Are you, in Rhode Island, looking for a healthcare career that you can train for in just a couple of months? If you are, you should consider enrolling in a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.
CNA Job Outlook and Salary in Rhode Island
There are many jobs available to CNAs in Rhode Island, and the situation is expected to stay the same over nearly next ten years. Overall employment of CNAs in Rhode Island is projected to increase by 5.4% from 2018 to 2028. You can finish your training in just a month or two. CNAs in Rhode Island make a median salary of $34,360 per year.
To get a detailed picture, take a look at CNA employment and salary situation in different metro areas in Rhode Island below:
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Requirements to Become a CNA in Rhode Island
If you wish to become a CNA in Rhode Island, you must complete a 120-hour training program that is licensed by the state's Department of Health. Topics of study include emergencies, infection control, taking vital signs, and CPR.
After completing your program, you will need to take the state's CNA Certification Exam. There is a small fee for this test, and you of course must pass it to become certified.
In Rhode Island, for you to become certified, you must forward your CNA test results and a certification application to the Rhode Island Department of Health.
State-Approved CNA Programs in Rhode Island
The state of Rhode Island has many schools offering CNA training. Some of the top schools include:
Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center740 W Main Rd, Middletown, RI 02842 (401) 847-7171
Chariho Adult Education459 Switch Rd, Wood River Junction, RI 02894 (401) 315-2871
Community College of Rhode Island1762 Old Louisquisset Pike, Lincoln, RI 02865 (401) 333-7000
Community College of Rhode Island1 John H Chafee Blvd, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 851-1600
Community College of Rhode Island1 Hilton St, Providence, RI 02905 (401) 455-6000
Community College of Rhode Island80 Washington St, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 277-5197
Community College of Rhode Island400 East Ave, Warwick, RI 02886 (401) 825-1000
Cranston Adult Learning Center4 Sharpe Dr, Cranston, RI 02920 (401) 270-8166
Cranston Area Career & Technical Center100 Metropolitan Ave, Cranston, RI 02920 (401) 270-8070
Exeter Job Corps Center162 Main St, Exeter, RI 02822 (401) 268-6000
Lifespan Health System167 Point St, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 444-3500
Medical Skills Training Center681 Park Ave #11, Cranston, RI 02910 (401) 272-4500
Phenix Home Care, Inc.227 Phenix Ave, Cranston, RI 02920 (401) 943-6230
Saint Elizabeth Home1 St Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818 (401) 471-6060
The Walker School of Allied Health490 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI 02809 (401) 396-9001
Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry
If you have any questions on how to get, verify, renew and reinstate a CNA certification in Rhode Island or transfer it to another state, you can contact the Rhode Island Nurse Aide Registry at:
3 Capitol Hill, Room 105, Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-5888
Registry Search: https://healthri.mylicense.com/Verification/