CNA Classes in Wilkes Barre

Before you can sign up for CNA training in Wilkes Barre, 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.

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The Red Cross offers CNA classes in Wilkes Barre that can help you develop the skills and confidence to begin your career in the medical field. By emphasizing academics and hands-on training, as well as the importance of good communication, and the Art of Caregiving, our courses can prepare you to pass your state's CNA certification exam – and become an invaluable member of a medical team.

Once you've successfully passed your CNA classes in Wilkes Barre, 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.

After receiving your Wilkes Barre 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.

For more than a century the Red Cross has trained men and women to become part of the nursing profession. And with our Wilkes Barre 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 Wilkes Barre 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.

At the Red Cross, we've been training people to enter the nursing field for more than 100 years. And when you complete our CNA classes in Wilkes Barre, you'll become part of a long line of professionals who have succeeded in making a difference. All of our courses are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, and are taught by experienced, caring, licensed nurses. By combining in-classroom work with real-world clinical rotations, we give you the knowledge and skills needed to begin your career in the medical field.