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Your Red Cross instructors can help you gain the skills and confidence needed to pass the state certification exam and prepare for your career in the medical field. However, because Pennsylvania CNA certification is granted by the state, you must also pass the exam (written and skills) prior to working as a CNA.
Pennsylvania CNA classes from the American Red Cross are designed as small, daytime courses, which makes it possible to get personalized attention as you learn under the tutelage of licensed instructors with professional nursing experience. After completing your classroom training, you'll gain hands-on experience by working directly with patients in a healthcare facility during your clinical rotations. All rotations are supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who is also licensed by the state as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor, who can give you the guidance you need to succeed.
At the Red Cross, our Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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.
When you begin your Pennsylvania CNA training program with the Red Cross, you'll not only receive expert, caring instruction, but you'll also receive all of the training materials you'll need for class. In addition, you'll gain access to a range of online manuals that you can refer to at any time before, during or after your training. This way, you can plan ahead, study in a variety of ways, and keep your memory fresh long after you've received your certification.