Why Choose Community College for a CNA Program?

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Why choose community college for a CNA program? Get the right answer and guidelines from us.

The CNA training programs are offered from many private institutions, community colleges, health care facilities and even some universities. However, for affordable and flexible features, most of the students choose community colleges.

The best place to find low cost education on CNA programs are in community colleges. The price ranges from $400 to $800 depending on the location. This is because unlike the private institutions, the community colleges do not give top priority to profits. Instead, they focus on providing quality education to the community college students. In some states Red Cross also offers vocational CNA certification trainings at an affordable price. But they are not as common as the community colleges. You will find several community colleges that offer CNA programs near your location. But make sure that the program is accredited by the proper authorities.

There is a misconception between people and that is they think that when it comes to joining an educational program the top universities are the first way to go. This is not true. An accredited school by the proper authorities offers the same authentic and duly recognized CNA training like that of a University. What is really important is you need to research about the program and the school before joining in. The case is same for a community college offering a CNA program. As long as the community college and the CNA program it is offering is accredited by the recognized authorities such as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, you do not need to worry at all.

Another unique feature about the CNA program at community college is; they offer the training program in small groups. Unlike the top universities and private institutions, at a community college you will get individual attention. Most of the community colleges throughout United States offer CNA training program to the students making small groups. This will enable the students to get personal attention from the instructor and hence can interact directly with him. The students will get the chance to perform the experiments individually under the supervision of the instructor. This will enhance their nursing skills and will prepare the students to face any challenges that might come as a professional CNA.

Almost every community college has similar CNA program requirements. The students need to have at least a high school diploma or equivalent GED. The applicants must be at least 18 years of age and should have satisfactory GPA of at least 2.0. A grade C performance on the health related subjects is given top priority. Prior to the admission, the students may need to give and pass the entrance examination.

About The Author

Antonio Fannin is a career consultant and a nurse. Besides she is also a part time blogger. Read  here about finding accredited CNA schools and classes.

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Martin Headen October 15, 2012 at 5:38 am

My observation is that CNA programs in community colleges are cheaper as compared to nursing aide programs in other nursing schools or hospitals. As I am from the same profession, I would like to suggest new comers to join community colleges, these are located in almost all the states in the USA. Just go for it..


Lee October 18, 2012 at 7:41 am

As a CNA, this is a great post.


Chad Agrawal October 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

That’s awesome to hear from a CNA đŸ™‚


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