Red Cross CNA Classes Still A Top Choice

Red cross CNA classes are still some of the best opportunities for becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant. Though there are an increasing number of online CNA training programs, and many of them are very good, this is the type of profession requiring a lot of “hands-on” skills. This is the one caveat of online programs – you don’t get any actual lab experience.

When compared to campus courses, Red Cross CNA training ranks at the top of the list in terms of both low cost, and high-quality instruction. One benefit that campus courses still excel at is in the area of job placement. Most schools maintain a list of available employers and opportunities, and some have strong relationships with local hospitals, nursing homes, etc.

Depending on where in the country you live, the Red Cross probably has classes somewhere within driving distance. Of course this isn’t the case absolutely everywhere, but chances are better than good that you will find one not terribly far away. If you do live in one of those areas of the country where nothing is very close, then it becomes a moot point.

Cost is increasingly a factor for many people. Wherever you choose to get your Certified Nursing Assistant training and certification, it’s important to take advantage of available student loans. There are also a number of other grants and loans available.

In many cases, if you choose to train at a health-care facility such as a hospital or nursing home, they often will pick up the cost of your training.  Generally, the facility will want a commitment to work there in return for covering your costs. These commitments usually last for one to two years. For those people unable to afford the costs on their own however, this is a wonderful opportunity.

Becoming a CNA is still one of the most rewarding career choices a person can make. As a Nursing Assistant, you are doing something truly worthwhile with yourself, and legitimately making a difference in the lives of your patients, and their families. What makes this an even better career choice is that it is very lucrative, meaning you’ll have a well-paying job that you can feel good about. And just as importantly, CNA’s enjoy a “sellers market” as far as job prospects are concerned. There is an ongoing shortage of trained professionals, and in nearly every part of the country, you will have your choice of many, many job openings and work environments.

Red Cross CNA classes still top the list of training opportunities, however much more importantly than where you get your certification, is that you simply get it somewhere. This is a choice you will never regret, and an investment that will pay you both personal and financial benefits for the rest of your working life.

9 Responses to “Red Cross CNA Classes Still A Top Choice”

  1. katina youngna55@yahoo.com Says:

    do you service people with disability but i had completed highschool with a certificate of completion i been studying cna online and answer all question correct but need something more advance like hands on skills to push me on the right path so i will no what to expect when i get hired in nursing facilities.i have been using my friend how to become a cna text book and it have help me a lots just need to learn how to check vitals signs.i prefer to get trained close to home however bessemer is out the way do you know where i can go at thats closer to home.my zipcode is 35215 center point,al(birmingham)

  2. Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Says:

    I totally agree, the red cross and their cna training is one of the best ways to pass that end exam.

  3. reginia Says:

    looking to get in an cna classes

  4. nichola thornhill Says:

    i am a student of the oneonta job corps academy i am about to complete this program by next months and i would like to sign up for your couarse my number is 609-375-5074 thank you

  5. Robin B Says:

    This course is through your local Red Cross. It is an excellent program, although you will need to contact your local branch directly.

  6. Robin B Says:

    Great choice, Reginia…You’ll have plenty of options once your foot is in the door of the health field.

  7. Robin B Says:

    Excellent, Katina! You will find the new pages we are adding to be quite useful to you. We now are including information on “job duties” and “what to expect” when you enter the field as a CNA. You’ll get there, Katina. I do admire your spunk, especially because you are overcoming a disability.

  8. mark Says:

    I want In.

  9. BEVERLY JOYNER Says:

    I HAVE BEEN IN THE NURSING CARE FIELD FOR OVER 6 YEARS ,I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO BECOME A NA1-2 FOR OVER 2YEARS ,THE SCHOOLS I HAVE APPLIED TO DOESN’T OFFER THE CNA COURSE.CAN YOU HELP ME TO BECOME A CNA I AM ALREADY A PERSONAL CARE/MED .TECH I HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME A CNA BUT NEED TRAINING TO BECOME A CERTIFICATION NA. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING IN FAMILY CARE HOME WHERE I ADMINISTER MEDICATION, TRANSFER RESIDENTS TO AND FROM DOCTORS APPT. ORDER MEDICATION TRANSCRIBED ORDERS FROM DOCTORS ON MARS.IF ALL POSSIBLE CAN YOU HELP ME FIND A SCHOOL THAT OFFERS CNA CERTIFICATION. THANK YOU BEVERLY.

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