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    CNA training info. needed

    Does anyone know how long it takes to be a CNA?

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    Re: CNA training info. needed

    Hi, Alexia, and welcome to the site! I hope you don't mind that I moved your post.

    As to how long it takes to become a CNA depends on where you take the classes. It could be a month or two, and you'll get Clinical training, also.

    Hope to see you often!

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    Re: CNA training info. needed

    I agree with courgarnurse...it is up to the facility/school to decide a CNA program length. Private schools and LTC facilities tend to have courses for a couple of weeks, while community colleges have longer programs which may take about 3 months to complete (a typical sememster).

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    Re: CNA training info. needed

    i agree with AngelinnaS and cougarnurse to but mostly total of 120 hrs of instructions including 30 hrs of clinical training. I think that it amounts to about 4 weeks in school and 1 week in clinical if you are attending full time or about 8 weeks of you are attending on weekend

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    Re: CNA training info. needed

    Totally depends on the program you are taking and if you are going full time or part time.

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    It depends on where you exist. Here, the nursing homes disburse for it, as well as test and you don't have to agree to work for them very long. It's a great, gratifying field to be in, as well.

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    On average CNA training should take between 6-12 weeks. Check out the American Red Cross. They have a good training program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALEXIA View Post
    Does anyone know how long it takes to be a CNA?
    The average for most people is around 10 weeks, but it depends on your own personal circumstances, i.e. if you have family, a job, outside interests etc. I did mine full time, but I was sponsored by a nursing home originally to do it so they allowed me the time out, in return for a period of paid work afterwards.
    A hub based on my personal experience as a CNA - www.cnatrainingzone.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALEXIA View Post
    Does anyone know how long it takes to be a CNA?
    Many places in the US offer classes for Certified Nursing Assistant. Before you become a full-fledged CNA, there are some state-approved program which you need to undertake. These programs are offered by community colleges or universities and the duration may vary from 5 to 10 weeks. After its completion, you may then go for a registered nurse associate degree, which is 2 years training program.

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