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Does Two Weeks is Enough?

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mtopolinski mtopolinski (Member)

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Hello everyone, I'm going to take this CNA program at Great Lakes Urgent Care in Toledo Ohio area. My concern is, its only 2 weeks program, is this enough to become a CNA? I am looking for training centers that offers more than two weeks but got no chance finding one. Any ideas from CNA's in toledo area? Thank you so much.

azcna

Specializes in LTC, Rehab, CCU, Alzheimers, Med-Surg. Has 3 years experience.

States usually have a range of how many hours they require the training program to be, 60-90 hours for example (I don't know if that's the actual range, but it's something like that). If the class is five days a week for 7 hours, that's 70 hours in two weeks, and I'm pretty sure that is enough in most states. To make sure though, I would look up the Ohio Board of Nursing website and look in there.

http://www.nursing.ohio.gov

I thought the absolute minimum number of hours for a CNA program was 75 hours. That number can be higher depending on your state.

My program is 118 hours.

KimberlyRN89, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

Yea the OBRA Act of 1987 says the minimum hours for a nursing assistant program is 75 hours. In Maryland however its 100 hours.

Is it possible you are looking at a CNA exam prep course? In Florida, for instance, the state allows challengers to take the exam, even if they have not completed a formal training program. As a result, 2 week review courses are plentiful in this area. Most comprehensive/formal programs however seem to be 9 weeks or so.

Hello everyone, I'm going to take this CNA program at Great Lakes Urgent Care in Toledo Ohio area. My concern is, its only 2 weeks program, is this enough to become a CNA? I am looking for training centers that offers more than two weeks but got no chance finding one. Any ideas from CNA's in toledo area? Thank you so much.

Do you have clinicals?? My second week for my CNA class has just passed and I'm still learning. I couldn't imagine working out there "for real" after two weeks of training.

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