Free CNA training classes are highly popular with most of the people in the US looking for a CNA Training. I have been visiting several forums like this CNA jobs forum looking for an inspiration for my next blog post and I was amazed to see the number of people inquiring about free cna training in their respective states. Initially I thought of answering some of the questions on the forum itself. But then I realized that it will not be possible for me to answer all the questions manually. Hence I thought I will do a blog post about how I would have gone about finding free cna training. Hope at least some of you find this post useful.
The problem with looking for free CNA training online
Most of the methods, that I mention below, require a lot more work than simply asking for the information on an online forum like above. I am sure you shall get a number answers as well. However the problem with this method is that it is just too easy. Hence a lot more people are watching the thread that you have started and as soon as an answer is there, the school is going to have a huge queue of people trying to enroll for the free training.
Free CNA training in your local nursing homes
Last I checked the federal government was offering incentives to health care employers to encourage skills development of their employees. The scheme included the certified nursing assistants as well. Hence many nursing homes allow some people to attend the CNA training classes for free. One of the conditions for the same is that you shall have to work for them for a certain period of time after getting your certification.
So start your search for free cna training by getting a yellow book of your locality. Start calling up all nursing homes and hospitals that are offering CNA training classes and ask them if they have any scheme similar to the above. I am confident you shall get one.
Free CNA training through scholarships
Many schools and military organizations offer free CNA training as a scholarship to the bright students. In case of a school, you are not required to pay the fee. In some other cases you might have to pay the fee initially but it is reimbursed later. Creating a google alert for target terms is a great way to ensure that you get to know whenever there is any such offer.
Ask your employer to sponsor your training to become CNA
If you have been working at some place for sometime, then you may ask your employer if he/she will want to sponsor your training program. You get to improve your skill without leaving the job and they get a better skilled employee for a nominal expense. It is a win win situation for both.
I hope I have been able to help you in finding a free CNA training. If you still have some query, let me know in the comments and I shall try my best to answer them.