CNA Classes in Maine
The CNA applicant in Maine should
not have any criminal background and should be able to pass a criminal background check. They must be at least
sixteen years old. They do not necessarily need a GED or high school diploma, but should be able to prove they can
read and write, and do basic math. They must test negative for TB, and should not have any negative reports
concerning abuse or neglect in a prior state.Before being permitted to take the state certification examination, applicants
must complete at least one hundred and eighty (180) hours of program training. Ninety (90) hours must be in the
classroom. Twenty (20) hours must be dedicated to clinical procedures, while an additional seventy (70) must
be dedicated to clinical practice, which must be conducted under the supervision of a registered nurse. Clinical
practice can take place in a hospital, long term care facility. Classroom instruction can be at a long term care
facility or secondary or private school.
Anatomy, nutrition, physiology,
psychology, personal care, ambulatory care, emergency responsiveness, medical terminology, etc are some of the
courses an applicant can expect to study.
Depending on location of
approved programs generally
cost on average between $800 and $2000.