Red Cross CNA Class

One of the quickest & easiest ways to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) is to take a Red Cross CNA class. Certified Nurses can earn an average annual salary of $45,000.

A Nursing Assistant is an important member of the health care team. They often have a high level of experience and ability, but without qualification is unable to often perform some tasks due to issues of liability and legality.

In today’s hospitals and extended care facilities, nursing assistants play a crucial role as part of the health care team that includes many personnel outside of nurses. Nurse assistants are needed to provide routine care so that nurses can provide care that only they can perform, as outlined by each state’s Nurse Practice Acts, such as formulating care plans, nursing assessments, administering medication, and assisting in surgery room preparation.

The nurse assistant must not only be very skilled in the actual procedures being performed but must also be able to observe a patient’s condition and report that information back to the nurse. With their other responsibilities, the nurse cannot spend large amounts of time in the room with the patient so the nurse assistant is often referred to as the nurse’s “eyes and ears”.

This is from the Red Cross Certified Nursing Assistant Nurse Assistant Training schedule:

“Successful course completion requires full participation in classroom and skill sessions, as well as successful performance in skill and knowledge evaluations. Due to the nature of the skills in this program, you will be participating in strenuous activities. If you have a medical condition or disability that may prevent you from taking part in a skill session, or if you have any questions about your ability to participate fully in this course, discuss them with your health-care provider and the appropriate person at the Red Cross chapter before you start your course.”

There is also a nationally recognized American Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training program that provides re-certification.

In addition to the Red Cross CNA class, there are CNA training classes available through local nursing school programs. You can even find online CNA classes, though the actual certification will require

15 Responses to “Red Cross CNA Class”

  1. Dickies Says:

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  3. lisa abou el ela Says:

    please send me more info on the ted cross class class. i live in emporia there anythihg close?

  4. mary miele Says:

    Please send me information on the CNA Red Cross classes. I live in Easton, PA is there a Red Cross close so I can get into the classes? Or maybe you can guide me in the right direction where I can get certified.

  5. Brittany Says:

    Hello my name is Brittany and I would like to no more about the CNA classes, I live in colonial Heights, Va. Also I would want to no more inforamtion about the CNA program

  6. Victoria Cornelius Says:

    I would love to more about the American Red Cross Cna Class. Are ther any in Richmond or Chesterfield?

  7. Kayla Shotts Says:

    I am actually looking to take the CNA classes sometime soon. I live in south eastern Michigan (Detroit area) and would like to recieve more information on what to do next, and how to go on with taking these classes.

  8. jeani prater Says:

    i would love to have some information please, i’d like to become a CNA before i finish my bachelors in early childhood education and move on to the airforce…

  9. Monique miller Says:

    I’m very interested in finding a red cross cna program in the putnam county area in Florida , please help!

  10. yolette banks Says:

    Please send me the shedule for the next CNA class
    and a phone number to call for registration.


  11. Nancy Currell Says:

    I want to take CNA courses with the American Red Cross, near Saugus, Mass., I would like to take the next courses. Thanks.

  12. christina Says:

    want to know if the red cross offers CNA classes in riverside/ moreno valley area???

  13. Tiffany Says:

    I would like to get some more information on the Red Cross CNA Training program. I live near Pittsburgh Pa.

  14. Luna Says:

    I would like to know if there are any CNA classes being offered in Johnstown, Pa?

  15. Julie Says:

    To everybody who is looking for info, Go to the American Red Cross main website and they will have links to their training programs. You just put in your zip code or search a city or state, and it will tell you where the nearest CNA training is offered.

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