CNA classes equip the aspirants with all the essential knowledge and skills to provide the best possible care to the patients. The accredited classes meet all the standards and requirements as prescribed by the federal government. In most of the states of the USA, the program lasts for 75 hours and comprises of theoretical as well as practical sessions. It’s imperative to attend both the sessions, in order to become eligible to sit for the certification exam. Nursing assistant programs are conducted by various community colleges, technical colleges and vocational schools.
Other topics that are taught in these classes are – medical terminology, physiology, anatomy safety, nutrition, infection control techniques, etc.
During practical sessions, prospective CNAs get opportunities to work in the real work settings (i.e. in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, etc.) along with the staff of the facility and gain hands-on experience under the supervision of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. You learn the following skills: