Nurse Assistant Training (CNA)

About the Course

Taught by credentialed nurse instructors with professional experience, our Nurse Assistant Training program delivers an engaging curriculum that meets state and federal education regulations. Theory and skills practice, including a clinical experience at a skilled nursing facility, is conducted under nursing supervision. The course content focuses on critical thinking, decision-making and team concepts while incorporating elements of care and communication/interpersonal skills.

Students can generally expect to complete their training and be ready to take their state certification exam to become a licensed or certified nurse assistant (CNA) within 4 to 8 weeks of beginning their training. Before sitting for the state exam, students may add on an optional online test prep module to practice and improve their performance.

How Nurse Assistant Training Is Taught

Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training providers are carefully vetted to ensure that they provide an educational experience that produces highly qualified, well-rounded nurse assistants. In addition to a clinical component in a designated healthcare facility, providers in our network offer this education in two different formats:

Blended Learning (digital + classroom): The dynamic content, with movie-quality videos, expert segments and story-based interactive sections, is a refreshing alternative to “read-test-repeat” online theory formats.

Preview the Blended Learning video content

Instructor-led (100% classroom): Uses a variety of methods and activities, including lecture, video, multimedia, discussion, textbook, to provide an effective, engaging learning experience.

Train with the Red Cross

Whether you are a student who wants to train and test to be a nurse assistant or a provider who wants to offer this training, consider all that the Red Cross has to offer. The 5,000 students who take our program annually average a 90% graduation rate, and upwards of 80% pass the state exam to become a licensed or certified nurse assistant (CNA). The Red Cross has been the gold standard in nurse assistant training since 1990.

The Right Choice

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Gold Standard in Nurse Assistant Training

Our curriculum reflects 30 years’ experience developing and delivering nurse assistant training to more than 5,000 students annually.

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Solve Your Nurse’s Aide Shortage

Deliver cost-effective training to meet your staffing needs. Red Cross NAT students boast a 90% graduation rate and upwards of 80% pass the state exam.

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Boost Your Student Numbers

Providers who post classes on RedCross.org see an average 40% increase in enrollees.

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Flexible Training Options

Theory, skills practice and clinical experience delivered via dynamic blended learning or entirely in-person.

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A Balanced and Comprehensive Curriculum

Engaging curriculum to produce well-rounded professionals includes both care skills and communication/interpersonal skills.