CNA Program Requirements at the Community College

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Want to know what are the requirements for the CNA program at community college?

If you are looking for an affordable CNA training program then community college is the way to go. There are several accredited community colleges that offer CNA training programs throughout United States. Most of these community colleges have similar program requirements.

In most states, you need to be at least 18 years old in order to be eligible for the community college's CNA program.

The applicants must have at least a high school diploma or equivalent GED and should provide the official transcripts and documents during the enrollment of the program.

The students need to have a satisfactory GPA of at least 2.0. The students with grade C or better performance on the health related subjects are given top priority.

You must pass the criminal background check and drug test in order to apply for the program. During the admission you may be asked to provide an evidence of recent immunization and full body examination.

Some top community colleges may require students to have previous experience on the nursing field. A volunteer work in the patient care field will prove that you are capable and enthusiastic about the program.

In most of the community colleges, you are required to take and pass an entrance exam. You may also be asked to have an interview with the program director.

The students need to pay all the charges and tuition fee before the completion of the program. If you are planning to apply for the financial aid then you will need to complete the FAFSA form.

You will have to pay for the application form in order to apply for the program. After filling the form, the students are required to submit their official transcripts from previously attended colleges and other required documents along with the application before the deadline.

Only those students who complete both the classroom and clinical component of the course are eligible to sit for the certification exam. And only those who pass the exam with a satisfactory result will be awarded the Certification on nursing assistant.

Since there are many options available when it comes to choosing a community college for the CNA program, they may have additional requirements. So make sure that you read the description of the program carefully. It is also equally important to collect enough information about the program and the institution. This might be an overwhelming task but your career as a CRN depends on it.

About The Author

Antonio Fannin is a nurse and a career advisor. Smita Subedi is a financial writer who works for her to maintain her education blogs. Find more about their views on being a CNA here.

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