American Red Cross CNA classes are offered in dozens of cities throughout the United States – and can help prepare you for a career in the medical industry. With an emphasis on academics and hands-on skills training, our CNA classes can help you gain the information you need to not only pass your state CNA exam, but achieve your dream of working in healthcare. In fact, by using a combination of lecture, hands-on/on-site, and audio-video training, we offer one of the best CNA programs* in the industry.
*Based on % of our students passing State exam.
What to Expect
Red Cross CNA classes are available as day courses, which allows you to learn in a hands-on environment under the tutelage of caring, professional nurses. In addition, our program features:
- Small class sizes
- Classes near public transportation
- Licensed instructors with professional experience
After completing your classroom training, you'll continue your education with clinical rotations, which gives you hands-on experience working directly with patients in a healthcare facility. During this time you will be supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who is licensed by the State as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor.
Students can expect to complete all in-class and clinical training – and be ready to take their state certification exams – within 4 to 8 weeks of beginning their training.
What You'll Learn
Our CNA class curriculum is developed nationally and designed to meet or exceed state standards. As you progress through the program, just a few of the things you'll learn include:
- CPR/First Aid/AED (2-year certification upon successful completion)
- Infection control
- How to take vital signs
- Range of motion exercises
- Communication and teamwork
- The art of caregiving
- Workplace safety
CNA class enrollment requirements vary by state. In order to ensure that you meet the necessary requirements and have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered, please fill out this form, and a Red Cross representative will contact you. You may also wish to attend an information session to learn more about the program prior to enrollment.