CNA Skills

Learn the CNA skills you need to begin your career in the medical field. Taught by licensed instructors with professional experience, our CNA training program combines in-class learning with hands-on experiences so you can not only learn the theory behind the work you'll do, but perfectly perform the CNA skills you'll use every day.

Preparing You for Your Career

Throughout your training you'll learn CNA skills that can help you build the foundation of your career – even as you gain additional certifications, receive special certifications and progress in the medical field. These skills include:

  • First Aid, CPR and AED
  • Infection control
  • How to take vital signs
  • Safety
  • The art of caregiving
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Communication and teamwork
Best of all, because you'll learn these skills in the classroom before you begin your clinical rotations, you'll have the opportunity to practice them and gain confidence, ask questions and get advice from licensed nurses with years of experience.

Why Choose the American Red Cross

With more than 100 years of experience in training individuals for work in the nursing industry – and one of the best CNA training programs in the country*, we can help you achieve your goals. Designed to deliver the latest information and help you develop the CNA skills you'll use every day, our program combines in-class learning with hands-on experience.

The CNA program takes just four to eight weeks to complete and features small classes that are conveniently located near public transportation. And our licensed instructors, who boast years of professional experience, will be there to answer your questions and provide you with guidance every step of the way.

For complete details on the Red Cross CNA training program in your area, browse our course availability information.

*Based on % of our students passing State exam.