CNA Classes in Norfolk

At the American Red Cross, CNA training in Norfolk takes approximately four to eight weeks, and includes in-class work and clinical rotations. In order to successfully prepare you for your state certification exam, all classes are taught by caring, experienced nurses and our curriculum emphasizes academics and hands-on training, as well as the importance of good communication, and the Art of Caregiving. Once you've completing your training with a passing grade, you can request a testing date to become certified with the state, then officially begin your career in the medical field.

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Before you can sign up for CNA training in Norfolk, 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.

At the Red Cross, our CNA classes in Norfolk 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.

All of the Red Cross's Norfolk 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.

The Red Cross offers CNA training in Norfolk and in cities across the country. And with a more-than 100-year history of training people to successfully enter the nursing field, we're among the leaders in the industry. All of our CNA courses are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, and are taught by experienced, licensed nurses who will be there to support you every step of the way.

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