CNATraininghelp.com is a website dedicated to helping people learn all they need to know about becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant as well as ways to improve the care and guidance you can provide to patients and doctors while working.

It is my aim to provide as much help as possible to future Nurses as they are the ones that run our healthcare system. Anyone with a specific question can use the comment section after each blog post to send it to me and I will do my best to answer them swiftly.

Sandra Stevens – Editor

Expert Contributing Authors

Denise Warren BSN

Denise started her career in 1996 as a CNA. After obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, she continued in her career as a registered nurse in the Oncology department of a hospital.

Denise then promoted to a medical/surgical educator, where she wrote and developed continuing education literature for nurses. As a nurse educator, she also lectured and instructed nurses on a variety of disease management topics, patient care, and annual RN, LPN and CNA competencies.

Nicolle Wagner RN, BSN, RAC-CT, C-NE

I recently took the position of Director of Nursing at Mohawk Valley Health Care Center.    I began my nursing career in 1996 as a certified nursing assistant at a small nursing home in Palatine Bridge.  I felt such a passion for learning and a strong desire to provide skilled care for the residents I had grown to love, that I decided to continue my education.  I received my LPN diploma from HFM BOCES in 2000, my RN license after completing my associate’s degree at FMCC in 2005, and my bachelor’s degree in nursing from NAU in 2009.  I have been a member of AANAC since 2008 and received my Nurse Executive certificate from them in 2009.

Heather Martens CNA

Heather has been working as a CNA for over five years, she is currently a full time nursing student and plans to graduate as a Registered Nurse in the year 2012.


10 Responses to About

  1. MArshal Sipp August 23, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Hi, I’m looking to get started as a CNA, but I’m just out of high school. I graduated in 2010. I cnat seem to find any help with trying to getany help or anything. I have applide for loans and grants. What do I do?

    • Admin August 31, 2010 at 10:55 pm #

      Hi Marshal,
      Have you considered approaching a nursing facility with regard to free CNA training. Many of them will train you for free if you’re willing to commit to working for them.

  2. Paige February 9, 2011 at 1:14 am #


    Is there someone I can contact in regards to going right to taking the certification exam if I am in my junior year of nursing school?


    • Admin February 18, 2011 at 10:59 am #

      Hi Paige, Unfortunately you must take a certified nursing assistant class to be eligible for the CNA certification exam.

  3. Melanie January 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    I just called the cna registry and they I am not certified, I have not gotten anything for being recertified in the mail from Minnesota and did not realize I was not certified but I have been working non stop for 20 years what do I do?

  4. andy December 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

    Everyone, if you are looking for a grant-FREE MONEY-just do an internet search for Workforce Investment Act for your State. It is a grant-where in Georgia, they will pay for you to take a cna class that accepts the WIA grant. For me, it was 5500$ for the first year, then 2500$ for my second year. since my class was only 800$, that’s all they would give me. This is a free grant and you don’t ever pay it back. good luck!

    • Admin December 16, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

      Thank You Andy 🙂

  5. Rubina September 5, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Hai,I wants to be RN and I don’t have ged so I would like to know where should start from

  6. Selima Carson January 9, 2014 at 7:24 pm #

    my name Selima Carson, I attended school for CNA, Medical Assistant, and Pharmacy technician. I am currenty in the process of getting my certification for both. I am no longer certified as Nursing assistant. I was wondering which area would be better for me to go into considering I have to pay to continue my education to become a nurse.

  7. maria penaloza October 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    I have 23 years of experience with a CNA license in the state of Florida and I was wondering how may obtain a CNA license either in Washington D.C. or the state of Virginia.


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