Is it truly possible to take online CNA training?
Well, it is and it isn’t. There are some things you should know.
Firstly, online classes for any discipline need to be approached with caution. Many online schools are not accredited. That means a degree from that school is useless. Always make sure your school is accredited.
Luckily, there are directories where you can look up online schools by state. For example, if you live in Connecticut, you can check out this online CNA resource for CT.
But in reality, this is usually not a problem. Most schools that offer these courses do truly allow you to learn online. In fact, taking your classes online is one of the best ways to go. It allows flexibility. It allows you to do your work on your own schedule.
Online courses also let you go through the training more quickly. If you find a particular class to be easy, you can breeze through it. Then, you can spend time on the stuff that is harder to understand later.
When it comes to healthcare education, though, you can’t do everything online. Nursing jobs and nursing assistant jobs require at least some in-person, hands-on training. That means any respectable school will offer a hybrid class. A mix of online classes and offline practice. Be sure to look for this when selecting your online school!
If your ultimate goal is to be a certified nursing assistant, then you may also want to look into free classes. Sometimes free classes are even offered online. Most time, though, you need to take your free classes offline. But if you are interested in becoming a CNA, you should at least look into free CNA training.
And yes, these free courses can be found anywhere. In particular, I know of at least three schools in Maryland, Indiana, Minnesota, Connecticut and Michigan. There are also a lot of classes in Atlanta and NYC.
So if you are ready to start on your journey, be sure to look into getting trained online. It’s easy, and usually more affordable. There is no reason to discount it – it can really work for you!
The only reason you should avoid looking into these classes would be if you really need discipline. Any sort of online school is going to require that you are a real go-getter. Someone who can get up on your own and get your work done. But if you need structure in your routine, then you should consider traditional classes.
Not to worry. Traditional classes can be easier to find that online classes. Just start asking around local nursing homes and you will quickly find in-person classes to attend.