CNA Classes in San Diego

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The Red Cross offers CNA classes in San Diego 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.

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 San Diego 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.

Before you can sign up for CNA training in San Diego, 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.

Held during daytime hours, our CNA courses emphasize academics and hands-on training - making it easy to learn and apply your knowledge immediately. After your in-class training is complete, students will continue their education in a professional setting by taking part in clinical rotations. All aspects of the class are taught by caring, professional nurses who will help guide and support you on your journey.

Before you can sign up for CNA training in San Diego, 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.

After receiving your San Diego 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.

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 San Diego, 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.

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