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Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) attend to basic quality-of-life needs. A CNA’s primary function is helping patients perform daily living activities such as feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, or moving. CNAs operate under the supervision of licensed practical nurses or registered nurses, providing a line of communication between these senior healthcare professionals and the patient.

One of the biggest advantages of the CNA career path is its short schooling. In order to become certified and listed on the South Carolina Nurse Aide Registry, you must pass the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination within two years of completion of a 100-hour training program. There are approximately 150 approved programs across the state of South Carolina, which typically take several weeks to several months to complete.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 18,400 CNAs are employed in South Carolina and represent over a quarter of the ~70,000 nurses employed in the state. The median annual salary of a CNA in South Carolina is $21,650. These professionals work in a number of healthcare providers across the state including Piedmont Medical Center, East Cooper Regional Medical Center, and Hilton Head Regional Medical Center.

If you want to forge a career maintaining the comfort and dignity of patients, you should strongly consider becoming a nursing assistant. We have compiled below a list of the top CNA certificate programs in South Carolina.

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Columbia

Midlands Technical College
1260 Lexington Drive | West Columbia, South Carolina 29170
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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Midlands Technical College 1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, South Carolina 29170
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Greenville

Forrest College
601 East River Street | Anderson, South Carolina 29624
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Forrest College 601 East River Street
Anderson, South Carolina 29624
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Spartanburg

Spartanburg Community College
800 Brisack Road | Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Spartanburg Community College 800 Brisack Road
Spartanburg, South Carolina 29303
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Other South Carolina cities

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
3250 Saint Matthews Road | Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School Address Programs offered
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College 3250 Saint Matthews Road
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29118
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
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