CNA Classes in Long Beach
As the premier provider of CNA training in Long Beach and across the country for more than 100 years, the American Red Cross has helped thousands prepare for work in the medical field. Designed by industry experts, our courses deliver the latest science and educational technologies to help you succeed. In addition, our CNA course, like all of our courses, are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, which ensures that you receive the most accurate, up-to-date training available.
The Red Cross offers Long Beach CNA training designed to help you learn from the best in the industry. Our four- to eight-week courses are held during daytime hours and include both in-class instruction (theory and hands-on), as well as clinical rotations, which allows students to practice their skills in real-world settings. Training is available throughout the year, so check your local schedule to find a session that can help you meet your goals.
All Red Cross CNA classes in Long Beach use the most up-to-date course materials available. In addition, they are augmented with a wide range of online resources and manuals, which can be accessed and used throughout your training, and well into your career. Our library also includes a variety of refresher activities and information that can help keep your CPR, First Aid, and AED skills sharp between certifications. This way, you'll be ready to help when it's needed most.
Before you can sign up for CNA training in Long Beach, 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.
Once you've successfully passed your CNA classes in Long Beach, 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.
After receiving your Long Beach 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.
CNA classes in Long Beach are held exclusively in person and are taught by licensed, caring professional nurses. This helps ensure that you'll get the hands-on training you need to succeed as a Certified Nurse Assistant. With an emphasis on academics and performing critical functions, the Art of Caregiving and excellent communications, our CNA training in Long Beach gives you the skills – and the confidence – you'll need to begin your career. All classes are held during daytime hours and are conveniently located near transportation hubs and major thoroughfares, so they're easy to reach no matter where you live.