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how to know if it's a good idea to get CNA training through a nursing home?

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I'm want to get my CNA through redcross but I have to save up $600.00. I know that if I go through redcross it would be better plus I don't have to go through 6 months or 1 year to get certified. My question is how to know if the nursing home is accepted by the broad of nursing? I don't want to think that I will get my CNA title and find out at the end that I can not take the test because of the nursing. I hope that you can understand my question. Thank you so much for your help.

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If I understand correctly you're asking if you can still become certified as a CNA if you take the CNA course at a nursing home...? All CNA courses teach the same skills, as long as the nursing home CNA program is recognized by the state you can still be certified as a CNA.

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Shon05 has 5 years experience and works as a Clinical Assistant.

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Hey Soxgirl2008 Thank You. How can I find out if the nursing home program is recognized by the state?

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The nursing home would not be offering a program not recognized by the state. They are inspected by the state and have to have state certified CNAs working for them, so they are going to offer an approved program. But if you want to know for certain, get the nursing home to show you their documentation from the state.

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Shon05 has 5 years experience and works as a Clinical Assistant.

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Hey Soxgirl2008 Thank You. How can I find out if the nursing home program is recognized by the state?

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Shon05 has 5 years experience and works as a Clinical Assistant.

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caliotter3 thank you i will do that. i was afraid that they offer programs for people and then have people work for them for a long period of time and be a scam of some type. thank you

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Not all nursing homes require you to work for them for any amount of time! My CNA class was free and required no contract.

I have never had a job ask me where I got my certification. I honestly don't think it's any better or worse taking the class at a nursing home as opposed to The Red Cross or a college. You learn the same skills and sit for the same test, so if there is a cheaper and/more more convenient way to get there, I'd go for the easier way!

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Shon05 has 5 years experience and works as a Clinical Assistant.

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Not all nursing homes require you to work for them for any amount of time! My CNA class was free and required no contract.

I have never had a job ask me where I got my certification. I honestly don't think it's any better or worse taking the class at a nursing home as opposed to The Red Cross or a college. You learn the same skills and sit for the same test, so if there is a cheaper and/more more convenient way to get there, I'd go for the easier way!

Thank You. I really want to go through the free training because I heard from a review on the internet of the company that the nursing home offer the training plus you get paid. That sounded to good to be true to me. A lady told me to come put in an application and they will pull it after the first of the year. I am currently a college student getting my associates in Healthcare Admin, and looking to get my fet wet. Puls I am looking to learn spanish on top of that because everywhere I go is looking for a billingal.:up:

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