Have you been thinking about beginning a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Maine and now want to find out how to start? If so, read on.
Requirements to Become a CNA in Maine
To work as a CNA in Maine, you will need to complete a state-approved training program. Your curriculum will contain a combination of lectures and clinics focusing on such areas as observation, reporting, and documentation, and patients' mental and physical needs.
You will need to submit to criminal background check at your school.
After completing the required training, you will need to pass the state's CNA certification exam.
Completion of an approved CNA training program, clearing a criminal background check, and passing the state's CNA certification exam will add you to the list of Certified Nursing Assistants on Maine's Nurse Aide Registry.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Maine
Maine is a great place to begin a career as a CNA, as there are many terrific nursing schools offering CNA programs in the state. The top facilities in Maine include:
Auburn Adult Education77 Harris St, Auburn, ME 04210 (207) 333-6661
Augusta Adult & Community Education33 Union St #2, Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-2470
Eastern Maine Community College354 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 974-4600
Penobscot Job Corps Center1375 Union St, Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 990-3000
United Technologies Center (UTC)200 Hogan Rd, Bangor, ME 04401 942-5296
Waldo County Technical Center1022 Waterville Rd, Belfast, ME 04915 (207) 342-5231
Biddeford Adult Education18 Maplewood Ave, Biddeford, ME 04005 (207) 282-3883
Washington County Community College (WCCC)1 College Dr, Calais, ME 04619 (207) 454-1012
Lake Region & Fryeburg Area Adult Education1437 Poland Spring Rd, Casco, ME 04015 (207) 627-4291
Central Lincoln County Adult Education767 Main St # 1A, Damariscotta, ME 04543 (207) 563-2811
Tri-County Technical Center14 Abbott Hill Rd, Dexter, ME 04930 (207) 924-7670
Piscataquis Valley Adult Education50 Mayo St, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 (207) 564-6525
Ellsworth Adult Education248 State St #1, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 664-7110
Hancock County Technical Center112 Boggy Brook Rd, Ellsworth, ME 04605 (207) 667-9729
Franklin County Adult Education129 Seamon Rd Suite A, Farmington, ME 04938 (207) 778-3460
MSAD 11 Gardiner Area Adult & Community Education40 W Hill Rd, Gardiner, ME 04345 (207) 582-3774
Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education10 Libby Hill Rd, Gray, ME 04039 (207) 657-9612
Maine College of Health Professions70 Middle St, Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 795-2840
Loring Job Corps Center36 Montana Rd, Limestone, ME 04750 (207) 328-4710
Northern Penobscot Tech Region III35 W Broadway, Lincoln, ME 04457 (207) 794-3004
Spruce Mountain Adult Education9 Cedar St, Livermore Falls, ME 04254 (207) 897-6406
School of Applied Tech - Region 9377 River Rd, Mexico, ME 04257 (207) 364-3764
Maine Medical Center22 Bramhall St, Portland, ME 04102 (207) 662-0111
Portland Adult Education14 Locust St, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 874-8155
The Cedars630 Ocean Ave, Portland, ME 04103 (207) 221-7000
University of Southern Maine96 Falmouth St, Portland, ME 04103 (800) 800-4876
Mid-Coast School of Technology1 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841 (207) 594-2161
Holbrook At Piper Shores15 Piper Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 883-8700
Scarborough Learning Center272 US-1, Scarborough, ME 04074 (207) 883-4356
Oxford Hills Adult Education256 Main St, South Paris, ME 04281 (207) 743-8842
Merrymeeting Adult Education35 Republic Ave, Topsham, ME 04086 (207) 729-7323
MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education486 Turner Center Rd, Turner, ME 04282 (207) 225-1010
Helping Hands32 College Ave #104, Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 872-9075
York Adult Education30 Organug Rd, York, ME 03909 (207) 363-7922
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Maine
There is currently a shortage of CNAs in Maine. Overall employment of CNAs in the state is projected to grow by 1.7% from 2018 to 2028. If you choose to become a CNA in Maine, you can expect a median salary of $31,369 per year.
Take a look at the CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Maine below to get a detailed picture.
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Maine Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in Maine or transfer it to another state, you can contact the Maine Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Licensing & Certification at:
11 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-7300
Registry Search: https://www.pfr.maine.gov/almsonline/almsquery/SearchIndividual.aspx?board=6719