Alaska CNA Training Classes | State Approved

Nurse Aide certification in Alaska can be one of the most rewarding experiences, because it is an excellent way to get your start in a career in healthcare.  Alaska is one of the best places to be employed as a nursing assistant in the United States as they pay the best salary for them.  To obtain your certification, you should complete a state-approved school course as well as pass the certification exam and the state and federal background checks for criminal records.  You can also apply for the certification exam if you have completed your program from another state or in another country and have also performed the required practical hours.

For one to be qualified to take the CNA exam, he should first complete a training program which has been approved by the state.  It should have at least 140 hours of training which shall be comprised of 60 hours of classroom teaching and 80 hours of actual practice.  The length of your training could range from about 8-13 weeks or about 2-6 months. Those who have been taking nursing fundamentals can also apply if they have completed the basic nursing and clinical practice that is needed.  One can also apply if he has finished a school program in other countries. Those who had been trained in medic training programs for the military may also apply.cna-training-atlanta

After completing the state authorized training program, one may then apply for certification by taking an exam.  It will contain both a written and a skills demonstration part which one would need to pass.  For the exam, an applicant should submit a completed application form to the Alaska Board of Nursing together with the needed verification forms as well as your credentials from the program.  You would also need to submit an ID photo, 1 piece of a passport sized photo, the required fees, as well as fingerprint cards which would be needed for your state and federal background check.  There will also be required some health and immunization tests in order to determine if you are physically fit to be a nursing assistant. The Board of Nursing will not publish your exam results unless you pass the background check.  You will be notified of your exam date about 2 weeks after you submit these requirements.

After you pass the exam and the background check, your name will then be entered on the AK Nurse Aid Registry.  You will then be required to renew your license every 2 years on even-numbered years.  If you have had your license for more than 1 year you will be required to have 12 hours of continuing education and 160 work-hours as a nursing assistant.  If 2 years, then you will be required to have 24 hours of continuing education and 160 hours of paid work as well.  For those who have had their license for less than a year, they would not be required to have any of the mentioned required work hours and continuing education.

The list below  is one of the most current State of Alaska approved Certified Nurse Aide training programs list. For more class specific information, locations, availability, dates, times and pricing, please contact the cna schools directly.

Alaska Vocational Technical Center – Anchorage
1251 Muldoon Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Phone: (907) 334-2230

Providence Extended Care Nurse Aide Course – Anchorage
4900 Eagle Street, Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: (907) 562-2281

Providence Alaska Medical Center Nurse Aide Training – Anchorage
3200 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99519
Phone: (907) 261-2047

Caregiver Training Academy – Anchorage
203 West 15th Avenue #102, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Phone: (907) 980-0503

Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Alaska Job Corps – Palmer
800 East Lynn Martin Drive, Palmer, Alaska 99645
Phone: (907) 861-8800

Mat-Su Career and Technology High School – Wasilla
2472 Seward Meridian Hwy., Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Phone: (907) 352-0426

Northwest Arctic Borough

Alaska Technical Center Nurse Aide Program – Kotzebue
P.O. Box 51, Kotzebue, AK 99752
Phone: (800) 478-3733

Fairbanks North Star Borough

University of Alaska Community and Technical College – Fairbanks
604 Barnette Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 455-2876

Fairbanks School District CNA Program
520 5th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 455-2876

Kenai Peninsula Borough

Heritage Place – Soldotna
232 Rockwell Ave., Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: (907) 262-2545

Kenai Peninsula College Nursing Assistant Program – Soldotna
232 Rockwell Ave., Soldotna, Alaska 99669
Phone: (907) 262-9137

Kodiak Island Borough

Kodiak College Nursing Assistant Course
117 Benny Benson Drive, Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-9218

Providence Kodiak Island Hospital
1915 East Rezanof, Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-2318

Wrangell-Petersburg Area

Petersburg General Hospital CNA Training Course
103 Fram Street, Petersburg, Alaska 99833
Phone: (907) 772-4291

Wrangell General Hospital Nursing Assistant Training
P.O. Box 1081, Wrangell, AK 99929
Phone: (907) 874-7000

PWSCC and Cordova Community Hospital – Cordova
P.O. Box 160, Cordova, AK 99574
Phone: (907) 424-7598

Providence Valdez Medical Center CNA Training Program
P.O. Box 97, Valdez, Alaska 99686
Phone: (907) 835-8774

Kenai Peninsula Borough

Providence Wesley Rehabilitation Nurse Aide Training Program – Seward
431 1st Street, Seward, Alaska 99664
Phone: (907) 224-2984

South Peninsula Hospital CNA Course – Homer
4300 Bartlett Street, Homer, AK 99603
Phone: (907) 235-0285

Nursing Assistant Programs in Juneau

University of Alaska Southeast Nurse Aide Course – Juneau
11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone: (907) 796-6131

Ketchikan Gateway Borough

University of Alaska Southeast Nursing Assistant Program – Ketchikan
2600 7th Avenue, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 228-4523

Sitka Borough

University of Alaska Southeast CNA Program – Sitka
1332 Seward Avenue, Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: (907) 747-9476

Southeast Fairbanks Area CNA Classes

Covenant Life College CNA Program – Delta Junction
P.O. Box 1229, Delta Junction, AK 99737
Phone: (907) 895-4309

Bethel Area Nurse Aide Training Programs

Yuut Elitnaurviat – The People’s Learning Center – Bethel
P.O. Box 1347 #913, Bethel, AK 99559
Phone: (907) 543-6985

Alaska Job Corps
800 E. Lynn Martin Dr.
Palmer, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 861-8779

Alaska Technical Center
PO Box 51
Kotzebue, AK 99752
Phone: (907) 442-3733 X32

AVTEC Alaska Institute of
1251 Muldoon Rd. #103
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 334-2230 or 334 -2231

Anchorage School District
King Career Center
2650 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 742-4136 or 742-8901
Service High School
5577 Abbott Rd.
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone: (907) 742-8101

Bethel CNA Program
PO Box 869
Bethel, AK 99559
Phone: (907) 543-6000

Caregiver Training Academy
203 West 15th Ave. #104
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 258-0535

Fairbanks North Star Borough
School District
604 Barnette St., Rm. 401
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 455-2876

Heritage Place
232 Rockwell
Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: (907) 252-7337

Kenai Peninsula College/Kenai
Peninsula Borough School
156 College Road
Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: (907) 260-4496

Kodiak College
117 Benny Benson Dr.
Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 486-1266

Mat-Su Career & Tech High
2472 Seward Meridian
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 352-0426

Petersburg General Hospital
PO Box 589
Petersburg, AK 99833
Phone: (907) 772-4291

PO Box 97
Valdez, AK 99686
Phone: (907) 835-8774

Providence Extended Care
4900 Eagle Street
Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: (907) 212-0268

PO Box 160
Cordova, AK 99574
Phone: (907) 424-8246 or 424-7598

Kachemak Bay Community
533 E. Pioneer Ave.
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: (907) 235-7743
UAF Community Technical
604 Barnette St., Rm. 401
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 455-2876

UAF / Norton Sound Health Corp
1100 Greg Kreschek Ave.
Nome, AK 99762
Phone: (907) 455-2876

UAS Juneau
11120 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

UAS Ketchikan
2600 7th Avenue
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Fax: (907) 225-3624

UAS Sitka
1332 Seward Ave.
Sitka, AK 99835
Phone: (907) 747-9476

Wrangell Medical Center
PO Box 1081
Wrangell, AK 99929
Phone: (907) 874-7114


The school health nurse was a true inspiration to me. She always encouraged me to do my best in school and I, too, could become a nurse. I enjoyed the idea of helping and healing others. To this very day, I will never forget that nurse. She was caring and compassionate, and she played a big role in my decision to become a cna and a mentor to other young girls – today, I tell them that they can become whatever they want if they put their minds to it. The purpose of blog is to give me a forum to discuss my experiences as a cna in the emergency department and other topics related to nursing care.

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