I got 8 hours, but I worked as a CNA at the same facility for a few years. Wasn't enough time but I learned as I went along and now I am comfortable and confident in my position. Now I train new hires seems no one else wants to do it. My lack of initial training actually makes it helpful when I train new staff as I remember all the things I didn't know or wished someone would have told me. Most of it had to do with charting/paperwork. What I did was grab every opportunity I had to do paperwork. I did paperwork for labs, end of month changeovers, filing just anything to learn. I love my job! I try and help out the new hires so they will love their job too we have such a high turnover rate I try my hardest to make the work enviroment a positive place!