I get asked all the time if I know how folks can find free cna training or free cna classes in their area. This is a great topic because a lot of people are confused when it comes to this concept. First off nothing in this world is necessarily free. Every school that offers CNA training classes is going to want to get paid for the cost of teaching you to be A CNA. It can be quite expensive to train a group of certified nursing assistant students. There are costs such as CNA instructors, CPR training, Materials such as books, stethoscope, scrubs and clinical training costs. So there is really no way the school is going to be able to afford to give you the proper training for free. However their are ways that you can get the schooling paid for by certain government agencies.
I have had multiple students who were financially unable to attend CNA Training. How we were able to, in essence get them Free CNA Training, was by contacting local government agencies.
Unemployment is one of the most sure fire ways to get your education funded. If you are unemployed the United States is interested in getting you back in the job market. They offer educational funding, and they will pay you unemployment while you attend the cna classes. I have seen countless students get their entire cna training program for free, and they were paid unemployment while doing it .
Another option is receiving financial aid from the government. There are many accredited educational centers in every state that are government funded programs. The vast majority of community colleges in the United States offer CNA training classes, and all community colleges have cna certification financial aid programs through the federal government. If you make less than $25,000 dollars a year, if you have children, or if your a veteran, you have a very good chance of having your entire CNA education paid for and they often times will even give you a grant to help you through the semester.
The last way to get funded for your CNA training is by calling local healthcare facilities such as hospitals, elderly care facilities, and
even the CNA Training programs and inquiring if anyone knows of local funding or internships that will sponsor a CNA student. This can be much more difficult then the latter two options, but it can be done and it never hurts to try.
Even if you cannot get the cna classes paid in full you may be able to at least get help. If you still aren’t able to find funding then you may have to pay for the schooling yourself. The programs are sometimes a little bit expensive, but you will
be leaving with a career skill set that you will always have. Certified Nursing Assistant’s for the most part have no problem finding jobs, there is a lot of stability in this line of work and it can be yours!