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Can you pick up CNA nursing skills online?

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Certified Nursing Assistant training and skills can be obtained online through CNA online educational programs. The Higher Learning Commission and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredits these online programs.

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CNA online programs can last from 6 to 12 weeks and includes reading assignments, interactive online assignments and online discussions with instructors and fellow students. Students are advised to enroll in an online program with a clinic located near them as there are hands-on skills to be practiced and mastered. Upon completion of training, the student can apply for certification if an employer requires it.

CNAs directly attend to the needs of patients. They work under registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in nursing homes and hospitals.

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