it cost to get your CNA online? ›

About CNA online

The cost to attend CNA online ranges from $100 to $570 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $500. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "This certification program was free for everyone".

What is the difference between CNA and patient care technician? ›

Patient care technicians can expect to perform many of the same functions as CNAs on a daily basis. However, they have more advanced medical training that also allows them to perform procedures like inserting catheters, removing stitches or staples, or operating more advanced medical monitoring equipment.

What does CNA stand for? ›

Certified nursing assistants may also be called a nursing assistant, a nurse's aid, or a patient care assistant. CNAs work directly with patients and nurses, helping with the many physical and complex tasks for patient care.

How long does it take to get CNA reciprocity in Washington state? ›

A: Reciprocity applications are processed within 15 days of receipt of the completed application.

How long do I have to renew my CNA license after it expires in Washington state? ›

Nearly all health professionals whose credentials are within 90 days of their expiration date may renew their active status licenses, registrations or certifications online. Many professions have been setup to renew credentials online when expired.

What happens if I don't renew my CNA license? ›

What happens if I do not renew my CNA certificate by the expiration date? If you do not renew your certificate by midnight of the expiration date, your certificate becomes delinquent and you cannot work as a CNA until the certificate is renewed.

Which is better CNA or CMA? ›

CNA vs CMA salary difference is approximately $5,000. Certified nursing assistants typically earn around $28,000 yearly, while certified medical assistants earn almost $34,000. Certified medical assistants can find some higher-paying jobs in the following industries, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Makes a Great CNA? ›

Empathy and Compassion

To offer care that truly has a beneficial impact on their patients, a CNA should have empathy for what others are going through and compassion to foster a caring bedside manner that puts patients at ease. These attributes help CNAs emotionally connect with and support their patients in distress.

What is a CNA salary in California? ›

The average salary for a nursing assistant is $21.65 per hour in California and $5,607 overtime per year. 25.2k salaries reported, updated at September 13, 2022. Is this useful? Maybe.

Is being a CNA gross? ›

Find schools and get information on the program that's right for you. While the job is not glamorous, there are a few things that are pretty great about being a CNA, and a few that are – well… they're just gross. The good news is, you'll get used to the gross stuff as you develop a routine and learn from your mistakes.

Do Cnas have a union? ›

CNA is the designated union for registered nurses in public and private facilities throughout California. For years, public employees in California have been forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment, allowing unions to take their members for granted.

What is a livable wage in Washington state? ›

Living Wage Calculation for King County, Washington
1 ADULT2 ADULTS (BOTH WORKING)
0 Children2 Children
Living Wage$21.42$26.65
Poverty Wage$6.19$6.37
Minimum Wage$14.49$14.49

What states pay $15 an hour? ›

How Many States Have a $15 Minimum Wage?
  • Minimum Wage Management. Simplified. ...
  • Early 2022 State Minimum Wage Rates.
  • California. Long a pacesetter for employment law across the U.S., California marks the first state to reach the $15 threshold. ...
  • Connecticut. ...
  • Delaware. ...
  • Florida. ...
  • Hawaii. ...
  • Illinois.

Is Washington a Right to Work 2022? ›

Washington is not a Right to Work state. Right to Work is a term used to describe states that have laws that guarantee legal protection for employees who choose not to join their respective field's union. In non-Right to Work states, certain employees may be required to join a union.

How much do LPN make in USA? ›

The average annual salary for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) is $50,090 per year ($24.08 per hour), according to 2020 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). LPN's in the top 10% earn more than $65,000 per year ($31.50 hourly based on a 40-hour workweek).

What are the cons of nursing assistant? ›

Con: Physically demanding

The certified nursing assistant position is a physically demanding job, as CNAs frequently transfer disabled patients or residents between the bed and chair, or move overweight bedridden patients to the top of their beds.

What questions do they ask in a CNA interview? ›

Questions you can ask yourself at a CNA interview
  • Can you tell me about Orientation here? How long is it?
  • How many people work here? What is the staff-to-patient ratio?
  • What is a typical day or week like?
  • Are there opportunities for education and professional development?
  • Can you show me around?
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What is CNA burnout? ›

Burnout (also known as “occupational burnout“) is a common term for the physical, mental, and emotional stress of one's job. Healthcare professionals often experience 'caregiver burnout': they become impatient and insensitive to the needs of their patients.

Is CNA hard to pass? ›

Is the CNA skills test hard? Yes, and no. If you diligently study all of the 30 possible skills that could be on the CNA skills test and practice performing each, you should pass easily. The hard part is actually putting in the time to memorize the multiple steps required and practice physically doing each of them.

How many hours must a nurse assistant work for pay in each renewal period? ›

How many hours must a Nurse Assistant work for pay in each renewal period? A. 48 Hours.

Why did you become a CNA? ›

Emotionally Rewarding

One of the main reasons a person chooses to become a CNA stems from the emotionally rewarding aspects of the work they do for their patients. You have the chance to impact the lives of people based on the care you provide.

Can I become a CNA online? ›

Can I get a CNA license online? Many programs offer CNA classes online. However, learners must complete an in-person clinical. They may fulfill this requirement at a hospital or other healthcare setting.

Is the CNA skills test hard? ›

Is the CNA skills test hard? Yes, and no. If you diligently study all of the 30 possible skills that could be on the CNA skills test and practice performing each, you should pass easily. The hard part is actually putting in the time to memorize the multiple steps required and practice physically doing each of them.

What is the difference between a CNA and a HCA? ›

The basic difference between a home health aide and a CNA is that states do not require specific certification for HHAs unless you work in a facility that receives Medicare/Medicaid funding.

Can I transfer my CNA license to Washington? ›

If you hold an active Nursing Assistant Certification in another state, you may qualify for certification in Washington by endorsement. Submit application and fee. Provide caregiver employment history from the state you're endorsing from by completing section four of the application.

How much does it cost to get your CNA online? ›

About CNA online

The cost to attend CNA online ranges from $100 to $570 depending on the qualification, with a median cost of $500. When asked how they paid for their training, most reviewers responded, "This certification program was free for everyone".

What do CNA do? ›

Certified Nursing Assistants, or CNAs, provide direct care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes and home care. As a vital part of a larger care team, Certified Nursing Assistants help patients with a wide range of basic needs, including eating, bathing, grooming, mobility and more.

How long does it take to become a nurse? ›

Depending on the specific nursing program that you enroll in, it could take anywhere from 16 months to four years to become a registered nurse. “I chose to earn my BSN, which takes four years,” says ChiChi Akanegbu, who completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Regis College as a part of the Class of 2020.

What score do you need to pass the CNA exam? ›

Each state has their own passing score regarding the CNA test. Some states require you to achieve 70%-75% while others may require you to achieve 80%.

What should I wear to my CNA written exam? ›

On the day of your examination, dress as if you were already on the job as a competent CNA. Wear a neat short-sleeved scrub uniform and clinical shoes with nonskid soles. Don't forget a watch with a second hand. If your hair is long, tie it back.

What does the CNA test consist of? ›

The timed written test consists of 60 multiple-choice questions that evaluate nurse aide knowledge and skills. The clinical skills test is also timed, and students are scored on five skills – three assigned skills and two additional skills (Handwashing and Indirect Care).

What is better CNA or caregiver? ›

Caregivers and CNAs may share some responsibilities in a senior's care, but the two roles are not the same. A CNA undergoes more training and has a license that allows them to provide additional support and administer more skilled care than what a caregiver can provide.

Is a CNA higher than a ma? ›

CNAs support and assist nurses while medical assistants support and assist doctors. This means CNAs take on patient care tasks like showering, dressing, and eating. Medical assistants take on tasks that help doctors conduct exams, such as preparing exam rooms or administering vaccines.

Is Medical Assistant better than CNA? ›

The BLS adds that MAs may benefit from being detail-oriented and having analytical skills that will assist them in maintaining patient charts and other administrative duties. CNAs, on the other hand, do well with strong communication skills and the physical stamina required to adequately care for their patients.

How long does it take to get CNA reciprocity in Washington state? ›

A: Reciprocity applications are processed within 15 days of receipt of the completed application.

Can a Washington CNA work in Oregon? ›

Although licensure requirements vary by state, CNAs must complete at least 75 hours of training and pass an exam before they can work in the field. A CNA license can be transferred from one state to another. Follow several steps to transfer your CNA license from Washington to Oregon.

Does Washington have CNA 2? ›

In Washington State there is only a CNA License, whereas in Oregon there is CNA 1 and CNA 2. Washington States CNA License is equivalent of Oregons CNA 1.

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