Home health aide training in Nevada is available at both community colleges and home health agencies throughout the state.
In order to become a home health aide, you must obtain 75 hours of total training, including 16 hours of clinical training. In addition, certified home health aides must pass a competency exam.
These are the same training requirements that are mandated at Medicare approved facilities around the country.
Many home health agencies provide this training on the job, so no prior experience is needed to work as a home health aide.
Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) vs. Home Health Aide (HHA)
What’s confusing to some that the job of a CNA and HHA in Nevada are often interchanged. Many training programs which offer CNA training can also qualify you to be a certified HHA.
When applying to programs that are targeted towards CNAs, ask if it can also qualify you to become a certified home health aide.
Requirements To Become A HHA In Nevada
Federal law says that home health aides are not required to have previous experience nor are they required to have a high school diploma.
However, home health agencies may have different eligibility requirements such as:
- High school diploma or its equal
- Personal transportation
- Previous experience working in the health field