CNA Classes

Have you been putting off taking CNA Classes? Don’t wait any longer; get registered and get started. Certified nursing assistants are in demand and the salary starts well above minimum wage.Have you taken care of someone in the past and liked doing it? Do you enjoy working with others? Have you been considered working within the medical industry but don’t know where to start? Although a CNA may be considered the lowest position, it is still a very important one.

Who offers CNA Classes?

There are a number of places where classes can be taken. Junior colleges typically offer a nursing program in which a CNA program is part of. Nursing schools/colleges will always have various programs available. Some hospitals, not all, will sometimes offer classes in exchange for the individual working on staff. Each American Red Cross chapter offers classes as well.

For most places, you can access a great deal of information that you will need on their website. However, there is always a question or two that can only be answered by actually talking to someone. This is when you should call their admissions office or visit their campus during normal business hours to get your answers and probably even more.

Meeting your Financial Needs

CNA Classes are not free and if you can’t afford them, there are avenues open in which financial assistance can be obtained. If the institution that you would like to take the classes from doesn’t offer a financial aid program, there are state and federal options available.

Scholarships can be used for most classes however the best way to obtain funding is through grants. Where is your starting point? You will be advised to register and apply for FAFSA. This is a free program that will locate the best funding for you according to the information you supply them. To find out more on FAFSA, visit their website at

Getting Started

Once you have obtained your financial support and have registered for classes, you have successfully completed the first steps on becoming a certified nursing assistant. Your next steps will be taking the classes themselves and participating in labs and other hands-on activities that will be assigned during the course. Each day of learning will take you one day closer to being that helpful individual that many will rely upon in the near future.

There will be a lot to learn but everything is just as important to ensure that you obtain the best teaching and more current information possible. Caring for others who are unable to perform certain tasks can be a huge undertaking but when working together with the patient’s doctor(s) and nurse(s) the workload isn’t as heavy. One never knows how a patient will be feeling so the CNA must always maintain a positive attitude and keep an open mind when assisting a patient.

Every class will give you instruction and advice on how to handle different situations. Not only should you take precautions with your own hygiene but with your patients’ too. A qualified CNA should be proficient with any task that may be required of them; not only physically but mentally too. Humane ethics and morals will also be discussed during the course of any CNA program to ensure your patient is properly cared for.

Some of the course work you may find easy and some you may find difficult. If you need additional assistance with a particular task, please ask your instructor to review it again so that if asked on your certification test, you will be able to perform or answer the question correctly. Taking CNA Classes is an excellent way to enter the medical field and begin helping others.

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10 Responses to “CNA Classes”

  • Lucia says:

    Well, I’m in high scoohl and my scoohl has a CNA program. Helps us get internships and jobs in the future,etc. School for nursing is a good idea, its a fast growing job and you get good benefits. I got my CNA lisences last year when I was 17, I don’t like the work but I’m using my CNA training to get my college set and paid for. Working as a CNA, you get to be around real nurses who have been in the field and who can help you when your studying or getting your certication. With CNA,you can get paid and go to scoohl get advice from your coworkers. If your lucky like some of the kids in my class. They got there CNA and volunteer at the hostipal and now are getting grants from them to go to nursing scoohl.good deal if your trying to start a a good job and trying to have a stable job in this economy.

    • Ellaine says:

      Right now in many places the nurnsig shortage isn’t being felt and due to the poor economy it’s harder for new grads without experience to find jobs. Not everywhere, but a lot of places. However the pendulum always swings back. . . there IS an impending nurnsig shortage that will be felt everywhere in the decades to come, for several reasons. First, the Baby Boomer generation is hitting retirement age. With such a large population that will soon be experiencing declining health, this will increase demands on all aspects of health care. With this aging population also comes a great number of aging RNs who are retiring, and there are not as many new RNs entering and staying in the profession to balance the numbers of those leaving. Finally, we are, as a society, growing more unhealthy. Obesity is an epidemic, and with that comes increasing rates of heart disease, diabetes, and other huge medically-dependent conditions. Nursing is a profession which is far more stable than many others. You might have a little difficulty getting a job as a new grad, but you are still years away from that and by then the economy will turn around and things will probably be back to where you will have your pick of jobs upon graduation, like it was a few years ago. Good luck.

      • Merry says:

        You can have all the book training you want but you must have on hands cnciilal experience, so that’s one reason not to pay to do it on line. You are learning way more than CNA s do right up front. Ask if you can take the certification exam now and get your certification.

        • Bensilal says:

          in the nurses aide part you learn the prpeor way to bathe a patient,how to make hospital beds,personal hygein for your patients,the prpeor way to change linen on a occupied bed and an unoccupied bed,diaper care,etc..also how to clean up the messes such as bowel is very educational.i am a cna and i love it.i was going to be a lpn but with being a cna i get more one on one with my patients and they learn to trust you most..good luck..

          • Escola says:

            Hi Tara, Currently I see the following nrnisug assistant schools available for you in the Baton Rouge area:Advance Healthcare Institute4580 Bluebonnet Boulevard, Suite B,Baton Rouge, LA 70809(225) 335-4705Our Lady of the Lake College7434 Perkins Road,Baton Rouge, LA 70808(225) 768-1700Hope this helps, and Good luck!

    • Luli says:

      My wife looked into the same thing and found that by going to scoohl for just 2 years at a tech scoohl you can get your RN degree, it is not a teaching RN degree but it is a legitimate RN. You might want to try doing that. I think she found the LPN program would take about a year to complete. If you already have gone to some college, most of the classes will only be the actual nursing classes, very little general ed courses. You might want to check that out.She did the CNA course first so she could work as a CNA, sometimes required sometimes not she works nights only and makes $14 as a CNA.

      • Almir says:

        Yes.You should have to know that every field reiqrues skills but after completing the degree course nobody has such talent. They all get it after getting proper training whatever field it is.So compete and get their rivals defeat. You can easily achieve it.When I compeleted my engineering course I was not having such talent to establish myself in industry. I have started with a very low income and now I am also working with in administration field despite having no experience and I have explored myself in it very strongly.

  • This program is one of the best ways to get yourself started in the medical field. Not only is it affordable it is done properly and in a timely manner so that you can learn all the essentials and start working shortly after. The clinical sites are amazing. They are both very welcoming establishments with friendly staff that are willing to help the students out in every way that they can. I have had such a great experience in this program with the lectures, labs and clinical hours. As a college student that had such a bad experience with college courses I walked into this program looking to be disappointed but I was proven wrong after the first day when I saw how much the teacher really helped the class. I would most definitely recommend this program to many more people.

  • Trying to find cna1 renewal classes my licsense lapse because of agent that I resided with will not get an RN to sign my form I worked for them for 6years . Alsokeep up with my standard with them by being a dedicated worker.I was certified also and worked for about 3 companies and neither one would sign my certification papers so it wouldn’t laspe,but it did.I complained to the cna nureing registry board but,they didn’t seem to care they just said get a job working 8 hrs. or go back to where you used to work and i did to no avail i lost my certification on August30,2008.Right before then i worked 16 hours at a facility and they wouldn’t sign because,i was shadowing on the floor as they called it.They said i have to have hands on training on my own before they could sign it,so i guess they just wasted my time.I think there should be law about these companies wanting to use you for a cna and then don’t have time to sign your papers and then you wind up being a pca.I thought about going to the news 5 on your side or 9 on your side so people can see who these companies are so they don’t get trapped like i did.

  • Tyesha says:

    Hi, you can find the recent list of avbalaile CNA classes in the Chicago area here If you would like to see about challenging the training, or applying for reciprocity call the Illinois Department of Public Health, 535 West Jefferson Street, Springfield, Illinois 62761 Phone 217-785-5133 Good luck!

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