Certified nursing assistants (CNAs), or nurse aides, assist patients with their daily activities such as eating, bathing and using the restroom, clean and sanitize patient rooms, answer call lights and take vital signs. CNAs work under the supervision and guidance of licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or registered nurses (RNs), and many CNAs go on to become LPNs or RNs themselves. CNA training programs are quick to complete and less expensive than a practical nursing or RN training program, making it easy for aspiring nursing assistants to complete their studies and begin working very quickly. In Louisiana, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $21,880 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Louisiana

To get started on your journey to become a CNA, the first step is choosing a training program. Nurse aide training programs are offered at community colleges, vocational schools and at some medical facilities and nursing homes, in larger cities such as Baton Rouge or New Orleans, as well as in smaller cities and towns across Louisiana. For more information about admissions requirements for a CNA training program in Louisiana, visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: CNA training programs can be completed in 4 to 12 weeks of study, which includes classroom instruction as well as clinical practice hours. In Louisiana, CNA training programs must include 40 hours of classroom training, 4 hours of orientation to the clinical training site and 40 hours of clinical training taking place in a nursing home or skilled nursing facility.
  • Program Cost: The cost of nursing assistant training programs vary from school to school. When researching schools, make sure to find out the total cost of a program including supplies, textbooks, uniforms and state testing fees. As one example of program costs, the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at St. Agatha Career School in New Orleans costs $570 in 2019, which includes tuition and fees, but does not include the cost of TB and background check testing, uniforms or certification exam fees.
  • Online/In-Person Options: While a key requirement of CNA training is hands-on clinical training hours, some schools offer the classroom instruction portion of training in an online format. Particularly appealing to students who have work or family obligations that make it difficult to attend classes in person, these online training programs offer students the convenience of completing assignments from home and on their own schedules.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Louisiana

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Louisiana, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Alexandria, LA

SchoolContact Information
Central Louisiana Technical Community College
CNA Programs
4311 S MacArthur Dr
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 487-5443

Baton Rouge, LA

SchoolContact Information
Advance Healthcare Institute
CNA Programs
16851 Jefferson Hwy #10a
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
(225) 335-4705
Aspire Medical Training Academy
CNA Programs
4184 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 272-5894
Baton Rouge Community College
201 Community College Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 216-8000
Camelot College
2618 Wooddale Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 928-3005

Bossier City, LA

SchoolContact Information
Bossier Parish Community College
CNA Programs
6220 E Texas St
Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 678-6000

Breaux Bridge, LA

SchoolContact Information
St. Martin Parish College & Career Readiness Center
CNA Programs
702 W Bridge St
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-5924

Carville, LA

SchoolContact Information
Carville Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
5465 Point Clair Rd
Carville, LA 70721
(225) 642-0699

Chalmette, LA

SchoolContact Information
Nunez Community College
CNA Programs
3710 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 278-6467

Denham Springs, LA

SchoolContact Information
Woodland Healthcare Training
CNA Programs
133 Aspen Square Suite E
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 295-5015

Eunice, LA

SchoolContact Information
Eunice Career & Technical Education Center
421 S 10th St
Eunice, LA 70535
(337) 457-8686

Gonzales, LA

SchoolContact Information
River Parishes Community College
CNA Programs
925 W Edenborne Pkwy
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 743-8500

Hammond, LA

SchoolContact Information
Compass Career College
CNA Programs
42353 Deluxe Plaza # 16
Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 419-2050
Northshore Technical Community College - Hammond Campus
CNA Programs
111 Pride Dr
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 543-4120
Petra College
CNA Programs
1814 N Morrison Blvd A & B
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 318-7880

Houma, LA

SchoolContact Information
Learning Bridge LLC
CNA Programs
1340 W Tunnel Blvd #110
Houma, LA 70360
(985) 262-4685

Kenner, LA

SchoolContact Information
Healthcare Training Institute
CNA Programs
322 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 467-2155

Lafayette, LA

SchoolContact Information
Infinity College
CNA Programs
117 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 261-9009
South Louisiana Community College
CNA Programs
1101 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 521-9000

Lake Charles, LA

SchoolContact Information
Resthaven Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, LLC
1103 W McNeese St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 477-6371
SOWELA Technical Community College
CNA Programs
3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 421-6565

Marrero, LA

SchoolContact Information
Academy of Our Lady High School
CNA Programs
5501 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 341-6217
J.A.Cuillier,Sr.Career Center
CNA Programs
1429B Ames Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 340-6963

Minden, LA

SchoolContact Information
Northwest Louisiana Technical College
CNA Programs
9500 Industrial Dr
Minden, LA 71055
(318) 371-3035

Monroe, LA

SchoolContact Information
Louisiana Delta Community College
7500 Millhaven Rd
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 345-9000

New Iberia, LA

SchoolContact Information
Grade A Health Solutions
237 W. Main St.
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 321-9014

New Orleans, LA

SchoolContact Information
Advance Nursing Training
CNA Programs
4480 General De Gaulle Dr
New Orleans, LA 70131
(504) 266-5773
Delgado Community College
CNA Programs
615 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 671-5000
New Orleans Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
8825 Airline Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 484-3500
St. Agatha Career School
CNA Programs
7078 Read Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 245-7227

Oakdale, LA

SchoolContact Information
Allen Oaks Nursing & Rehab Center
CNA Programs
909 E 6th Ave
Oakdale, LA 71463
(318) 335-1469

Opelousas, LA

SchoolContact Information
Premier Healthcare Training Solutions
CNA Programs
816 Creswell Ln
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 678-0551

Rayville,, LA

SchoolContact Information
Health Care & More
CNA Programs
106 Courthouse Sq
Rayville,, LA 71269
(318) 728-8989

Schriever, LA

SchoolContact Information
Fletcher Technical Community College
CNA Programs
1407 LA-311
Schriever, LA 70395
(985) 448-7900

Shreveport, LA

SchoolContact Information
Caddo Career & Technology Center
CNA Programs
5950 Union Ave
Shreveport, LA 71108
(318) 636-5150
Shreveport Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
2815 Lillian St
Shreveport, LA 71109
(318) 227-9331
Southern University Shreveport
CNA Programs
3050 Dr Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport, LA 71107
(318) 670-6000

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