Red Cross was originally started and foundered by Clara Barton in 1881, to address the issue of humanitarian crisis. In time to come, this human care organization became an internationally recognized body. To further its aim of serving human kind with quality nursing care, CNA training course was started in America.
In America, American Red Cross is offering training program in 36 states including NYC. Though, basic duration of training differs among states but their own program, which is common consist of 114 hours long, including 43 hours lecture, 29 hours lab and 42 hours of practice. The standard of their training is best among all trainings that are provided by different post secondary schools, community and vocational colleges, trade schools and online programs.
In order to get enrolled in Red Cross CNA Training in NYC or any Red Cross program in US, it is necessary for the aspiring candidates to meet following requisites:
- No felony charges or criminal background for last 7 years
- Minimum age is of 18 years
- $35 non – refundable screening fee, unless the applicant fail the background check and TB test.
- Applicant must not be pregnant.
- Student must not possess any communicable disease.
The quality of training is of very high standard and lectures are also of superior of quality, instructed by well qualified and experienced lecturer. The curriculum of classroom courses, lab and practice trainings meet the standard, stipulated by State and federal agencies. The training cost varies as per state licensing requirements, which comes around $1000 to $2000 as per specific state.
The successful completion of training offers a student to sit for Red Cross competency evaluation exam and passing of this test provide Red Cross Certification, which is nationally recognized degree.
The cost can be anywhere between 1,000 to 2,000 dollars depending on the state and can vary in different cities. Though, Red Cross do not offer any free classes but completion of paid training can accrue annual salary of of$24,000 to $30,000 to Red Cross Certified candidates, when they work in different health care centers.