One of the hardest things to do these days is get an education while trying to work a full time job. Many people out there are currently working jobs that they don’t really want but can’t afford to give up to search or train for a lasting career. The good news is that you can take CNA classes online and maintain your current job at the same time.
This allows you to get the training you need to become a CNA without having to worry about losing hours at your current job, along with the money that goes with those hours.
Your CNA training will be split up between classroom hours, those that you can take online in the comfort of your own home, and clinical hours that will need to be done at a hospital or other healthcare facility. The clinical hours are going to be your hands on training, and that is really hard to manage through an online course. Most health facilities will accept online CNA certification, but if you are planning to go on into nursing for your RN or LPN license, you will need to make sure that the online school is accredited by your state.
Once you have finished your online classes, you will need to take your state certification exams. These are not available to be taken online so you will need to contact the Nursing Association in your area to find out where and when those exams will be given. You can also contact your local nursing school to see when these state exams will be offered if you need to.
By taking your classes online, you get the option of being able to do the classwork when you have time for it. If you are taking your CNA courses from a college or healthcare facility, then you are going to be required to be there every day for your training. That can be difficult for people that have full time jobs in another career and can’t get the time off to take the training.
You should make sure that the facility you want to work for allows online certification for CNA’s just so that you are on the safe side when it comes to getting yourself hired.