Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide quality care for patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, residential and hospice settings. And whether you're just starting your career or it's time to change careers, the American Red Cross CNA program can prepare your for what's next. In fact, we've been training men and women for work in the nursing field for more than 100 years. And with our innovative program that was designed with input from educators, caregivers, and long-term industry representatives, we can help you become a CNA and begin your career in nursing.

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The Red Cross CNA Program

The Red Cross CNA program emphasizes academics and hands-on skills, as well as communication skills, and the Art of Caregiving. It was developed to meet or exceed state standards, and will give you the information, tools and skills you need to pass your state test – and be successful in the workplace.

With American Red Cross, you can be assured that you will be taking one of the industry's best Certified Nursing Assistant programs (based on the percentage of students passing their state exams).

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CNA Red Cross Training

As a Certified Nursing Assistant, you will be an important part of today’s world of health care, with knowledge and skills that are always in demand. The Red Cross CNA Training Program prepares individuals with the information and the experience needed to become a CNA who will provide quality care for residents in long-term care facilities, hospitals, home health care and hospice settings.

The American Red Cross is the premier provider of CNA Training and has prepared individuals for work in the nursing field for over 100 years. The program is designed with input from educators, caregivers, and long-term industry representatives from across the United States.

Day classes are available in which students learn in a hands-on environment under the eyes of caring and professional nurses, bolstered by a nationally developed Red Cross Curriculum that meets or exceeds state standards.

The CNA program places a high emphasis on learning excellent communications skills and the Art of Caregiving to provide compassionate care for people in the health care system. Through lecture, DVDs, role-playing, and laboratory practice, students learn procedural skills such as vital signs, bathing, dressing and positioning. The classroom is equipped with hospital beds and medical equipment to practice skills prior to the clinical rotation.

Why Train with Red Cross - CPR Training Saves Lives

Reid Heiser, Life Saver

One week after 17-year-old Reid completed his Red Cross CPR training, he needed to use it. In November 2011, Reid saved the life of Jim Hammer after he collapsed at the recreation center where Reid worked. Now friends, they share their story.

Red Cross Training Matters.

For more than a century, we've prepared families and individuals, as well as healthcare workers, like CNAs and EMTs, to respond to emergencies of all sizes. Join the millions we train every year and learn the skills that can save a life.

"Without my friend's training, I would not be here" - watch Bre Dumke's story

"I'm really glad she survived that" - watch the Snyder Family's story

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Red Cross Certification Made Simple. Fast. Easy. Digital.

The American Red Cross certification process is fast, simple and easy. With Red Cross Digital Certificates you get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus print, share, and download wherever and whenever you like. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each Red Cross certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. Class participants and employers can visit redcross.org/confirm and enter the ID found on the digital certificate (or scan the QR code with a standard QR reader using a smart device) to access a copy of the valid certificate with student training information. Click here for instructions on accessing your certificate.