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Virginia 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.
Our CNA training in Virginia focuses on helping you develop skills that are applicable to a wide range of healthcare environments. By doing so, you can build a foundation of knowledge and good habits before specializing or continuing with additional training. Currently, our Virginia CNA classes include instruction in CPR, First Aid, and AED usage, infection control, taking vital signs, range-of-motion exercises, delivering care and other important skills. In addition, our instructors can help you gracefully transition from student to employee – and help you understand what it takes to become a valuable member of any team.
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 Virginia CNA certification is granted by the state, you must also pass the exam (written and skills) prior to working as a CNA.
In Virginia, 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.
In Virginia 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 Virginia 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.