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If you’re compassionate and find real fulfillment in caring for the sick and elderly, then the job of a nursing assistant is cut out for you. It’s a rewarding job not just in terms of the sense of fulfillment, but in potential compensation as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a certified nursing assistant in the state of Alabama receives an annual average salary of $21,030. They are in high demand in health care facilities, including hospitals, hospice facilities, and homes for the elderly.

A nursing assistant works under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN) to look after a patient’s personal needs, including bathing, feeding, and monitoring of vital signs. This allows RNs and LPNs to perform other nursing functions that require more advanced training and skills.

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If you’re a high school graduate or GED certified, enrolling in a certified nursing assistant (CNA) program is a practical and inexpensive way to begin your career as a full-time registered nurse. A CNA program in Alabama takes only about three months to complete and costs approximately $1,000, including expenses for supplies. The program includes classroom and clinical training and prepares you to pass a certification exam to be included in the Alabama Nursing Assistant Registry.

Aside from a number of private vocational schools, including nursing home facilities with their own CNA program, there are several state-approved nursing assistant training programs in many community colleges across Alabama.

Below is a list of some institutions in Alabama well-known for their nursing assistant programs.

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Bevill State Community College
1411 Indiana Avenue | Jasper, Alabama 35501
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate


J. F. Drake State Technical College
3421 Meridian Street North | Huntsville, Alabama 35811
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
John C. Calhoun State Community College
6250 US Highway 31 North | Tanner, Alabama 35671
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate


Fortis College - Montgomery
3470 Eastdale Circle | Montgomery, Alabama 36117
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
H. Councill Trenholm State Technical College
1225 Air Base Boulevard | Montgomery, Alabama 36108
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

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Gadsden State Community College
1001 George Wallace Drive | Gadsden, Alabama 35903
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
George C. Wallace State Community College - Selma
3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway | Selma, Alabama 36703
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Jefferson Davis Community College
220 Alco Drive | Brewton, Alabama 36426
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Reid State Technical College
Interstate 65 & Highway 83 | Evergreen, Alabama 36401
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Shelton State Community College
9500 Old Greensboro Road | Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate