Can You Really Become A CNA Online?

You can become a CNA Online provided you complete a part of the training at a hands on local training facility.  Online CNA training courses offer a good way for busy adults to start a new career.  Internet training programs provide people with the flexibility that they need to study to become a CNA while balancing family, work and other responsibilities.

In order to become a CNA online, you need to find an online CNA training program.  Keep in mind that you will need to complete the clinical portion of your training offline.  There are many nurse aide training programs listed on the Internet.  You can also contact local community colleges and allied health schools to determine if they offer training online.

You will need to find an online program that is fully accredited and will make you eligible to sit for a CNA certification exam in your state.  If you are unsure as to whether the training course is fully accredited, you can contact the board of nursing aide registry in your state.

Once you find the right online course for you, take the time to enroll in the CNA training program.  You will receive instructions on how to complete your studies.  You will most likely need to read materials and take tests or quizzes online.  Some training courses will have interactive portions of the course as well as virtual lab work.

In order to successfully complete an online program, you will need to set aside each day to complete your work.  You will need to take time to complete your assignments and take your quizzes as well.  It will take some self-discipline in order to make the most of an online CNA training program.

If you have any problems with your online training, you will need to contact your instructor or instructors.  Do not be afraid to ask questions.  You should also use any other class resources or study resources that are available.  There might even be forums where you can interact with other students.

At some point during your online CNA training, you will need to complete the clinical portion of your test.  This will need to be done at a local healthcare facility in your area.  Your instructor at your online school can help you to arrange your clinical experience.  During this time, you will complete a variety of tasks under the supervision of a nurse (or other healthcare provider).

You will need to complete all steps of the online CNA training process.  It is likely that you will need to receive a minimum grade on all tests before you are able to continue forward.  Once you complete all requirements and pass your training course, you will need to sit for the nursing assistant certification exam.

If you have paid carefully attention during your training, you should be well on your way to passing the certification exam.  You can do as well on the exam if you train online as you would have if you trained offline.

3 Responses to Can You Really Become A CNA Online?

  1. patricia November 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    Where can i find an online class in south carolina?

  2. patricia November 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm #

    I took the course in south carolina,and passed. but my license expired 3 years ago. I live in va know can i take the online courses for the written test and take the clinical somr place else.

    • Admin November 11, 2010 at 6:29 pm #

      Normally, you have to find a facility near you that provides both. You can’t do the skills at one facility and the theory part at another.

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