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CNA Training Programs

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To pass the CNA certification exam you need to select a training program. For that you first need to find the available institutes and programs. These training programs are also available online. There are many institutes that provide a CNA training program. These programs are to gain experience for your career and prepare you for your certification exam. Some of the most common CNA training programs provided are as follow:

  • Medical terminology
  • Patient hygiene
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Patient exercise
  • Preventing infection
  • Ethics
  • Basics
  • Vital sign measurement
  • Making of proper bed
  • Communication skills

 

StatesAverage Cost
Alabama$1200
Alaska$1800
Arizona$1600
Arkansas$1800
California$1900
Colorado$1400
Connecticut$1400
Delaware$3000
Florida$1000
Georgia$1500
Hawaii$1500
Idaho$1650
Illinois$1800
Indiana$1600
Iowa$1500
Kansas$1500
Kentucky$1650
Louisiana$1700
Maine$1200
Maryland$2000
Massachusetts$1200
Michigan$1600
Minnesota$1700
Mississippi$2500
Missouri$1200
Montana$1650
Nebraska$1500
Nevada$1800
New Hampshire$1200
New Jersey$1600
New Mexico$1200
New York City$2500
North Carolina$1400
North Dakota$1700
Ohio$1500
Oregon$1000
Pennsylvania$1400
Rhode Island$1600
South Carolina$8000
South Dakota$1300
Tennessee$1800
Texas$1200
Utah$1400
Vermont$1700
Virginia$2000
Washington$1400
West Virginia$1500
Wisconsin$1500
Wyoming$1900

cna programs

There are also some institutes that provide CNA training programs at no cost. The most famous is the Red Cross organization that provides free training programs for CNA. Another option is to apply for Federal Student Aid (FSA). As there is an increasing demand of CNA, there are vast numbers of free programs available. One option to get free CNA training is through scholarship and grants. You can look through different communities and colleges to apply for scholarship. If they find you eligible then you can receive free CNA training. Those who cannot afford training fees, scholarships are provided by CNA/HHA to eligible students. Schools that offer credit hours also have financial aid grants to apply for. The second option to get free training is through nursing care facilities. Some of the long-term care facilities also provide free training. They might pay your expenses and for your training but in return they ask to work in there care center after the completion of their CNA certification exam. Workforce Investment Act, a government program, is also a way to get free training. This act provides free CNA training on the basis of starting a new and fresh career if you are eligible. WIA tends to build qualified businessmen and these programs last only for few months. Another way to get free CNA training classes is through different job corporations. This program is funded by United States Labor Department that provides free training along with living allowance. But not everyone is eligible as it has an age boundary. You have to be 18- 24 years old to enter. Even if you lie on this scale there are certain disciplines one might not be comfortable with. But if your main focus is on the training and education and not on the environment then this program will serve you best.

After you have completed your courses you can also get a CNA job for up to six months on behalf of the training and continue your training as a professional till you attend your exam for certification. This way your skills will enhance more and you can also take some money home. As an uncertified nurse you can earn up to $5-$8 on hourly basis. But as a certified nursing assistant you can earn from $11-$14 according to your state and experience.