CNA Training in Connecticut

The American Red Cross offers CNA classes in Connecticut that are among the best in the country. In fact, we've been training individuals for work in the nursing field for more than 100 years. Our program and curriculum are designed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, and includes the latest science and best practices to help prepare you for a job in the medical industry.

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At the Red Cross, our Connecticut CNA training program can prepare you to become a certified nursing assistant. In this role, you'll help fill the gap between patients and nurses, and provide quality-of-life care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, long-term care and hospice facilities, and in residential settings. You'll gather important information about patients' conditions, and relay this information to your supervisor so that your patients can hey the care they need.

In order to become a licensed certified nursing assistant, you must receive fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) prior to registering for Connecticut CNA training classes with the American Red Cross. In addition, you must pass written and skills exams after your coursework is complete. In some cases these exams, as well as practice exams, may be taken at your local Red Cross CNA test facility. Find a facility in your area for more information on the tests and training opportunities available.

The Red Cross offers CNA training in Connecticut that is designed to help you prepare for your licensing exam, and work in a professional medical setting. Our instructors are trained, certified and experienced in the field. With their help, you can learn the about the science, theory and practical aspects of becoming a CNA, and gain the skills and knowledge needed to pass your licensing exam.

In Connecticut, CNA certification classes are available from the Red Cross throughout the year. All of our classes are held during daytime hours and in areas that are convenient to public transportation. Classes take four to eight weeks to complete – and will prepare you to take your state's certification exam. Once you've received a passing score on the exam, you can work as a Certified Nurse Assistant in a wide range of medical facilities.

At the American Red Cross, our CNA classes in Connecticut include traditional coursework, like lectures, quizzes and tests, as well as clinical rotations. During clinicals you'll be assigned to work in a variety of medical facilities and perform CNA duties under the guidance of a licensed nurse. This will allow you to gain practical, real-world experience with patient care and learn what it takes to be part of a medical team.

In Connecticut, CNA training can prepare you to work in a wide range of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, medical offices, residential and hospice settings, and more. And the job outlook is good. According to the Department of Labor, the job growth for Nurse Assistants is expected to grow by 20% or more by 2020. Once you successfully complete your certification exam, you can apply for a job as a CNA and start your career. And long after your exam, you can return to the Red Cross to review refresher materials, Continuing Education Units, and non-CNA training that can help you achieve your goals.

The Red Cross not only has more than 100 years of experience in training individuals for work in the nursing industry, it also has one of the best CNA training programs in the country.* Designed to deliver the latest information and help you develop the skills you'll use every day, our Connecticut CNA classes combine in-class instruction with hands-on experience, and gives you access to caring, knowledgeable instructors who are at the forefront of their professions.

*Based on % of our students passing State exam.