Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) are in high demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for CNAs is growing faster than for all other occupations in the United States.

In a nutshell:

There are way more CNA job openings than there are CNAs to fill them.

This industry needs you!

Are you ready to take the next step in your healthcare career? Whether you are already working as a caregiver or brand new to healthcare, becoming a CNA is easy!

What do CNAs do?

As a CNA, you’ll work directly with the people who need you most. This includes people who may be sick, frail, elderly, vulnerable, and/or disabled. You’ll help them meet their daily needs such as bathing and eating – but you’ll also be there for them emotionally. In fact, it’s usually those meaningful emotional connections that attract and keep caring individuals like you in your career as a CNA.

How do you become a CNA in North Carolina?

To become a CNA in North Carolina, you must complete all three of the following steps:

Once you become CNA, you’ll need to renew your certification every 2 years. To qualify for renewal, you must work a minimum of 8 hours, for pay, performing nursing or nursing-related tasks supervised by a Registered Nurse in each 2-year period.

Where can you get CNA training?

If you have plenty of time and don’t mind battling college students for parking, a community college training program may be for you. The CNA training at community colleges can take up to 8 weeks to as they require the most training hours in the industry. Additionally, community colleges do not offer guaranteed job placement upon completion of the program.

On the other hand, smaller, private schools, like SembraSchool offer flexibility and a more comfortable environment. You won’t need a parking pass to attend classes. Smaller classes give you a more personalized, one-on-one experience. At SembraSchool, you can complete a training program in as little as 3 weeks, and you will be paired with an employer before you begin so you have a guaranteed job after completing the program.

What do our students have to say?

“I just completed the six-week night course at SembraSchool. The home care agency they matched me with helped me pay for the program and allowed me to work as a caregiver during the day while I went to school in the evenings.” – R. Hutchins, CNA

“I always knew I wanted to be a CNA, but I just wasn’t sure I could do it. I struggled in high school with reading and test-taking. But the instructor at SembraSchool worked one-on-one with me and even read the test questions out loud to me on test day so I could fully understand. I’m so proud of what I’ve accomplished. I couldn’t have done it without SembraSchool.” – P. Johnson, CNA

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