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How to Become a CNA in Arkansas, AR

Certified Nursing Assistant in Arkansas

The health sector of Arkansas’ economy is growing, and there are many opportunities for CNAs in the state. Certified Nursing Assistants in Arkansas typically earn between $17,000 and $20,000 as a starting wage (according to BLS.gov), a salary that often comes with benefits, which reflects the low cost of living in the state. In addition, there are many ways to receive funding for CNA training in Arkansas, including the possibility of the state paying examination fees if you already have a job offer.

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Arkansas CNA Training

Certified Nursing Assistant training in Arkansas is affordable when compared to other states, and there is even the possibility of having training paid for by a sponsoring facility. Training can be as little as a 90 hour course and costs around $2,000. However, there is potential for scholarships and sponsored training through clinics and the government, making CNA training in Arkansas an affordable way into an entry-level health care career.

Certified Nursing Assistant License in Arkansas

The Arkansas Department of Human Services governs CNA licenses in the state through Prometric, who provide extensive information on licensing procedures. The initial exam costs $89 to take, including a multiple choice written exam and an onsite clinical skills test. Once licensed, an Arkansas CNA license must be renewed after 24 months and one must work for at least eight hours as a Certified Nursing Assistant in the state during that time period.



Arkansas Campus Schools:
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Vatterott College
Campus Locations:   Joplin | Memphis | Springfield
Programs: Medical Assistant AAS , Medical Assistant Occupational Specialist , Medical Assisting Professional , more...


Bryan University - MW
Campus Locations:   Rogers
Programs: Medical Assistant , Medical Office Assistant , Medical Administrative Specialist


Blue Cliff College
Campus Locations:   Fayetteville | Shreveport
Programs: Medical Assistant , Medical Office Administration


University of Phoenix
Campus Locations:   Rogers | Cordova
Programs: BS in Health Administration/Health Information Systems , BS in Health Administration - Health Management



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Allied Health Institute
Online Programs:   Medical Assistant , Medical Office Assistant , Medical Coding Specialist


Ashworth College
Online Programs:   Medical Office Assisting , Pharmacy Technician , Administrative Assistant , more...


Allied Schools
Online Programs:   Pharmacy Technician Program , Medical Coding , Medical Billing


Keiser University
Online Programs:   Medical Assisting, AS (Online) , Health Science, BS (Online) , Health Services Administration, BA (Online Only) , more...


Liberty University
Online Programs:   Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences , AA: Medical Office Assistance , MA Human Services: Health & Wellness , more...


Penn Foster Schools
Online Programs:   Pharmacy Technician , Medical Coding and Billing , Administrative Assistant , more...


Virginia College
Online Programs:   AS - Medical Office Administration , AS - Office Administration , BS - Health Services Management


Kaplan University
Online Programs:   BS in Heath and Wellness , Associate of Science in Health Science (Military Only) , Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist , more...


South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Specialization in Nurse Educator (MSN) , Allied Health Science (AS) , Doctor of Nurse Practice , more...


Walden University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Health Studies - Health Management , B.S. in Health Studies - Health Communication , B.S. in Health Studies - Self-Designed , more...

 

CNA programs in Arkansas are offered by many universities and colleges, and Personal Care Aide Programs are available through the Arkansas Department of Health .

Here is a sample of programs throughout the state:

Arkansas State University Nursing Assistant Course - Searcy
P.O. Box 909, Searcy, AR 72145

East Arkansas Community College Nursing Assistant Program - Forrest City
1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City, Arkansas 72335

Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) - Burns Hall Campus
One College Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712

North Arkansas College CNA Class - Harrison
1515 Pioneer Drive, Harrison, Arkansas 72601

Phillips Community College CNA Course – DeWitt
1210 Ricebelt Ave. Hwy 165, DeWitt, Arkansas 72042

Phillips Community College Nurse Aide Training Program – Helena
1000 Campus Drive, Helena, AR 72342

Hospitals and Care Centers with Potential CNA Career Opportunities

            314th Medical Group - Little Rock Air Force Base

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            Advance Care Hospital of Fort Smith - Fort Smith, Sebastian County
            Advance Care Hospital of Hot Springs - Hot Springs
            Arkansas Cancer Research Center - Little Rock
            Arkansas Children's Hospital - Little Rock
            Arkansas Heart Hospital - Little Rock
            Arkansas Methodist Medical Center - Paragould, Greene County
            Arkansas State Hospital - Little Rock
            Ashley County Medical Center - Crossett, Ashley County

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            Baptist Health
            Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia - Arkadelphia
            Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs - Heber Springs
            Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock - Little Rock
            Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock - North Little Rock
            Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute-Little Rock - Little Rock
            Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia - Arkadelphia
            Baptist Health Medical Center-Heber Springs - Heber Springs
            Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock - Little Rock
            Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock - North Little Rock
            Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute-Little Rock - Little Rock
            Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
            Baptist Memorial Hospital Blytheville - Blytheville
            Baptist Memorial Hospital Forrest City - Forrest City
            Baptist Memorial Hospital Osceola - Osceola
            Baptist Memorial Hospital Blytheville - Blytheville
            Baptist Memorial Hospital Forrest City - Forrest City
            Baptist Memorial Hospital Osceola - Osceola
            Baxter Regional Medical Center - Mountain Home
            Booneville Community Hospital - Booneville
            Bradley County Medical Center - Warren
            BridgeWay Hospital, The - North Little Rock

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            Carroll Regional Medical Center - Berryville
            Central Arkansas Hospital - Searcy
            Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System - Little Rock & North Little Rock
            Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center - North Little Rock
           

John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital - Little Rock
            Chambers Memorial Hospital - Danville, Yell County
            Chicot Memorial Hospital - Lake Village, Chicot County
            Community Medical Center of Izard County - Calico Rock, Izard County
            Conway Regional Health System - Conway
            Crawford Memorial Hospital - Van Buren
            Crittenden Memorial - West Memphis
            CrossRidge Community Hospital - Wynne, Cross County

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            Dallas County Medical Center - Fordyce, Dallas County
            Dardanelle Hospital - Dardanelle
            De Queen Regional Medical Center - De Queen
            Delta Memorial Hospital - Dumas, Desha County
            DeWitt Hospital - DeWitt County
            Drew Memorial Hospital - Monticello

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            Eastern Ozark Regional Health System - Cherokee Village
            Eugene J. Towbin Healthcare Center - North Little Rock
            Eureka Springs Hospital - Eureka Springs

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            Fayetteville VA Medical Center - Fayetteville
            Fulton County Hospital - Salem, Fulton County

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            Gravette Medical Center Hospital - Gravette, Benton County

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            Harbor View Mercy Hospital - Fort Smith, Sebastian County
            Harris Hospital - Newport
            Health Management Associates (HMA)
            Southwest Regional Medical Center - Little Rock
            Summit Medical Center - Van Buren
            HealthPark Hospital - Hot Springs
            HealthSouth Rehab Hospital - Fayetteville
            HealthSouth Rehab Hospital - Jonesboro
            HealthSouth Rehab Hospital - Fort Smith
            Helena Regional Medical Center - Helena, Phillips County
            Hot Spring County Medical Center - Malvern
            Howard Memorial Hospital - Nashville

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            Jefferson Regional Medical Center - Pine Bluff
            John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital - Little Rock
            Johnson Regional Medical Center - Clarksville

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            Lawrence Health Services - Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County
            Lawrence Memorial Hospital - Walnut Ridge, Lawrence County
            Levi Hospital - Hot Springs
            Little River Memorial Hospital - Ashdown

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            Magnolia Hospital - Magnolia
            Mcgehee-Desha County Hospital - McGehee
            Medical Center of Calico Rock - Calico Rock
            Medical Center of South Arkansas - El Dorado
            Medical Park Hospital - Hope
            Mena Medical Center - Mena
            Mercy Health Center - Bentonville
            Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas - Rogers
            Mercy Health Center - Bentonville
            Saint Mary's Hospital - Rogers
            Mercy Hospital of Scott County - Waldron, Scott County
            Mercy Hospital-Turner Memorial - Ozark

 

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            National Park Medical Center - Hot Springs
            NEA Medical Center - Jonesboro
            Newport Hospital and Clinic - Newport
            North Logan Mercy Hospital - Paris
            North Arkansas Regional Medical Center - Harrison
            Northwest Health System - Arkansas
            Northwest Medical Center of Benton County - Bentonville
            Northwest Medical Center of Washington County - Springdale
            Willow Creek Women's Hospital - Johnson, Washington County
            Northwest Medical Center of Benton County - Bentonville
            Northwest Medical Center of Washington County - Springdale

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            Ouachita County Medical Center - Camden
            Ozark Health Medical Center - Clinton

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            Piggott Community Hospital - Piggott
            Pike County Memorial Hospital - Murfreesboro, Pike County
            Pinnacle Point Hospital - Little Rock

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            Randolph County Medical Center - Pocahontas
            Rebsamen Medical Center - Jacksonville
            Regional Medical Center of NEA - Jonesboro
            Rivendell Behavioral Health - Benton

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            Saint Anthony's Healthcare Center - Morrilton
            Saint Bernards Behavioral Health - Jonesboro
            Saint Bernards Health Care - Jonesboro
            Saint Bernards Behavioral Health - Jonesboro
            Saint Bernards Medical Center - Jonesboro
            Saint Bernards Medical Center - Jonesboro
            Saint Edward Mercy Health Network - Fort Smith, Sebastian County
            Saint Edward Mercy Medical Center - Fort Smith, Sebastian County
            Saint Edward Mercy Medical Center - Fort Smith, Sebastian County
            Saint John's Hospital - Berryville
            Saint Joseph's Mercy Health Center - Hot Springs
            Saint Mary's Hospital - Rogers
            Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center - Russellville
            Saint Vincent Doctor's Hospital - Little Rock
            Saint Vincent Health System - Little Rock
            Saint Anthony's Healthcare Center - Morrilton
            Saint Vincent Doctor's Hospital - Little Rock
            Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center - Little Rock
            Saint Vincent Medical Center - Sherwood
            Saint Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital - Sherwood
            Saint Vincent Infirmary Medical Center - Little Rock
            Saint Vincent Medical Center - Sherwood
            Saint Vincent Rehabilitation Hospital - Sherwood
            Saline Memorial Hospital - Benton, Saline County
            Select Specialty Hospital - Little Rock
            SemperCare
            Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock - Little Rock
            Jefferson Regional Medical Center - Pine Bluff
            Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital - Siloam Springs
            Southwest Regional Medical Center - Little Rock
            Sparks Regional Medical Center - Fort Smith, Sebastian County
            Stone County Medical Center - Mountain View
            Stuttgart Regional Medical Center - Stuttgart
            Summit Medical Center - Van Buren

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            Timber Ridge Ranch NeuroRestorative Services - North Little Rock
            Triad Hospitals
            Central Arkansas Hospital - Searcy
            Medical Center of South Arkansas - El Dorado
            Medical Park Hospital - Hope
            National Park Medical Center - Hot Springs
            NEA Medical Center - Jonesboro
            Northwest Health System - Arkansas
            Northwest Medical Center of Benton County - Bentonville
            Northwest Medical Center of Washington County - Springdale
            Willow Creek Women's Hospital - Johnson, Washington County
            Northwest Medical Center of Benton County - Bentonville
            Northwest Medical Center of Washington County - Springdale
            Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center - Russellville
            Willow Creek Women's Hospital - Johnson, Washington County

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            UAMS Medical Center - Little Rock
            Universal Health Services
            BridgeWay Hospital, The - North Little Rock
            Rivendell Behavioral Health - Benton

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Vista Health Services - Fayetteville
           

Vista Health Services - Fort Smith, Sebastian County

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            Washington Regional Medical Center - Fayetteville
            White County Medical Center - Searcy
            White River Health System - Batesville
            Stone County Medical Center - Mountain View
            White River Medical Center - Batesville
            White River Medical Center - Batesville
            Willow Creek Women's Hospital - Johnson, Washington County

 

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