Pursuing CNA classes is the first step towards making a certified nursing assistant career in U.S. Many community colleges, nursing schools, and independent facilities in U.S. offer nursing classes.
You must pursue a state-approved certified nursing assistant program to become eligible for certification. Such classes last for around 7-14 weeks and include at least 75-120 hours of training, which includes classroom training and clinical exercises. Institutes in some states may provide 175 hours of training.
The training hours depend on the rules set by that state’s board of nursing or department of health. This training provides maximum knowledge, preparing you in all the fundamentals of nursing. They encourage learning and implementing the aspects related to patient care (including handling, hygiene, and nutrition), restorative care, vital signs, CPR instruction, safety and emergency procedures, medical terminology, documentation and reporting.
Some facilities also offer free CNA training to the ones who have committed to work for that facility for the pre-specified period. This period can be anywhere between 6 months and a year.