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.

2023 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

CNA Programs
401 W Pennsylvania St
Anaconda, MT 59711
(406) 563-8500

Billings, MT

CNA Programs
3803 Central Ave
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 247-3000

CNA Programs
1601 Lewis Ave
Billings, MT 59102
(406) 534-8455

Box Elder, MT

CNA Programs
8294 Upper Box Elder Rd
Box Elder, MT 59521
(406) 395-4875

Butte, MT

CNA Programs
3251 Nettie St
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 723-3225

CNA Programs
25 Basin Creek Rd
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 496-3707

1300 W Park St
Butte, MT 59701
(800) 445-8324

245 E Park St
Butte, MT 59701
(406) 723-7987

Forsyth, MT

CNA Programs
383 N 17th Ave
Forsyth, MT 59327
(406) 346-2161

Hamilton, MT

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

Harlem, MT

CNA Programs
269 Blackfeet Avenue-Agency
Harlem, MT 59526
(406) 353-2607

Helena, MT

CNA Programs
1115 N Roberts St
Helena, MT 59601
(406) 447-6900

Kalispell, MT

777 Grandview Dr
Kalispell, MT 59901
(406) 756-3822

Miles City, MT

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

Missoula, MT

310 S Curtis St
Missoula, MT 59801
(406) 549-8765

1205 E Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 243-7870

Ronan, MT

CNA Programs
33091 Mollman Pass Trai
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 644-2217

CNA Programs
126 6th Ave SW
Ronan, MT 59864
(406) 676-2900

Shelby, MT

CNA Programs
323 Main St
Shelby, MT 59474
(406) 434-9101

Townsend, MT

110 N Oak St
Townsend, MT 59644
(406) 266-3186

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