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Nursing assistants care directly for patients, assisting them with everyday needs like bathing, getting dressed, eating, and moving about. Nursing assistants also assist nurses with basic medical care, checking vital signs, administering medications, and reporting any changes in a patient’s condition.

Becoming a nursing assistant is well within reach, as no prior nursing experience is necessary to enroll in certified nursing assistant (CNA) programs. CNA programs train students for the challenges they’ll face on the job, and prepare them well for the state certification exam. There are over 25 schools in Georgia offering CNA programs. Most programs, including those at Savannah Technical College and Lanier Technical College, can be completed within a semester. Other schools, such as Omnitech Institute and Gwinnett Technical College, offer programs that can be completed in under a year.

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In Georgia, nursing assistants earn an average of about $21,000 per year; the top earners can bring home as much as $23,500 to $26,000 annually. Pay depends upon both experience and location, as some cities have higher costs of living and thus higher wages. There are several large employers for nursing assistants in Georgia, including Atlanta Medical Center and Grady Health System.

If you wish to embark on a career as a certified nursing assistant, we’ve compiled the below list of the top nursing assistant programs in Georgia.

Atlanta

Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Parkway SW | Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Everest Institute - Jonesboro
6431 Tara Boulevard | Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Fortis College
2108 Cobb Parkway | Smyrna, Georgia 30080
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Georgia Piedmont Technical College
495 North Indian Creek Drive | Clarkston, Georgia 30021
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Gwinnett Technical College
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway | Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Omnitech Institute
1728 Montreal Circle | Tucker, Georgia 30084
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southern Crescent Technical College
501 Varsity Road | Griffin, Georgia 30223
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
West Georgia Technical College
176 Murphy Campus Boulevard | Waco, Georgia 30182
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Augusta

Augusta Technical College
3200 Augusta Tech Drive | Augusta, Georgia 30906
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Columbus

Columbus Technical College
928 Manchester Expressway | Columbus, Georgia 31904
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Savannah

Savannah Technical College
5717 White Bluff Road | Savannah, Georgia 31405
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Other Georgia cities

Albany Technical College
1704 South Slappey Boulevard | Albany, Georgia 31701
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Altamaha Technical College
1777 West Cherry Street | Jesup, Georgia 31545
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Athens Technical College
800 US Highway 29 North | Athens, Georgia 30601
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Bainbridge College
2500 East Shotwell Street | Bainbridge, Georgia 39819
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Central Georgia Technical College
3300 Macon Tech Drive | Macon, Georgia 31206
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Georgia Northwestern Technical College
One Maurice Culberson Drive | Rome, Georgia 30161
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Lake Lanier School of Massage
675 E E Butler Parkway, Suite K | Gainsville, Georgia 30501
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Lanier Technical College
2990 Landrum Education Drive | Oakwood, Georgia 30566
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Middle Georgia Technical College
80 Cohen Walker Drive | Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Moultrie Technical College
800 Veterans Parkway North | Moultrie, Georgia 31788
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Oconee Fall Line Technical College
1189 Deepstep Road | Sandersville, Georgia 31082
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Ogeechee Technical College
One Joseph E Kennedy Boulevard | Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Okefenokee Technical College
1701 Carswell Avenue | Waycross, Georgia 31503
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
South Georgia Technical College
900 South Georgia Tech Parkway | Americus, Georgia 31709
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southeastern Technical College
3001 East First Street | Vidalia, Georgia 30474
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southwest Georgia Technical College
15689 US Highway 19 North | Thomasville, Georgia 31792
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
4089 Val Tech Road | Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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