Many people have been coming to us with this question on becoming a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). So, We’ve put together some information on what’s important, and how to get started!
Even if you don’t currently have a high school diploma or a GED, you are still eligible to enroll in CNA training. Some training facilities may ask new applicants to pass a basic test or provide previous standardized test scores before beginning nursing assistant education, but a high school diploma is not required for admission at all schools.
A great place to start is by contacting your State Nursing Board and locate a CNA training facility. Each State has different requirements, so making sure you’re on the right track for the State you plan to practice in is important! CNA Training will generally include an educational requirement and passing a state-approved exam, programs may last anywhere from one to six months. Once you pass, you are able to register in your state as a CNA!
Experienced nursing assistants are highly valued in the healthcare industry. While you are working to become a CNA, or want to learn more about a day in the life of a CNA, Companies are hiring caregivers with no experience to start. If you would like to get a free caregiver certification, you can do that here. If a career as a CNA and helping others interests you, this is a great precursor to becoming an expert in your field!