CNA Classes in San Jose
The Red Cross offers CNA classes in San Jose 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.
Before you can sign up for CNA training in San Jose, 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.
At the American Red Cross, CNA training in San Jose takes approximately four to eight weeks, and includes in-class work and clinical rotations. In order to successfully prepare you for your state certification exam, all classes are taught by caring, experienced nurses and our curriculum emphasizes academics and hands-on training, as well as the importance of good communication, and the Art of Caregiving. Once you've completing your training with a passing grade, you can request a testing date to become certified with the state, then officially begin your career in the medical field.
After receiving your San Jose 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.
For more than a century the Red Cross has trained men and women to become part of the nursing profession. And with our San Jose CNA training opportunities you can become part of that legacy. In order to help you prepare for a successful career in the medical field, we offer small classes that are held in easily accessible locations, as well as hands-on experience, and cutting-edge course materials that are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. In addition, our courses take just four to eight weeks to complete, and are taught by licensed instructors with professional experience.