CNA schooling

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I was long does it take to do the schooling for being a CNA? My school offers it and its only 2 months long....120 hours. Does this sound too short of a time to train someone for this field?


161 Posts

Depends on which school you are talking about. All schools are different. In our Nursing School it takes the 1st semester to be a CNA 1 and with two semesters you become CNA 2. I would ask an advisor at your school that works in that dept.


952 Posts

Yep. The classes can be anywhere from 2 weeks on up, I believe. The only differences being how many hours per day & how many days per week you meet.

The one I went to through my school was 10 weeks long & we met only one day per week from 8-4:30.


143 Posts

My CNA school was 10 weeks and we met twice a week for four hours each time.

Good luck in becoming a CNA, it changed my life for the better.

Specializes in 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER.

2 months was how long mine was, seems to be about average.


29 Posts

I have my last day of clinicals tomorrow... our class was 5 weeks long (4 days a week)


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The college where I took my CNA ranges from 2 weeks to 12 weeks depending on how many days a week you did classroom & clinicals.

2 months is of luck to you!:)


703 Posts

Specializes in PACU.

my cna training was about 3 months because i went part- time. i really enjoyed the training and i hope you will too. Good Luck!


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Specializes in OB.

Mine was 6 weeks, 5 days week at a LTC facility. I think each state requires different things.

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