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CNA Training Programs: Preparing for a rewarding career

In preparing for your career as a certified nursing assistant you will be trained in such important tasks as checking the vital signs of a patient along with assisting them in helping them eat and helping with grooming and bathing needs.

Not only do CNA’s help with the physical needs but also the emotional and social support that a patient may need.

One can expect to take anywhere around 120 to 200 hours of specialized training and the hours can differ depending on your states requirements.

Training can be taken a vocational schools and community colleges and they must be accredited by the state board.  Part of your training will require the hands on understanding of basic biology and the antonym of the human body.

Training doesn’t stop in the class room. Following under the supervision of a qualified nurse, you will continue your training in such setting as nursing homes, retirement centers, clinics and hospitals.

As some of these duties might seem difficult and the hours involved may be lengthy in becoming a CNA, it’s the reward knowing that the patient that you are helping is getting the help they deserve in their time of need.