Do Your CNA Classes Online

Are you considering starting your career in the healthcare field?  Consider Taking Online CNA Classes. Perhaps you want a job working in healthcare but are not yet ready to attend college to become a nurse or another healthcare provider.  You might want to consider starting out as a CNA.  A certified nursing assistant job provides you with the opportunity to get a feel for what it is like to work in healthcare.  Most CNA training programs can be completed within a few weeks. There are even some CNA classes online.

You might consider CNA classes online if you are already employed and need to be able to work on your new career in your spare time.  There are some colleges and continuing education schools that offer online CNA programs.  This is something to consider if you need a flexible way to train for a new job in healthcare.

If you are planning to try an online certified nursing assistant program, you will want to make sure it is fully accredited for your state.  It will be necessary to verify that the completion of that course will make you eligible to take the certification exam for a nursing assistant career in your state.  Make certain you are taking a program for a career as a CNA.  There are some online and home study courses that prepare you for a job as a nursing aide but not as a certified nursing aide.

Look at CNA online programs from more than one school. You should do your research on each school to find one that will offer you a reputable degree.  You can even talk to healthcare facilities in your area for advice on online CNA programs that they would respect if they were going to hire you.  Take the time to find an affordable and quality online CNA program.  Make certain you select a program that will make it easy for you to contact instructors and receive help when needed.

Keep in mind that only certain portions of your degree can be completed online.  You will be able to complete a lot of coursework and perhaps even some practice demonstrations online.  However, there will be other hands on skills that you must complete in a clinical setting.  You will usually be able to perform these tasks at a healthcare facility in your area.

Some online CNA training programs might help you to find a healthcare facility in your area that will allow you to complete your clinical work. In other cases, you will need to locate a facility that will help you to complete your hands on experience portion of your training.  You will usually have work that you need to complete online that pertains to your clinical experience as well.

Upon completion of your online CNA Classes, you should be ready to take the certification exam in your state.  If you have carefully worked through your course, you should be armed with the resources you need to successfully complete the exam.

41 Responses to Do Your CNA Classes Online

  1. Misty February 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

    I am wanting to take my classes online. I currently work at a nursing home and would not have any problem getting that portion of it done but I need to know what schools offer classes online. Any suggestions??? I am in the state of Oklahoma. There are not any classes that I can take at night. Online is the only way that I can accomplish this.

  2. Admin February 14, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    Hi Misty, Thank you for dropping by 🙂
    The oklahoma state university offers an accredited training program. they also have night classes that you can attend

  3. Jamie Bertone March 27, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    I have been a cna before for about 5years. I haven’t worked in the field since 2003. I am looking to go back into the work, but I don’t know if I need to get recertified? I have been trying to find schools locally for classes, none seem to fit my schedule. I was hoping that I could take night classes somewhere near by. I did find classes at Auburn Career Center, but it does not accomodate my schedule, of course. Can you help me find a school or local nursing home that offers training. I live in Mentor, Ohio 44060. ~Thanks

    • Admin March 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

      Hi Jamie,
      You might want to try some of these places:

      Bradley Bay Health Center Nurse Aide Course – Bay Village
      605 Bradley Road, Bay Village, Ohio 44140

      Broadview Multi-Care Center – Parma
      5520 Broadview Road, Parma, OH 44134

      Menorah Park Center for Senior Living Nurse Aide Training Program – Cleveland
      27100 Cedar Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44122

      Montefiore Home Nursing Assistant Program – Beachwood
      1 David Myers Pkwy., Beachwood, OH 44122

      Cuyahoga Valley Career Center – Brecksville
      8001 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, Ohio 44141

  4. Jeanne McIntosh April 3, 2010 at 5:41 am #

    Does anyone know of a genuine ON LINE CNA course for working adults that is available to the public? So far, most of the discussion about this leads nowhere!

    – JCM

  5. Keisha April 5, 2010 at 2:03 am #

    I am needing to take my cna classes online is there any good schools I live in waco,Tx

    • Mz.Wilmo May 21, 2010 at 4:00 am #

      There are no online cna classes in waco tx,,, i know cuz i live here too.. i went to a nursing home and took my cna class.. the only down fall for goin here is that it takes forever to take your state test… the instructor is too laid back with the matter of getting your application in and the money to the people.. i would know becuz i had to go up there and ask him about the test dates and he acted like he didnt want to be bothered, what really made me upset is when he asked me did i turn in my money already [i did 2 months ago] and then he had the nerve to ask me what my name was… but anywho i;m still waitin to take my state test… the class was in March and here it is May now and i’m still not certified. but the nursing home is Woodland Springs on dallas st. in east waco..check it out if you think u might be interested

  6. Lucy April 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    I am working afternoons in a nursing home and have a chance for a supervisor position. I would like to take CNA classes. Do you know about anything near Bozeman, MT or online what would be good for me? Thanks for help. Lucy

  7. charlotte April 26, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    I live in Washington DC and I was certified in 2002 and I want to get back into that field where can I go to get recertifide as a cna or home health. aid

    • Admin June 2, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

      You’ll need to retake the classes as well as the certification test since there has been a lapse of 2 years.

  8. Renita June 13, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Hello, I am working as a Home Health Aid, I went to school to get my C.N.A, but when it was time to take the test I lost my job so I didn’t have any money to complete the class. I went throught the class section, I couldnt take the skills test part of the exam.I want to know how can I just take the exam online without going throught everything all over. Is it possible? I live in Houston Tx. Can I take it from another state online? This happen in 2008 Any advice..

    • Admin June 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

      Hi Renita,
      You can take the theory part of the classes online but the skills part of the training has to be hands on. The test is also supposed to be done at a state chosen facility.

  9. Lady Smith July 2, 2010 at 5:45 am #

    Can I take my CNA course online if I live in DC?

    • Admin July 3, 2010 at 10:29 pm #

      Hi, I’m sure there must be centers that offer training online in DC. You would however have to do the CNA skills part of the training at the facility.

  10. Renee August 10, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    Hello Im looking for an online CNA training in Delaware

    • Admin August 31, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

      I’ve tried looking for one but there isn’t one currently it seems. Why don’t you check out the CNA classes link at the top of this page and see which training options are available in Delaware.

  11. Nikki September 8, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    I want to take CNA classes online. I currently work at a nursing home right now in activites but and could do my training there but is there any online classes I can take for that part of the training. I live in southern Indiana.

  12. sarah jones September 11, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    I looking for a online cna class in Arlington, TX. Would anyone know of one? If so, please give me the website.

  13. Brittany Harris November 8, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

    Hi. My name is Brittany and i was wondering if there is any website to take CNA classes here in Fargo, ND. If there is any please send me a link. Thank you

    • Admin November 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

      Hi Brittany, this is something you’ll have to ask a vocational college near you. You can’t take the skills part of the training online so you’ll have to locate a training school first.

  14. avigael January 15, 2011 at 3:52 am #

    i just recently moved to oklahoma city and i wanted to take CNA classes but i dont know where to start. Can some one help me what do i need to do. Im confused

    • Admin February 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

      Find a training center near you from the list at:
      make sure the schedule of the program is convenient for you. Once you complete the training, you’ll have to take the certification exam. After you pass you’ll get a license and you can then practice as a CNA

  15. Sandy January 24, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    I’m looking to do CNA training online in Seymour, IN

    • Admin February 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

      Hi Sandy,
      Since you’ll have to do the clinicals at the facility you should first look for a CNA class near you. Once you find one you’re comfortable with you can then see if they have an online training option for the theory part.

  16. kay January 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

    crestview nursing home in waco tx has a cna program. You have to go up there and fill out an application. The address is 1400 Lakeshore Dr. by MCC

    • Admin February 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

      Thanks for the tip Kay!

  17. Kristan February 2, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    I need to take my CNA classes online, but I don’t know where to go.
    I live in Elkin, NC.

  18. Victoria February 7, 2011 at 4:27 am #

    Good Day. I am employed in education. The county is currently looking at severe budget cuts and I would like to be proactive. I am considering a career switch and would like to take an online CNA certification courses. Are you knowledgeable of any courses available to me.I live in Powhatan, VA 23139. Thanks for your help.

    • Admin February 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

      The closest to your area would be the Powhatan High School. They provide CNA classes and their address is: 1800 Judes Ferry Road, Powhatan, Virginia 23139

  19. Mia June 23, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I have been working as a home health aide for 3 years but previously had a cna license for 6 years and i need it back but dont have much money what can I do about taking free classes most nursing homes in metro detroit michigan don’t offer the class any more.

    • Admin June 30, 2011 at 8:59 pm #

      A lot of nursing homes do.. so this is a surprise. Have you tried out the state unemployment offices to see if they have any training programs being run by the state

  20. Jesssica July 22, 2011 at 6:21 am #

    I am currently working at a nursing home and need to obtain my CNA certificate for the job, I live in Minnesota and need a good online program where I can take it online, any schools out there that I could apply for also what would it be under for program and degree wise? can you name a few schools that offer the CNA program in MN that is fully online? I need to obtain my certification in a year so I need to start as soon as possible.
    write me ASAP!

  21. sheree smith September 22, 2011 at 3:29 am #

    Hi my name is sheree smith. I have obtained my CNA license in MI. and had let it expired this yr of may 2011. And now i have moved to Washington State. I was wondering if i would have to retate my classes or would have to just retake the exam for the state of washington. And if i have to take the classes and the exam were can i do it online, Of course ino i cant do the exam online,

  22. Bridget February 13, 2012 at 1:58 am #

    i am trying to find out if in the state of nevada if i have my high school diploma but am not 18 yet can i do CNA training or is it required that i be 18?

    • Admin February 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

      According to federal requirements it isn’t mandatory to have a GED or a high school diploma.

  23. elizabeth mays May 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    I want to know can I take this class on line.

    • Admin May 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

      Hi Elizabeth,
      A lot of community colleges are now allowing classes for the written exam to be taken online. The clinicals will of course need to be done at a registered facility.

  24. Skyla Wagner July 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    I was wandering if you knew of a website/school online where I can complete the written part to become a cna? I know I have to go to a facility to complete the hands on parts/clinicals, but what school can I go to online that is accredited that can certifiy me to become a certified nurses aide, not just an ordinary nurses aide…

  25. Tayler Hand January 28, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    I live in Rome, GA. I have been looking for an online CNA class I can take but havent had any luck. Can u help?

  26. Miranda October 10, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    hi everyone! im 19 years old and I would like to become a CNA. I work lots of hours and Im not able to go to school on a campus. I was wondering if there was a way to take CNA classes online in Virginia? any feedback will help. thank you 🙂

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