Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training is for many people the first steps towards obtaining a degree in Nursing. Often it is the path taken by those who want to find out if they want to, or would be suited to pursuing a career in Nursing. You gain some useful basic Nursing skills alongside some important life skills, such as First Aid & CPR, which can be used throughout your life even if you choose not to pursue a career in Nursing.
It is ideal for those considering a change of profession, or those who can’t afford to study on a full time basis and need to continue earning a living whilst they study, due to the flexibility of the training. As the majority of the training is done online it can be done anywhere you have access to a computer, which could be café, library your own home or current place of work.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training is a great start for anyone wanting to get into the caring profession. In many instances you will need to be a Certificated Nursing Assistant to obtain employment in this field. CNA training is great because you can do it online in your own time and can work it around your other commitments. The training can also be completed in a relatively short period of time to suit yourself. Some of the training has to be of a practical nature, and this is usually arranged by the training provider, in a local nursing home or other appropriate place.
The basic minimum requirements for the training is 75 hours of study work with at least 16 hours of practical experience in basic care giving duties. The course content and format can vary slightly from state to state according to the laws of the state regarding the duties a Certified Nursing Assistant is allowed to perform, some states are more stringent on these laws than others.
At the end of your CNA training when you have completed the theory and practical requirements and taken the tests to obtain your CNA certification you will be qualified to give help in general care in a variety of settings.