• CNA Classes in Salisbury

    The Red Cross offers CNA classes in Salisbury 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 Salisbury, 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.

    All of the Red Cross's Salisbury 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.

    When you successfully complete your CNA training in Salisbury with the American Red Cross, you'll be well prepared to take your state licensing exam. These exams include a written portion, as well as a hands-on demonstration. They may be held at a Red Cross testing center or in another location. Testing may take all day, so plan accordingly, and wear scrubs and comfortable shoes, as well as a watch with a second hand. Check with your testing facility for specific details and requirements, but know that with the instruction you've received, you have the skills and knowledge to pass the test and achieve your goals.

    After receiving your Salisbury 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.

    Red Cross CNA training in Salisbury can help you take the first step toward a career in the medical industry. Our program includes in-class coursework and hands-on, real-world experience that will prepare you for the state licensing exam and help you achieve success. Our program was designed with input from educators, caregivers, and long-term industry representatives, and is taught by caring, knowledgeable nurses who will be there with you every step of the way.