Health care professions are always in need of qualified applicants. One good way to see if you are indeed the right person to enter the field is to attend Red Cross CNA classes. The Red Cross nursing assistant training is available in many states and do have a cost. The cost varies from state to state and from chapter to chapter. If you are considering entering a Red Cross CNA class, check with your local chapter or online.
Red Cross nursing assistant training contains both practical experience and classroom experience. It prepares you to take the state examinations and receive your certification. There are some facilities that will allow you to work for several months before you take your exam, but you need to find out the details with the facility you hope to work for and also your state regulatory board.
Courses range from four to six weeks and the cost varies from $500-2000 depending on your location. It is money well spent because jobs are readily available. In some areas financial assistance is available.
To qualify for a Red Cross class you must be 18 years old, have no contagious diseases and not be pregnant. Educational requirements vary.