Dressing for an Interview After CNA Training

October 28th, 2014

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Finally becoming a CNA training graduate is an achievement worth bragging about, but you have very little time to do so. Once you finish your CNA training exam and are given your certification, you’ve got to put in the time and effort to figure out how your new career is going to start. In today’s economy, this can take weeks, if not months. While CNA positions are readily available, they are also often snatched up quickly by CNAs with more experience than you’ll have right out of the gate.

So, when you finally do get a call back after CNA training, you have to be as ready as possible for the interview that is to come. This means you’ll need to be prepared to answer some difficult questions, but it also means you need to take the time to prepare yourself visually for the interview.

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CNA Training Requirements you Should Know

October 26th, 2014

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When you study to become a CNA, you could spend anywhere from three weeks to six months in CNA training, depending on the program you choose. Afterward, however, you’ll have the opportunity to sit for the CNA licensing test. If you pass, you will have your certification and will be able to be an actual nursing assistant in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or even a daycare center. The choice of health care options is up to you, but they only become available to you once you finish the CNA training course and exam.

This means you first have to qualify for the course itself.

While many people think that becoming a CNA is easy, there are many requirements that stand between you and the formal training you need.

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Benefits of On-Campus CNA Training

October 24th, 2014

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There are many benefits to taking CNA training over simply having a high school diploma. In fact, getting any type of degree or advanced specialized training can provide obvious perks. The most significant perks are earning more than 10% more weekly than individuals who only have a high school diploma and facing a much lower rate of unemployment.

Is there a different though, in attending online programs or other CNA training classes versus attending a campus-based CNA training program? Yes there are. In fact, there are numerous advantages that simply can’t be rivaled.

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Accelerated CNA Training: The Right Option for You?

October 22nd, 2014

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So, you want to become a CNA, but you don’t want to wait. You want your certification now, and when I say now, I mean yesterday. There’s an easy way to do it: take an accelerated CNA training course. These courses offer the same kind of curriculum that a traditional CNA training class does, but at a much faster pace. You’ll cover all of the CNA training skills you need to and be ready to earn your certification in a shorter amount of time.

But is this type of course best for you?

 

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Lost Your Registry Card? How to Replace it After CNA Training

October 20th, 2014

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After CNA Training, a registry card will be given to you. This card offers proof that you have completed the state’s mandated CNA training and that you have passed both the written and skills test. It also shows that your name is now in the registry of your state. This is an important card, and many of your future employers will no doubt ask for this card upon receiving your application.

So, it’s not a good thing if you loose it. Luckily, your card doesn’t have to stay lost. There are several ways in which you can get a duplicate or replacement card.

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Working in a Group Home After CNA Training

October 18th, 2014

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Before I moved to my current state of residence and took a CNA training course, I worked in another state as a PCA, or patient care assistant. I didn’t know much about CNA training then, but the training I received as a PCA was very similar, without the certification.

Like CNA training, I was trained for the group home I worked in under a registered nurse. I was taught basic skills, but unlike my CNA training, I was also taught how to appropriate give patients their meds and when and how to refill those meds.

Working in a group home with developmentally disabled adults was new to me, but it was two of the greatest years of my life. It prepared me for what I would soon lean in CNA training and, in my opinion, helped me become a better CNA.

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CNA Training Class Information: Arizona

October 16th, 2014

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Becoming a nursing assisted that is certified in the state of Arizona can change your life completely. No, you may not make a ton of money, but the rewards go much deeper than a paycheck. As a CNA, you’ll be able to help those who need help most: your patients. Whether you work in a long term care facility, an assisted living facility, or a hospital, you’ll be able to walk away from each and every shift knowing that your job matters.

So, how do you get this type of job? First you have to take a CNA training class that has been accredited by the state of Arizona. There are several to choose from, but some of the most prominent are below.

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CNA Training Courses in Alaska

October 14th, 2014

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There are some individuals in the world that have the right qualities to become a CNA. Their hearts are full of hope, love, compassion, and empathy. They have the willingness to stand up for the less fortunate, and they have the determination to make it through even the hardest of shifts. These individuals don’t want to waste their lives performing menial tasks for minimum wage. They want to succeed and influence others’ lives for the better.

If you live in Alaska, and this sounds like you, you could be ready to begin CNA training. A CNA training program in this state will prepare you to help with patient care. You’ll learn how to properly dress patients who have weakness in their arms or legs from strokes. You’ll learn how to help recovering patients with basic tasks like toileting, walking, and grooming. You’ll even learn how to properly take a patient’s blood pressure and respiration rate.

Sound great? If you think CNA training is right for you, there are a few top schools and programs in Alaska you can take part in.

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CNA Training Classes in Alabama

October 12th, 2014

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There are quite a few times in a CNAs life when they can feel proud of who they are and what they are doing, and one of those times happens to be when they choose their CNA training course. In Alabama, this program involves taking a class, going through clinicals, and then passing the national CNA exam. This isn’t always how it’s done, though. CNA training is often offered through nursing homes in this state. The facilities will hire the individual to work as a nurse aide and train them for about four weeks hands-on. Many times, this type of training will even be offered for free. After the hands-on CNA training is complete, the nurse aides will be ready to take the CNA exam, which will provide them with their certification if they pass.

If you should choose to go the traditional route and take a CNA training class, Alabama offers a number of top courses to choose from. Here are three features classes in the state.

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6 Frustrating Things About Being a CNA Training Graduate

October 10th, 2014

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Working as a CNA training graduate comes with its share of frustrations. While many might tell you that being a CNA is rewarding work, and it is, there’s also a flip side to things. You may have to deal with cranky patients, snobby co-workers, and many long shifts that are so busy you often don’t have the time to use the bathroom when you want or get a drink of water.

All in all, CNA training can provide you with opportunities you never thought would be possible. That doesn’t mean your work life will be perfect every single day, though. CNAs have unique challenges they face every day on the job. Here are just a few that might frustrate you after CNA training.

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