CNA Programs in Louisiana

A lineup of the top CNA programs in Louisiana, including information on the typical CNA salary in Louisiana, job outlook, and more.
CNA Programs in Louisiana

Did you know that you can train to work in the healthcare industry in just a few weeks? If you are looking to begin working in this industry in as less time as possible, becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is the way to do that. You can complete a CNA program in just four to 12 weeks.

Requirements to Become a CNA in Louisiana

The first thing you need to do to begin a career as a CNA in Louisiana is enroll in and complete a state-approved nurse aide training program. Your program should include classroom lectures and clinical experience.

Once you complete your training, you can schedule an appointment to take the state's CNA exam. You must pass this exam to become certified. After taking the exam, you will know whether you passed or failed the test.

A passing score places your name on the Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry.

State-Approved CNA Programs in Louisiana

Any career begins with locating a school that offers the training program you wish to attend. Listed below are some of the top CNA schools in Louisiana:

  1. Central Louisiana Technical Community College

    4311 S MacArthur Dr, Alexandria, LA 71302 (318) 487-5443
  2. Baton Rouge Community College

    201 Community College Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225) 216-8000
  3. Carville Job Corps Center

    5465 Point Clair Rd, Carville, LA 70721 (225) 642-0699
  4. Nunez Community College

    3710 Paris Rd, Chalmette, LA 70043 (504) 278-6467
  5. River Parishes Community College

    925 W Edenborne Pkwy, Gonzales, LA 70737 (225) 743-8500
  6. Northshore Technical Community College

    111 Pride Dr, Hammond, LA 70401 (985) 543-4120
  7. Infinity College

    117 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70501 (337) 261-9009
  8. South Louisiana Community College

    1101 Bertrand Dr, Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 521-9000
  9. SOWELA Technical Community College

    3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615 (337) 421-6565
  10. Northwest Louisiana Technical College

    9500 Industrial Dr, Minden, LA 71055 (318) 371-3035
  11. Louisiana Delta Community College

    7500 Millhaven Rd, Monroe, LA 71203 (318) 345-9000
  12. Delgado Community College

    615 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 671-5000
  13. New Orleans Job Corps Center

    8825 Airline Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70118 (504) 484-3500
  14. Fletcher Technical Community College

    1407 LA-311, Schriever, LA 70395 (985) 448-7900
  15. Shreveport Job Corps Center

    2815 Lillian St, Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 227-9331
  16. Southern University at Shreveport

    3050 Dr Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 670-6000

CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Louisiana

It is officially not known if CNAs are in demand in Louisiana. CNAs in Louisiana currently earn a median salary of $28,190 per year.

Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Louisiana below to get a detailed picture.

AreaTotal EmploymentAvg Hourly WageAvg Annual Salary
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA2,030$14.9$29,230
New Orleans-Metairie, LA3,870$14.4$29,360
Baton Rouge, LA2,790$14.3$29,300
Hammond, LA550$14.1$28,470
Lake Charles, LA690$13.5$28,460
Alexandria, LA740$13.2$27,320
Houma-Thibodaux, LA470$12.5$27,540
Lafayette, LA1,660$12.9$27,450
Monroe, LA1,220$12.3$24,410

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) May 2022

Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry

If you have any questions about CNA programs or certification in Louisiana, you can contact the Louisiana Department of Health, Health Standards Section at:

Louisiana Department of Health
Health Standards Section

PO Box 3767, Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: (225) 342-0138
Fax: (225) 342-4549
Registry Search:

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