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Training and Responsibilities under the CNA Programs
Certified Nursing Assistants are required to complete the CNA programs and pass the necessary exams in order to register with the State Licensing Board. Depending on federal or state directives a CNA can also be called a State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA).
Requirements for Entering the CNA Programs
The requirements to become a CNA consist of having a high school diploma or GED. Students will also need to complete the CNA certification program through a local community college; a state recognized agency, or an online course. As a student, you will have to take the state certification exam following the conclusion of the CNA training program.
You will be recorded as a certified nursing assistant in the state board, once the state qualifications examination is taken and passed.
Education and Training for the CNA Programs
Education requirements for CNAs will differ from state to state. Most programs, however, usually follow similar layouts and guidelines. Get in touch with your state registration board for a listing of official agencies that offer the CNA programs. You can train online from a state recognized agency.
As a student your CNA programs will have both clinical requirements and course lectures, which will be carried out in a classroom or online setting. Most programs require CNAs to have at least seventy-five hours of study with at least sixteen hours of training in controlled medical surroundings. A lot of courses may call for longer study hours, such as one hundred hours of classroom lecture and at least fifty clinical hours of instruction at a variety of medical facilities.
Communication and interpersonal expertise, safety and crisis measures, patient rights, disease control, essential nursing skills, personal care skills, mental health needs, social service needs, looking after cognitively damaged patients, HIPAA, first aid, CPR, HIV/AIDS, dementia, laboratory, diet, anatomy, and physiology are all included in course work.