For All Those Who Took The CNA Program via Red Cross
- 0May 17, '07 by QueenBoudicaWhat was your experience like?
And would you recommend the program to others?
The rumor is the instructors, (RNs)) are very strict, but you will be prepared if you complete the course..
- 0May 17, '07 by QueenBoudicaQuote from mammaoftwoIn :spin: Michigan we have a full week of clinicals....I took my CNA training through the Red Cross here in Kentucky. I enjoyed it and we had fun too.
They are very good at training and teaching you.
I felt like we could have used more than two days of clinicals though.
- 0May 18, '07 by Ready2BRNI finished my CNA training at the Red Cross back in February, and loved every minute of it!!!! Compared to the other CNA training classes out there, its very thorough and covers a wide variety of topics. Plus, you get CPR/First Aid certified, Alzheimer's training, Domestic Violence and HIV training. My class lasted 5 weeks and we had 3 days of clinicals (I live in Florida). I would recommend it to everyone... The nurses that taught our class told us that the local hospitals love graduates from RC because they know we received great trianing. Good luck to you
- 0May 18, '07 by DreamyEyesThank you for starting this thread...I was just about to ask the same exact thing until I saw this!
I just received my letter from the Red Cross saying I was accepted to the program and the classes start July 9th til the end of August. I'm sooooo excited and nervous at the same time.. I've heard that the Red Cross has a great program, though. I met my instructor and she seems really nice.
- 0May 21, '07 by beth66335I took my training at RC in Tennessee and my teacher was strict, but I learned a ton! Learn how to wash your hands!! You will do it a million times!! We had 4 clinical days 2 in a LTC/ rehab and 2 in a step down floor of a hospital kinda like between a nursing home and a regular hospital floor, it saves the patient insurance charges because it lowers the cost of part of their stay.I was certified in 3/03 and I worked in a hospital for 4 years in any area I could. I start nursing school this Fall and I have a good idea where I want to work after.
- 0May 31, '07 by rockytopRN2bI also went through the Red Cross program and highly recommend it. Our instructor told us that local hospitals would waive experience requirements for new Red Cross grads because they know it's such a quality program.
We had a full week of clinicals...one day in a hospital, and four in LTC.