CNA Classes in Tampa

At the American Red Cross, CNA training in Tampa 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 completing your training with a passing grade, you can request a testing date to become certified with the state, then officially begin your career in the medical field.

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After receiving your Tampa 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.

Before you can sign up for CNA training in Tampa, you must attend a local orientation information session, pass a reading and math assessment or present your high school diploma or GED certificate, pass a Red Cross criminal background check and complete the Red Cross physical form/TB test. In addition, you may be required to meet other criteria, which your local Red Cross CNA counselor can provide you with.

CNA classes in Tampa 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 Tampa gives you the skills – and the confidence – you'll need to begin your career. All classes are held during daytime hours and are conveniently located near transportation hubs and major thoroughfares, so they're easy to reach no matter where you live.

Your CNA training in Tampa can prepare you for a rewarding career in the medical field that's rife with opportunity. In fact, from 2010 to 2020 the need for Certified Nurse Assistants is expected to grow by 20%. In addition, if you're considering adding to your medical credentials, but aren't sure which path you'd like to take, becoming a CNA will allow you to gain valuable skills and insights, and explore your options while working in the field.

All Red Cross CNA classes in Tampa use the most up-to-date course materials available. In addition, they are augmented with a wide range of online resources and manuals, which can be accessed and used throughout your training, and well into your career. Our library also includes a variety of refresher activities and information that can help keep your CPR, First Aid, and AED skills sharp between certifications. This way, you'll be ready to help when it's needed most.