My course is 5 hrs, 2x a week in the evening which is nice. Currently, we are doing lecture and lab. In lecture, we go over resident rights, what to expect and how to care for the elderly. In lab, we practice the skills assigned to us like bed making, transfers, showering, etc and the instructor guides us through it. She also prepares us for the state exam.
My clinical starts Oct. 21 and will see how that goes.
After basic CNA, I can go on to advanced CNA which qualifies people to work in an acute setting in my area.