CNA School

Many people are starting to read the writing on the wall. The economy is shrinking, the population is aging, and most market sectors are losing, not gaining, jobs. A glaring exception to all this bad news is the healthcare industry. People will always need health care, so there will always be work available there. For those who want to be part of that movement into security and prosperity, it’s time to go back to school…CNA school.

What are CNA’s?

A CNA is a Certified Nursing Assistant. They work in hospitals, private homes, rehab centers, nursing homes or assisted living communities. They are not trained to do as much medical care as LPN’s or RN’s, but they work with patients on a day to day basis, monitoring their vitals, helping them eat, dress, bathe, and do other daily functions. They are often the first ones to notice when a patient is either improving or declining, and are valuable members of medical care teams.

The healthcare field always needs CNA’s; there is a huge shortage for this kind of healthcare worker in the United States. Anyone with CNA training can get a good job, especially if they stay in one place long enough to build up seniority. It just takes enough of a commitment to go back to CNA school for a few weeks. Most training programs are 6 to 12 weeks, though some are even shorter, and end with the student being licensed by the state, and often employed as well.

Where Can I Find a CNA School?

CNA schools and training programs are usually attached to another, larger school, such as a community college or medical school, or they are part of a larger medical institution.

You can also find CNA schools through Career Counseling centers or Job Placement centers, which many communities have. They may be attached to a nursing home or rehabilitation center, and some home health providers also offer CNA school to their potential care givers.

Another well-known and reputable CNA school is offered through the American Red Cross, as part of its commitment to the health and safety of all.

How Do I Know if CNA School is Right for Me?

You’ll need to ask yourself a few questions before you go back to can school.

  • Do you want to take care of people, even if that means doing some unpleasant tasks?

  • Do you have the time to take classes and to study outside of class?

  • Are you willing to change jobs if it means security and upward mobility?

People who answer those questions positively are often excellent candidates for CNA school. Maybe you’re one of those excellent candidates. Ask yourself those questions, then make some phone calls. You might be in a position to make a difference in people’s lives.