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Before you can sign up for CNA training in Philadelphia, 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.
As a CNA, and a critical part of the nursing team, you'll play a vital role in patient care. In order to prepare you for a wide range of situations, our CNA training in Philadelphia focuses on academics and hands-on training in a range of skills, including CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, infection control, taking vital signs, range-of-motion exercises, the Art of Caregiving, communication, teamwork, and workplace safety. Throughout your training you'll receive guidance from caring, licensed professional nurses who can help you learn what it takes to succeed.
Once you've successfully passed your CNA classes in Philadelphia, 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.
Your CNA training in Philadelphia 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.
For more than a century the Red Cross has trained men and women to become part of the nursing profession. And with our Philadelphia CNA training opportunities you can become part of that legacy. In order to help you prepare for a successful career in the medical field, we offer small classes that are held in easily accessible locations (near public transportation), as well as hands-on experience, and cutting-edge course materials that are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. In addition, our courses take just four to eight weeks to complete, and are taught by licensed instructors with professional experience.
All of the Red Cross's Philadelphia CNA classes consist of two sections: in-class training and clinical rotations. During your clinical training students will work directly with patients in a health care facility. During this time, you'll be supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who also is licensed by the State as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor. By working side-by-side with other aides, nurses and medical professionals you'll not only understand what being a CNA is really like, but you'll learn the importance of good communication, teamwork, and providing patients with the highest level of care.