Can I Get My CNA License Online?

by Maria Pavel on April 17, 2011

Today’s world is a very busy place to live and most people do not have the time that they may need to go to classes to get their CNA license. The good news is that you are able to take your classes online as far as classroom work goes. The clinical work will still have to be done in a hospital or nursing home setting, though. If you find that you may not have the time needed to do the classroom work on campus or at a training center, then you can always look online for CNA classes that are allowed in your area.

If you decide that you are going to further your CNA training to become a registered nurse, you will need to make sure that the online classes you are taking are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. If the course is not accredited with them, then you will not be able to take those online classes. Making sure that the courses you are taking are accredited is a very important part of doing online CNA training.

You don’t want to find out after you are done that you cannot go any further in your medical career because the course wasn’t accredited. Once you have completed your online training courses, you will still need to go in for your state testing. You cannot take the state test online and will have to either go to the nursing campus or a training facility in order to take your test.

Most online training facilities will let their students know where they can go to take their clinical courses and the state required testing. Once you have taken your clinical classes and passed your state testing requirements, you will be able to work as a CNA in your state.

One of the best things about getting your CNA training online is the fact that you won’t have to stick to a strict schedule. Most online courses that are offered allow you to work at your own pace with the classroom part of the training and that makes it much easier on people that are super busy with their lives.

If you take your CNA training in a facility, then you will be required to be there every day that they have class, regardless of the things you need to do.
If you are deciding to take CNA training courses online, then you should contact the facility you want to work for and see if they will accept online classroom training for CNAs.

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