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On this site you can learn how to become a professional CNA! There are 2 sections on this site- free CNA training module as well as CNA schools module. If you are new to the field of nursing we suggest you going through the various free training materials offered on this website to better understand what it means to be a CNA. You can find the main 6 categories below-
Free CNA Training Materials
Attending CNA Schools
CNAs or Certified Nursing assistants are vital to health care industry- they provide the service that all patients in hospitals will need. It is a great way to get into the medical industry without becoming a doctor. Once you have decided to become a CNA and would like to attend nursing assistant classes, you need to find a school closest to you. Remember, CNA is not a degree, but a job title for people who have passed the certification exam for nursing assistants. This means that you can become a CNA no matter which nursing degree you have.
Various nursing programs that enable you to become CNA are- Nurse Assistant, Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse, Licensed Nurse, LPN, RN and several others. Keep in mind that with some of these degrees you not only can become a CNA, but also get higher qualification for even better-paid jobs.
How to become a CNA?
Step 1. Find CNA Class
- Find your nearest school or training facility offering accredited certified nursing assistant classes!
Step 2. Register For Your Class
- Find out all the relevant information about the class like cost, location, possible scholarships and/or payment options. Then enroll for the class.
Step 3. Take Your CNA Class
- Start your training by attending the classes and paying close attention to everything being taught. All the information provided will be needed in your CNA exam!
Step 4. Take Your CNA Exam
- In order to qualify as a certified nursing assistant, you must first pass both written and clinical CNA exam. When you pass the exam your name will be added to nursing aide registry and you can start working as a CNA.
Step 5. You are now a CNA!
- Congratulations! You are now officially a certified nursing assistant and can start your career as a CNA!
Finding the right CNA schools could not be easier. On this website, we list 100s of best CNA colleges across the country- all you need to do is to get in touch with them! In order to do that, use the search feature on this page to find your local schools nearest to you. All the schools listed will offer CNA programs, even though they may have different names for it (like Medical Assisting, Nurse Assisting etc). In order to find out more about each college, you will be asked to submit your details, confidentially, and the school will get back to you asap.
After you have found your course, you need to attend and study hard. Working in a medical field will be hard but rewarding- take your studies seriously! Once you have completed your course you need to take the exams.
In most states, you have to successfully pass the certification examination in order to be employed as a certified nursing assistant. The exam will be in two parts. The first part will be theoretical wherein you will be asked about different medical procedures that have been covered in your lectures, workbooks, and textbooks.
After the written portion is done, you will have to take the clinical skills test (CST). With this exam, you have to demonstrate to the examiner your practical nursing skills. You have to be prepared for the tasks that a certified nursing assistant should possess. Depending on where you will have your exam, you may be required to bring someone with you that acts as your “patient”. When you start your CST, you will have to perform all the skills as if it was the real-life patient. You will be assessed on everything- from hand washing and greetings to more specialized skills.
Once you pass both the written and clinical skills test, you become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and your name will be entered in the local Nursing Assistant/Aide Registry.
You will be required to renew your certification every couple of years if you are not actively working so keep that in mind if you choose another career after graduation. The process of becoming a CNA is not complicated, it just needs a bit of patience!