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Your CNA training program will be instructed be a registered nurse. The nurse must have at least two years experience in their field. A training program will prepare you for both your new career as a nursing assistant and the examination that must be passed before you can start that career. A certified nursing assistant competency exam will have a written and skills portion. The skills portion will involve you demonstrating at least five of the skills you learned during your training. You can expect to earn about $25,000 as a CNA. You might earn a little less in your first year or so as a nursing assistant.
Featured CNA Training Classes in Connecticut
American Red Cross – East Hartford
205 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT
The Red Cross offers two types of classes in Connecticut. You can choose the 4 week intensive daytime program which has classes from 9 to 4 or you can choose the 6 week evening class program which has classes from 5 to 10. The cost of the program is $840(includes textbook) but it does not include the cost of the exam which is around $108. payable directly to Prometric. They have 5 classes in Connecticut including Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury, East Hartford and Bethel. Employer surveys have suggested that students with a Red Cross CNA diploma are often hot commodities in the job market when compared to applicants from other institutions and schools.
St. Vincent College of Nursing Nursing Course – Bridgeport
2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606
St. Vincent College of Nursing attracts students from the Bridgeport, and neighboring cities in Connecticut, as well as students from Massachusetts and New York. There are currently over 700 active students enrolled at the college.The CNA program lasts 15 weeks and classes convene three times a week. Along with the typical CNA curriculum, the college also offers students training in ECG (electrocardiogram) and phlebotomy (blood drawing). The program costs approximately $3000.
Quinebaug Valley Community Tech College nurse Aide Classes – Danielson
1320 Main St., Danielson, CT
The main 68 acre campus of Quinebaug Valley Community College is located on the outskirts of Danielson, Connecticut. However, there is also a smaller facility in downtown Willimantic where students can take classes. This public college was started in 1971 and offers a variety of certificate programs along with free job-training for students. The CNA program at Quinebaug runs for 120 hours and costs around $1100. The tuition cost can be paid in three installments. It includes textbooks and a stethoscope among other things but does not include the scrubs which you have get on your own. They also have scholarships, both partial and full but no details of eligibility requirements are mentioned on their website. You must have a high school diploma or a valid GED prior to applying at Quinebaug.
Med-Life Institute Nurse Aide Class – Bridgeport
4490 Main Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
Northbridge Health Care High School – Bridgeport
2875 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Precise Care, LLC. CNA Training – Bridgeport
2451 North Ave., Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
Stat Services, Inc. nursing Assistant Training – Bridgeport
Connecticut Ave., Suite 5102, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06607
Training Direct, LLC. Nurse Aide Classes – Bridgeport
3851 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606
Warren Harding High School – Bridgeport
1734 Central Ave., Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610
Bristol Eastern High School CNA Classes
632 King Street, Bristol, CT 06610
Ingraham Manor Nursing Home Nurse Aide Training Course – Bristol
400 North Main Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Nursing Care Center of Bristol
61 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, CT 06010
Sheriden Woods Health Center CNA Classes – Bristol
321 Stone Crest Drive, Bristol, Connecticut 06010
Haven Health Care Center CNA Classes – Danielson
111 Westcott Road, Danielson, Connecticut
Westview Nursing Care and Rehab Center – Dayville
150 Ware Road, Dayville, Connecticut
Connecticut Training Centers – East Hartford
1137 Main St., East Hartford, Connecticut
East Hartford High School Nurse Assistant Training
869 Forbes St., East Hartford, CT
Goodwin College CNA Training – East Hartford
745 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, Connecticut
East Haven High School Nursing Aide Classes
35 Wheelbarrow Lane, East Haven, CT
Laurel Woods Nursing Course – East Haven
451 North High St., East Haven, Connecticut
New Britain Senior High School
110 Mill Street, New Britain, CT 06051
YWCA of New Britain CNA Training program
22 Glen Street, New Britain, Connecticut 06051
Adult Education Center Nursing Assistant Classes – New Haven
400 Canner Street, New Haven, CT 06511
American Red Cross South Central CT – New Haven
703 Whitney Ave., New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Care Training Center LLC Nursing Aide Class – New Haven
142 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Clinical Care Initiative Nursing Assistant Classes – New Haven
691 Dixwell Ave., New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Prior to the start of your shift, the CNA you replaced told you about a specific task you were assigned on the shift report; however you are unsure of what to do. How do you handle this problem?
A. use your best judgment
B. consult your school textbook
C. ask your supervisor
D. ask the patient
Answer: C- See Section 2 of the CNA Study Guide (Receiving Assignments).
If you are unsure about a specific task or procedure, don’t be afraid to ask your supervisor to clarify it for you. It’s always better to ask than to make a mistake because you didn’t completely understand the assignment.
Your old school textbook is a good source of information; however, the patients you take care of are unique, and will have their own set of specific needs that may not be outlined in a general nursing aide textbook. Your place of employment may also have procedures that could be very different from other institutions across the country.
To avoid confusion when you receive assignments on the shift report, it is always a good idea to stay current on common medical abbreviations. Healthcare professions are well-known for their use of abbreviations due to the fact that the nursing staff has to accomplish a wide variety of tasks in a short amount of time.