Has anyone ever taken a CNA class offered through the Red Cross? Or know of anyone who has? In Minnesota I have found there is one (and found some notes that is structured differently then that offered through community colleges). I am considering it because it is the only program I can find on the weekends (or after 5 pm in my area). I work full time and need to continue to do so while I take my Pre-reqs to enroll in a post-ba nursing certificate program at a local private college. I graduated in 2007 with a degree in Psychology after not getting into a very small nursing program at my college. The program that I"m trying to get into now has entirely different pre-requistes (or very high grade requirements) and so I'm practically starting from scratch.
So I'm just curious as to how the Red Cross' program might differ. It works great for me because it's all day Saturday for 8 weeks followed by two weekends of clinicals. Very doable although not cheap ($800). I'm hoping to take this and then hopefully find a part time CNA job in the evenings to help me pay for the other courses I need to take.