CNA Classes in Riverside
The Red Cross offers CNA classes in Riverside 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.
All of the Red Cross's Riverside 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.
Before you can sign up for CNA training in Riverside, 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.
The Red Cross offers Riverside 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.
Once you've successfully passed your CNA classes in Riverside, 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 Riverside 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.
All Red Cross CNA classes in Riverside 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.