By Lanee’ Blunt
|Take the CNA exam and get your certificate.|
A certified nurse assistant (CNA) is a job you can get that requires minimal education for example, a 6 to 12 week program. You will be qualified to work in hospitals, nursing homes, adult day care facilities, and home care. With the growing population of the elderly there is a great need for certified nursing assistants. You will work under the supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse.
Accredited CNA Program
Register in a CNA program. The training can be taken at a community college, the Red Cross, a technical or vocational school and online. It is important that the training program is accredited. Your state will require that your school fill out a verification of training form to ensure that you have completed an accredited program. Once your school has filled out the form they will send it to the state Nurse Aide Registry for your license.
Your training will be fast paced and can be completed in 6 to 12 weeks. Some of the classes you will need are medical terminology, introduction to health care, nursing arts I, II, III and CNA clinical courses. You will be taught all aspect of patient care through lectures with demonstrations and practice. The clinical class part of the program will consists of working directly with patients in a health care facility.
The examination will be in two parts. You will be given a written test which consists of the things that you have been learning in your program. The next part of the test is a practical test and will be based on what you have learned in the clinical classes. You will have to pass the licensing manual and theory test. You can take the test online by approved testing sites and will be notified about the results in a few days. If you were unsuccessful you are allowed to take the test up to a total of three times to improve your results.
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