Certified nursing assistants (CNAs), or nurse aides, assist patients with their daily activities such as eating, bathing, and using the restroom, cleaning and sanitizing patient rooms, answering call lights, and taking 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 practical nursing or RN training programs, 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.

2023 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

CNA Programs
4311 S MacArthur Dr
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 487-5443

Baton Rouge, LA

CNA Programs
4184 North Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 272-5894

201 Community College Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 216-8000

2618 Wooddale Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 928-3005

Bossier City, LA

CNA Programs
6220 E Texas St
Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 678-6000

Breaux Bridge, LA

CNA Programs
702 W Bridge St
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-5924

Carville, LA

CNA Programs
5465 Point Clair Rd
Carville, LA 70721
(225) 642-0699

Chalmette, LA

CNA Programs
3710 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043
(504) 278-6467

Denham Springs, LA

CNA Programs
133 Aspen Square Suite E
Denham Springs, LA 70726
(225) 295-5015

Eunice, LA

421 S 10th St
Eunice, LA 70535
(337) 457-8686

Hammond, LA

CNA Programs
42353 Deluxe Plaza # 16
Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 419-2050

CNA Programs
111 Pride Dr
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 543-4120

CNA Programs
1814 N Morrison Blvd A & B
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 318-7880

Houma, LA

CNA Programs
1340 W Tunnel Blvd #110
Houma, LA 70360
(985) 262-4685

Kenner, LA

CNA Programs
322 Williams Blvd.
Kenner, LA 70062
(504) 467-2155

Lafayette, LA

CNA Programs
117 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 261-9009

CNA Programs
1101 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 521-9000

Lake Charles, LA

1103 W McNeese St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 477-6371

CNA Programs
3820 Sen J Bennett Johnston Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 421-6565

Marrero, LA

CNA Programs
5501 Westbank Expressway
Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 341-6217

CNA Programs
1429B Ames Blvd
Marrero, LA 70072
(504) 340-6963

Minden, LA

CNA Programs
9500 Industrial Dr
Minden, LA 71055
(318) 371-3035

Monroe, LA

7500 Millhaven Rd
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 345-9000

New Iberia, LA

237 W. Main St.
New Iberia, LA 70560
(337) 321-9014

New Orleans, LA

CNA Programs
4480 General De Gaulle Dr
New Orleans, LA 70131
(504) 266-5773

CNA Programs
615 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 671-5000

CNA Programs
8825 Airline Hwy
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 484-3500

CNA Programs
7078 Read Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70127
(504) 245-7227

Oakdale, LA

CNA Programs
909 E 6th Ave
Oakdale, LA 71463
(318) 335-1469

Opelousas, LA

CNA Programs
816 Creswell Ln
Opelousas, LA 70570
(337) 678-0551

Rayville,, LA

CNA Programs
106 Courthouse Sq
Rayville,, LA 71269
(318) 728-8989

Schriever, LA

CNA Programs
1407 LA-311
Schriever, LA 70395
(985) 448-7900

Shreveport, LA

CNA Programs
5950 Union Ave
Shreveport, LA 71108
(318) 636-5150

CNA Programs
2815 Lillian St
Shreveport, LA 71109
(318) 227-9331

CNA Programs
3050 Dr Martin Luther King Dr
Shreveport, LA 71107
(318) 670-6000

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