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Once you've successfully passed your CNA classes in Fairfax, 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.
At the Red Cross, our CNA classes in Fairfax include several weeks of in-classroom learning. This ensures that you're able to learn the theory and skills necessary for successfully completing your clinical rotations. During the in-class portion of your training, you'll learn the Art of Caregiving, CPR, AED usage, First Aid, taking vital signs, and more. During this time, you'll have the time work through problems and scenarios, the opportunity to practice your skills and the chance to learn from experienced, licensed professionals.
After receiving your Fairfax 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.
All of the courses available from the Red Cross, including our Fairfax CNA training classes, are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. This 50+ member panel of nationally-recognized medical, scientific, and academic experts is dedicated to ensuring that the Red Cross is at the forefront of innovation and delivers training that's both scientifically proven and in line with the industry's best practices.