How Do You Enroll in a Nursing Assistant Program?


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You can enroll in a nursing assistant program by contacting the American Red Cross, a premier provider of Nursing Assistant Training. You can also enroll in certification programs at local community colleges and medical facilities.

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How Do You Enroll in a Nursing Assistant Program?
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The American Red Cross has prepared individuals for nursing careers for over 100 years. Interested applicants must visit the organization's website and fill out a short, contact form, at which point they are contacted by a representative for more information on enrolling in the program.

Training requirements for Certified Nurse Assistants vary from state to state. In order to enroll in a local nursing assistant program, visit your state's Department of Health and Human Services website or contact it directly to find state-approved programs. North Carolina, for example, provides its residents with a comprehensive list of approved schools. Once you have identified potential schools, contact them and request more information about their specific requirements for enrolling in a nursing program.

Most nursing assistant programs last six to 12 weeks. While some schools may offer distance education, it's helpful to find local schools that offer either in-person, or both direct and online course options in order to meet the clinical, hands-on experience requirements that are necessary for certification, says Study.com.

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