As you prepare to enter the fulfilling and challenge-filled world of Certified Nursing Assistants, you may already know there is a shortage of them in the U.S. Are you interested in knowing there are ways for you to get more training for free? It’s true. A great method to get your training without having to pay large tuition bills is through free CNA classes offered by employers and through additional training programs that other agencies offer.
If you are either unemployed or underemployed, a fantastic way to find this free CNA training is to call the Workforce center in your location. If you are able to show the Workforce Center that you are unable to pay for CNA training, but would still benefit from it, the Workforce will many times pay your cost for a majority of the training, or in some cases, the entire bill.
Additionally, there is the ‘Displaced Homemakers’ program. It’s made for single parents, both male and female, who want a better job so they can provide more money for themselves and their children. Once again, you have to show proof you can’t afford the training to become a CNA, and that the classes would help you to earn more money in a skilled career field.
Spots for these paid programs are limited, so apply as soon as you can. If you are accepted into one of these programs, it’s a fantastic way to get trained and move up to a better salaried job as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
These free CNA training classes are given by state, local and federal government agencies. The Office of Adult and Continuing Education is a good place to begin your search, plus, they may also be able to help you find employers and other agencies that will also help you with your tuition needs. Another possible route if you are interested in being a service member is to consider ROTC scholarships that allow you to go into the military at a higher pay grade once you are done with your training. You get your classes paid for and you have a guaranteed job when you graduate.
All in all, there are many programs out there that help you get your CNA training. You can always call the State Nursing Board for additional information or contact local colleges and universities to see if there are any programs that help pay for training.
If you take the time to get your degree through these methods, it will help you earn a bigger paycheck, have more job opportunities, and best of all it will help you to begin the most fulfilling career you will ever have.
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