CNA Classes in Baltimore
The Red Cross offers CNA classes in Baltimore that can help you gain the skills you need to start your medical career. Our small, in-person classes are led by caring, licensed nurses who can help you understand complex theories and learn how to safely perform a range of medical procedures. Outside the classroom, CNA students take part in clinical rotations, during which they use their skills in a range of medical settings. Clinical rotations are proctored by nurses who will help you become a capable, confident Certified Nurse Assistant. After successfully completing your in-class and clinical training, you can take the state certification exam, and begin your career.
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 Baltimore 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.
Once you've successfully passed your CNA classes in Baltimore, 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 Red Cross CNA classes in Baltimore 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.
After receiving your Baltimore 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.
If you're ready to become a CNA, there's no better place to train than with the American Red Cross. With more than a century of nursing training behind us, our program gives you a world-class education in a short period of time – which means that you can earn your Baltimore CNA certification in just a few weeks. However, unlike many of our other training opportunities, there are specific requirements that CNA candidates must meet.
When you complete our CNA classes in Baltimore, you'll become part of a long line of professionals who have succeeded in making a difference. All of our courses are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, and are taught by experienced, caring, licensed nurses. By combining in-classroom work with real-world clinical rotations, we give you the knowledge and skills needed to begin your career in the medical field.