CNA Classes in Reading
The Red Cross offers Reading-area CNA training designed to help you learn from the best in the industry. Our day, evening and weekend classes are held in Philadelphia 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, you will be ready to take your state licensing exam and skills test. CNA certification 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 CNA certification you'll be qualified to join the medical staff at a 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 Reading-area CNA training program includes important instruction 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.
When you complete our CNA classes, 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, our CNA classes near Reading give you the knowledge and skills needed to begin your career in the medical field.
All Red Cross CNA classes 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.