Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), also commonly referred to as nurse aides, are healthcare providers who help registered/practical nurses with patient care duties including measuring and recording patient vital signs, assisting patients with daily activities, patient hygiene, and more. The CNA role is a great entry-level role and only requires a short training program and a certification exam. In Tennessee, CNAs earn an average annual salary of $25,090, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Tennessee

To become a CNA in Tennessee, prospective students must enroll in an approved training program. Upon completion, they will have to pass the state's certification exam to be added to the nurse aide registry and begin working. For more on admissions requirements for CNA training programs in Tennessee, please visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: CNA training program length can vary, but most are usually completed in a few weeks. In Tennessee, training programs are offered in many community colleges and even some medical facilities. Training programs in Tennessee consist of at least 75 hours of training, including at least 16 hours of hands-on clinical training.
  • Program Cost: The cost of a CNA training program can fluctuate based on many factors. When looking into training programs, be sure to determine the cost of additional fees, textbooks, uniform/supplies, exams, etc. in addition to tuition. Some schools may offer financial aid or other flexible payment plans to help students cover costs.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Some schools will offer the classroom portion of the CNA program in an online format. This is a great scenario for students worried about fitting their studies in to their already busy lives, as online courses can be taken anytime, anywhere. Labs and clinical experiences will still need to be taken in-person, however. Traditional campus-based CNA programs are still the norm for those who want the classroom experience.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Tennessee

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

Chattanooga, TN

SchoolContact Information
Health Careers Training Center
5708 Uptain Rd # 401
Chattanooga, TN 37411
(423) 892-3848
Miller-Motte Technical College
CNA Programs
6397 Lee Hwy
Chattanooga, TN 37421
(423) 414-3247

Clarksville, TN

SchoolContact Information
Tennessee Health Careers LLC
CNA Programs
1885 B, Fort Campbell Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37042
(931) 648-2424

Cleveland, TN

SchoolContact Information
Cleveland State Community College
CNA Programs
3535 Adkisson Dr
Cleveland, TN 37312
(423) 472-7141
Prepare To Care Training Center, LLC
891 Keith St NW #7
Cleveland, TN 37311
(423) 614-3838

Clifton, TN

SchoolContact Information
Columbia State Community College - Wayne Co. Campus
CNA Programs
795 Main St
Clifton, TN 38425
(931) 676-6966

Crossville, TN

SchoolContact Information
Tennessee College of Applied Technology
CNA Programs
910 Miller Ave
Crossville, TN 38555
(931) 484-7502

Dyersburg, TN

SchoolContact Information
Dyersburg State Community College
1510 Lake Rd
Dyersburg, TN 38024
(731) 286-3200

Harriman, TN

SchoolContact Information
Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Harriman
CNA Programs
1745 Harriman Hwy
Harriman, TN 37748
(865) 882-6703

Hartsville, TN

SchoolContact Information
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Hartsville
CNA Programs
716 E McMurry Blvd
Hartsville, TN 37074
(615) 374-2147

Huntsville, TN

SchoolContact Information
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Oneida/Huntsville
CNA Programs
355 Scott High Dr
Huntsville, TN 37756
(423) 663-4900

Jackson, TN

SchoolContact Information
West Tennessee Business College
CNA Programs
1186 US-45 BYP
Jackson, TN 38301
(731) 668-7240

Knoxville, TN

SchoolContact Information
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Knoxville
CNA Programs
1100 Liberty St
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 546-5567

Livingston, TN

SchoolContact Information
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Livingston
CNA Programs
740 Hi Tech Dr
Livingston, TN 38570
(931) 823-5525

Memphis, TN

SchoolContact Information
Career Academy CNA Training
CNA Programs
2600 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 761-4500
Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
1555 McAlister Dr
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 396-2800
The Healthcare Institute LLC
CNA Programs
7253 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN 38125
(901) 244-0844
William and Johnson Career College
CNA Programs
4400 Hickory Hill
Memphis, TN 38141
(901) 590-1166

Morristown, TN

SchoolContact Information
Walters State Community College
CNA Programs
500 S Davy Crockett Pkwy
Morristown, TN 37813
(423) 585-2600

Nashville, TN

SchoolContact Information
Nats Inc
CNA Programs
1161 Murfreesboro Pike #217
Nashville, TN 37217
(615) 333-8474
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville
CNA Programs
100 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 425-5500

Pulaski, TN

SchoolContact Information
Tennessee Technology Center
CNA Programs
1233 E College St
Pulaski, TN 38478
(931) 424-4014

Ripley, TN

SchoolContact Information
TCAT Ripley
CNA Programs
127 Industrial Dr
Ripley, TN 38063
(731) 635-3368

Savannah, TN

SchoolContact Information
Jackson State Community College
CNA Programs
840 Pickwick Road
Savannah, TN 38372
(731) 925-5722

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