CNA Classes in Jacksonville
For more than a century the Red Cross has trained men and women to become part of the nursing profession. And with our Jacksonville 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 (near public transportation), 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.
The Red Cross offers Jacksonville 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.
As a CNA, and a critical part of the nursing team, you'll play a vital role in patient care. In order to prepare you for a wide range of situations, our CNA training in Jacksonville focuses on academics and hands-on training in a range of skills, including CPR , First Aid, and AED usage, infection control, taking vital signs, range-of-motion exercises, the Art of Caregiving, communication, teamwork, and workplace safety. Throughout your training you'll receive guidance from caring, licensed professional nurses who can help you learn what it takes to succeed.
Before you can sign up for CNA training in Jacksonville, 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 Jacksonville, 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.
All of the Red Cross's Jacksonville 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.
All of the courses available from the Red Cross, including our Jacksonville CNA training classes, are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. This 50+member panel of nationally-recognized medical, scientific, and academic experts is dedicated to ensuring that the Red Cross is at the forefront of innovation and delivers training that's both scientifically proven and in line with the industry's best practices.