Healthcare centers across Louisiana including nursing homes, hospitals, and other medical clinics are in immediate need of trained Certified Nursing Assistants. Getting trained and certified as a CNA only takes a few weeks and sets you up for a challenging but rewarding career in a growing field. You can find additional class information and class requirements for becoming a CNA in Louisiana below:
Who is the Regulatory Body for CNAs in Louisiana?
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals regulates nurse aide certification and registration in Louisiana.
Who Administers the CNA Exam in Louisiana?
The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination in Louisiana is administered by Prometric. Prometic provides a handbook and guide for candidates, available here. Our CNA practice tests are a free way to help you prepare for the CNA multiple choice exam. You can take the following tests as many times as you want for free:
Louisiana State Requirements for CNAs
Candidates must undergo classes at a nurse aide competency evaluation program. This consists of at least 80 hours of classes at a state-approved program, with a combination of 40 hours of classroom instruction and 40 hours of practical experience.
Upon completion, candidates must pass the certified nurse aide test. Once the Louisiana state nurse aide test has been passed, candidates will apply to be listed with the Louisiana Registry System (LARS)
Louisiana CNA Exam Details
The NNAP Examination is 60 questions for the written version, with 90 minutes to complete. Additionally, there is a required skills examination which covers 5 selected skills that the candidate must successfully demonstrate. Skills that are tested on may include
- Hand Hygiene
- Applies one knee-high elastic stocking
- Cleans upper or lower denture
- Counts and records aerial pulse
- Counts and records respirations
- Feeds client who cannot feed self
How Much Does the Louisiana CNA Exam Cost?
The cost of the Louisiana National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Examination is $125.
Where Can I Take the CNA Exam in Louisiana?
The NNAAP can be taken at various CNA program locations around the state.
How Much Does a CNA Get Paid in Louisiana?
The average annual pay of a CNA in Louisiana is $24,300 according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry
Should you have to get in touch with the registry you can find all of the necessary contact info on our Louisiana Nurse Aide Registry page. The following link will take you to the website where you can review the state’s status for a CNA – Louisiana CNA Registry status.
Additional CNA Programs in Louisiana
The following places offer tuition based CNA classes and certification. There is an additional list of CNA classes on our sister site as well.
|Baton Rouge Community College||Baton Rouge, LA 70806||(866) 217-9823|
|Bossier Parish Community College||Bossier City, LA 71111||(318) 678-6000|
|Carville Job Corps Center||Carville, LA 7072||(225) 642-0699|
|Nunez Community College||Chalmette, LA 70043||(504) 278-6200|
|Red River Parish School District||Coushatta, LA 70119||(318) 932-4081|
|Ascension Public Schools||Donaldsonville, LA 70346||(225) 391-7000|
|Grambling State University||Grambling, LA 71245||(318) 247-3811|
|Southeastern Louisiana University||Hammond, LA 70402||(985) 549-2000|
|Compass Career College||Hammond, LA 70403||(985) 419-2050|
|Jefferson Davis Parish Public Schools||Jennings, LA 70546||(337) 824-7834|
|Jackson Parish School District||Jonesboro, LA 71251||(318) 259-4456|
|Lafayette Parish School System||Lafayette, LA 70502||(337) 521-7000|
|Acadiana Technical College||Lafayette, LA 70506||(337) 262-5962|
|Calcasieu Parish Public Schools||Lake Charles, LA 70615||(337) 217-4000|
|Sowela Technical Community College||Lake Charles, LA 70615||(800) 256-0483|
|Livonia High School||Livonia, LA 70755||(225) 637-2532|
|The University of Louisiana at Monroe||Monroe, LA 71209||(800) 372-5127|
|Assumption Parish Schools||Napoleonville, LA 70390||(985) 369-7251|
|LSU Health Sciences Center- New Orleans||New Orleans, LA 70112||(504) 568-4808|
|YMCA of the USA||New Orleans, LA 70113||(504) 299-4310|
|New Orleans Job Corps Center||New Orleans, LA 70118||(504) 484-3501|
|Delgado Community College||New Orleans, LA 70119||(504) 671-5000|
|Dillard University||New Orleans, LA 70122||(504) 283-8822|
|Willis- Knighton Medical Center||Shreveport, LA 71103||(318) 212-4000|
|Shreveport Job Corps Center||Shreveport, LA 71109||(318) 227-9331|
|Louisiana State University in Shreveport||Shreveport, LA 71115||(800) 229-5957|
|River Parishes Community College||Sorrento, LA 70778||(225) 675-827|
|Evangeline Parish School District||Ville Platte, LA 70586||(337) 363-6651|
Where To Find Free CNA Classes in Louisiana
The following locations provide free CNA classes in Louisiana organized by city. Browse through the list to find a location near you. To learn more about each individual program and scheduling, please contact them directly.
|CNA Free Class Locations||City||Phone|
|Central Louisiana Technical College||Alexandria, LA 71302||318-487-5443|
|Acadia St Landry Guest Home||Church Point, LA 70525||(337) 684-6316|
|Ormond Nursing & Care Center||Destrehan, LA 70047-3103||(985)764-1793|
|Pointe Coupee Healthcare||Drive New Roads, LA 70760||(225)638-4431|
|Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center||Highway, Crowley, LA||(337) 783-2740|
|Jeff Davis Living Center LLC||Jennings, LA 70546-4202||(888) 364-4211|
|Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Homeand C’est la Vie Independent Living Center||Opelousas, LA 70570||(337)948-3634|
|Opelousas General Health System||Opelousas, LA 70570-6499||(337) 948-3011|
|Baton Rouge Health Care Center||Road,Baton Rouge, LA 70811||(225) 774-2141|
|Avoyelles Manor Nursing Home||South Plaucheville, LA 71329||(318) 922-3404|