The American Red Cross CNA training is actually being facilitated in the different states in the US, which is designed by a curriculum that is nationally organized. Each Red Cross CNA training base their teachings according to the state’s needed requirements when it comes to the number of required hours, in order to complete a whole program course of being a certified nursing assistant.
Anyone who desires to be part of the American Red Cross CNA training, is required to give their 100% attention to the classes, lectures, and trainings, in order to get the needed level of knowledge and skills in order to pass the exam. As stated by a number of people who have joined and passed the Red Cross CNA training, this particular training is a lot more challenging and exhausting. Each student are also expected to be in the most physically stable condition, and must not adhere to any needs due to medical conditions or physical disability.
If you want to make sure that your current condition will qualify you to be part of the American Red Cross CNA training classes, visit your local Red Cross facility, and seek recommendation from a health provider in that facility. People from your local Red Cross facility may also give you the needed briefing, before your intended action of joining.
Just like the other CNA training programs from schools or universities, you are also expected to sit and pass the national certification exams for aspiring CNA’s after completing the American Red Cross CNA classes. The actual test might last for at least 5 and half hours, where you are expected to answer multiple choice questions and perform a demo of your skills. Normally, the skill test comes first. You have to pass the skills test before you are allowed to take the written multiple choice test. After 5 and half hours, you will be asked to wait outside for the results. Usually, examiners get the result the same day, and passing it, will also give you the certification you are aiming to have on the same day as well.
Below are the different requirements you need to comply with in order to be accepted in the American Red Cross CNA training classes:
- Every applicant must be at least 18 years or older
- Applicants will undergo a criminal background check. If the applicant is proven to have a criminal record from the past 7 years, he or she will not be allowed to join the American Red Cross CNA training
- Female applicants can only be accepted if she is not pregnant at the time of application
- All applicants will undergo a medical check in order to be sure that they do not carry harmful and contagious disease that might affect others in the training
The screening fee of $35 per applicant will not be refunded if the applicant did not pass any of the said screenings for the American Red Cross CNA training.