There’s no doubt that today, more than ever, people are struggling to find a good balance between their work life and home life. For students, this adds another factor into the mix; the idea of trying to balance work, regular life, and school. This raises the question—is there anything that can be done to free up time? Well, if you haven’t been living under a rock, you know that now many classes are able to be taken online, including classes in many medical programs.

If you’ve considered becoming a CNA, but are short on time, you might have wondered if you can actually complete your CNA classes online. The answer to that question isn’t as simple as you might think, but it’s not incredibly complicated either. The truth is that you can take a percentage of your CNA training online, in certain situations, but this depends upon a number of factors.

First of all, it depends upon where you live. If you’re someone who lives in a state that doesn’t allow cna classes online, then you’re unfortunately stuck. It’s up to each individual state which classes they allow people to take online, and which classes they don’t. Some states allow students to do their, and others prohibit it. One important thing to note is that no matter which state you live in, you won’t be able to take your entire program online. You might be thinking that this isn’t fair, but unfortunately that’s the way it is, and there’s a pretty good reason behind that. The reason is that you can’t learn all of the medical skills that you need to be a CNA over the internet. Imagine trying to learn how to transport a patient, dress a wound, take blood pressure, or even something as simple as someone’s temperature without having ever done it in person. It seems silly, doesn’t it? Yet that doesn’t prevent people from assuming that something is wrong with the rules when they aren’t allowed to take all of their classes over the internet.

So, hopefully that sheds some light on the idea of taking CNA classes via the internet, and what the basic options are. In another post, I’m going to cover how to locate a reputable school, and some things to look for in a good school, as well as signs that indicate a school isn’t reputable, and you should stay away. Check back soon, because that’s going to provide some great information!