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CNA classes in San Francisco are held exclusively in person and are taught by licensed, caring professional nurses. This helps ensure that you'll get the hands-on training you need to succeed as a Certified Nurse Assistant. With an emphasis on academics and performing critical functions, the Art of Caregiving and excellent communications, our CNA training in San Francisco gives you the skills – and the confidence – you'll need to begin your career. All classes are held during daytime hours, so they're easy to reach no matter where you live.
At the American Red Cross, CNA training in San Francisco takes approximately four to eight weeks, and includes in-class work and clinical rotations. In order to successfully prepare you for your state certification exam, all classes are taught by caring, experienced nurses and our curriculum emphasizes academics and hands-on training, as well as the importance of good communication, and the Art of Caregiving.
Once you've successfully passed your CNA classes in San Francisco, you will be ready to take your state licensing exam and skills test. These exams are up to you to schedule and are not typically hosted at Red Cross training facilities. Test-day requirements vary by location, but will be available to you well before your test date. Read on for additional testing information and tips.
After receiving your CNA certification you'll be qualified to join the medical staff at a doctor's office, hospice, in-home or long-term care facility, or hospital. In your role at facilities such as these you'll work under the direction of a nurse, and act as the bridge between patients and nurses. The specific types of duties you may be expected to perform are largely dependent upon the type of facility you work at, however as part of your training we work to ensure that you'll be ready for what lies ahead. To that end, our program includes important training on CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, infection control, taking vital signs, range-of-motion exercises, the Art of Caregiving, communication, teamwork, and workplace safety.