Certified nursing assistants, also commonly referred to as nursing assistants or nurse aides, perform a number of important patient care duties including taking patient vital signs, assisting patients with daily activities including range-of-motion exercises, dressing and feeding, as well as sanitizing patient rooms. An entry-level position that requires a brief training program, the CNA role is an excellent jumping off point to a career in nursing. In Montana, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $27,070, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Montana

Beginning a career as a CNA requires completion of a state-approved training program, which often takes only a matter of a few weeks to complete. After completing training, aspiring nursing assistants must pass their state's certification exam and become registered with their state. For additional details on admissions requirements for CNA training programs in Montana, please visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: CNA training program length can vary, with some taking as little as 3 to 4 weeks to complete. In Montana, training programs are offered in many community colleges, vocational schools as well as a number of medical facilities and nursing homes. CNA training programs in Montana consist of at least 75 hours of training, including at least 25 hours of hands-on clinical training.
  • Program Cost: The cost of a CNA training program varies from school to school. In some cases, nursing homes or other medical facilities may offer free CNA training in exchange for working for the facility for a certain amount of time. When researching training programs, be sure to determine the cost of additional fees, textbooks, uniform/supplies, exam costs, etc. in addition to the stated tuition in order to estimate the total price tag of a program.
  • Online/In-Person Options: In some cases, the classroom portion of CNA training may be available in an online format. Online coursework is then accompanied by in-person lab work and clinical training hours in a local healthcare facility. For students who have busy work schedules and/or family obligations, these hybrid training programs may be a convenient way to start your career as a nursing assistant.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Montana

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

Anaconda, MT

SchoolContact Information
Community Hospital of Anaconda
CNA Programs
401 W Pennsylvania St
Anaconda, MT 59711
(406) 563-8500

Billings, MT

SchoolContact Information
City College
CNA Programs
3803 Central Ave
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 247-3000
Platinum Career Solution
CNA Programs
1601 Lewis Ave
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 534-8455

Box Elder, MT

SchoolContact Information
Stone Child College
CNA Programs
8294 Upper Box Elder Rd
Box Elder, MT 59521
(406) 395-4875

Browning, MT

SchoolContact Information
Blackfeet Community College
504 SE Boundary St
Browning, MT 59417
(406) 338-5441

Butte, MT

SchoolContact Information
Copper Ridge Health and Rehab
CNA Programs
3251 Nettie St
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 723-3225
Highlands College
CNA Programs
25 Basin Creek Rd
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 496-3707
Montana Tech
1300 W Park St
Butte, MT 59701
(800) 445-8324
Spectrum Medical Inc
245 E Park St
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 723-7987

Forsyth, MT

SchoolContact Information
Rosebud Health Care Center
CNA Programs
383 N 17th Ave
Forsyth, MT 59327
(406) 346-2161

Hamilton, MT

SchoolContact Information
Bitterroot College
CNA Programs
103 S 9th St
Hamilton, MT 59840
(406) 375-0100

Hardin, MT

SchoolContact Information
Big Horn County Memorial Hospital
16 N Miles Ave
Hardin, MT 59034
(406) 665-2310

Harlem, MT

SchoolContact Information
Aaniiih Nakoda College
CNA Programs
269 Blackfeet Avenue-Agency
Harlem, MT 59526
(406) 353-2607

Helena, MT

SchoolContact Information
Helena College University of Montana
CNA Programs
1115 N Roberts St
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 447-6900

Kalispell, MT

SchoolContact Information
Flathead Valley Community College
777 Grandview Dr
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-3822

Miles City, MT

SchoolContact Information
Miles Community College
CNA Programs
2715 Dickinson St
Miles City, MT 59301
(406) 874-6100

Missoula, MT

SchoolContact Information
Lifelong Learning Center
310 S Curtis St
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 549-8765
Missoula College
1205 E Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 243-7870

Ronan, MT

SchoolContact Information
Kicking Horse Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
33091 Mollman Pass Trai
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 644-2217
St. Luke Community Clinic
CNA Programs
126 6th Ave SW
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-2900

Shelby, MT

SchoolContact Information
COMPUTER RN
CNA Programs
323 Main St
Shelby, MT 59474
(406) 434-9101

Townsend, MT

SchoolContact Information
Broadwater Health Center
110 N Oak St
Townsend, MT 59644
(406) 266-3186

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