Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Some Tips on How to Find CNA Classes

When you decide to become a nurse aide you should check if you have the minimum qualification to become one, as most of the schools and colleges where this course is offered require that the candidates should have at least a high school diploma or an equivalent GED. Also check up with various job sites to know what the employers demand or expect from the candidates they would hire. There are so many top nursing schools in 2012 that offer this course that you might get confused which one you should select.

Your selection can be based on various criterion like the quality of education offered at the school. This is a very important thing that you should consider before investing your precious time. Check with your friends what the market value of that course is. Some hospitals prefer students from a particular school. I had an American Red Cross near my home that offered this kind course. I had no friends working as nurse aides. So I went to a reputed hospital to know that if I completed my course from here, what would be my chances of getting hired. I got a very positive feedback and also had peace of mind that I would get good education. So the market value of a school or college is very important.

An important criterion selecting CNA classes can be the price of the course. Some schools quote only their tuition fees but do not include prices of other things like study materials and supplies like shoes, uniform, scrubs, watch, stethoscope. They also do not include the fees for fingerprint cards, health checkup, exam fees in their fees. Some schools have an all-inclusive package that includes all this. So when you compare the prices, make sure that you add up the cost of all this.
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The various nursing assistant courses that are offered free by various long term facilities and nursing homes. These patient care facilities will hire you are nurse aides trainees and cover up the entire cost of the program. They might ask you to sign an agreement to work for for them for a minimum period of time. An advantage getting trained form such a place is that after you get your license, you will get a job immediately and not have to hunt for one.


  1. Nice post, be sure to check the quality of the school, check references etc.

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  2. Very nice blog you have written here, friend. I have come some advice to We have a list of nearby CNA School that are certified to provide the trainings necessary for you to become an CNA CNA School Elida Oh. Thanks for sharing.....

  3. What should someone who wants to be a CNA look for in a CNA class? Are there specific qualifications that places should have if they offer a CNA course? I'm trying to help a friend who wants to be a CNA try and find a place.
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  4. I have been thinking a lot lately about taking CNA classes. I think it would be something I would really enjoy. It has been a while since I've been in school because I couldn't decide what I wanted to do but I think I would enjoy being a nurse and helping people.

  5. I did not realize that hospitals had a preference for what CNA course you graduated from. My little sister has been looking for classes in the Sacramento area and this information would be really helpful in her search. I will let her know to check prices and where the course is most desirable.

  6. I appreciate you sharing this info! I've been looking for some insights on finding cna classes, but I don't know where to start looking. This helped a ton though, and I can't wait to learn more.

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