CNA Online Training And Certification

by Maria Pavel on June 21, 2011

Many people interested in becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, worry that they’ll never find a way to do it. They may work a fulltime job or attend school fulltime, which leaves virtually no time to attend a study program. Being able to take CNA classes online is a solution to this dilemma, and probably contributes greatly to its popularity.

It’s totally possible to get in all of your required classroom study in the comfort of your own home by taking the CNA course online. All of the classroom material is covered in any online course you sign up to take. You’ll get a clear idea about the duties and responsibilities of Certified Nursing Assistants, including how to deal with your patients and the basics of biology.

CNA Online Training and Certification

CNA Online Training and Certification

Something that does get a bit tricky is when you need to meet the minimum requirement of 16 hours of clinical work at a hospital or clinic. However, most of the schools that teach CNA courses online or through distance learning, will arrange for their students to get their clinical work done at the best places for them. In this way, all you’ll need to do is arrange to get those few hours in.

Where you live will dictate what requirements you must meet to become certified as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Most of the time, about 75 to 125 hours of certification training is required.

The content of this course covers such things as nutrition, psychology, anatomy, medication, physical therapy, first aid, and communicable and non-communicable diseases. These courses can vary from 4 to 18 weeks.

A lot of times, online courses to become a Certified Nursing Assistant may be more affordable than attending them in a college classroom. Once you meet your classroom requirements, all that’s left is to get your clinical work out of the way. Then you’ll be ready to start preparing to take the certification exam and be on your way to a new career.

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Lindsey Gaughan July 28, 2011 at 8:29 am

My name is lindsey and I am working full time and about to start some courses at Grand Rapids Community College…..I am interested in getting my CNA through an online course but not sure how or where to start. I am aware that I may need to arrange some lab hours which is ok. Plz email me and let me know if you have any helpful info. as to where I start.

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