Free CNA Training in Delaware

You might consider attending a state approved CNA training course and taking the certification exam that follows if you want an entry-level position in the nursing field without becoming a nurse.  CNAs in Delaware can easily earn $30,000 or more per year.  You can receive your training within a few short weeks and for just a few hundred dollars.  We’ve compiled a few free training opportunities for you below:

If you are looking for potential options available to you that might make it possible to receive free cna training, you could contact the Department of Health and Social Services in Delaware.  The Long Term Care Residents Protection division of this department is in charge of approving nursing assistant training programs.  Therefore, they might be able to help you find affordable or free training options.

Many nursing care facilities throughout the state of Delaware will offer you free cna training in exchange for your employment at their facility as a certified nursing assistant.  You will agree to work for the employer for a minimum amount of time (as agreed upon) in order to receive your training.  Contact continuing care communities and other nursing facilities in your area for more options.  It should not take you long to locate a facility offering training.

Direct Free Training Opportunities

Job Corps Delaware
They have only one center in this state and are located along 9 Vandever Avenue Wilmington, DE 19802. You can receive no cost training through them provided you are between 16-24 years of age. To find out more please read our article on the Job Corps by clicking Here Or you can call them directly on the following numbers:
Tel: (302) 575-1710
Fax: (302) 575-1713

CDM Institute Tuition Assistance
CDM is a quality healthcare training provider in Delaware. They have really good ties with a lot of government agencies such as the WIB, Trade Act and Veterans Affairs. If you’ve been on unemployment or are part of a military benefits program this institute will not only train you but will help you get your CNA program tuition fees paid for by the government as part of a retraining assistance program. Since nurse assisting is a vocational career that almost always guarantees a good job and a stable income the state favors paying the tuition for its training. The CDM campus in Delaware is located in Wilmington. You can contact them on the following numbers:
Phone: 800-709-7244, 877-888-1554

West End Neighborhood House
West End Neighborhood House opened in 1883 in Wilmington, an ethnically, economically and culturally diverse community, in the city’s historic ‘Little Italy’ district.  Since that time, this nonprofit organization has continued to lead the way in providing assistance to citizens in need.  For those who are over the age of 16, free vocational training is available for eligible applicants.  Job placement assistance is provided for those who participate as well.  Internship positions may be available for certain employment sectors. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, those who want to gain a higher level of employability can attend Job Preparedness Workshops.  These workshops start at 12:30pm and last approximately two hours.  Workshops run in six-week cycles. Their address and contact info is as follows:
Address:  710 N. Lincoln St.  Wilmington, DE 19805
Phone: 302-658-4171

Delaware Skills Center
1300 Clifford Brown Walk, Wilmington, DE 19801, Phone:+1 302-654-5392
This is a training enter that provides training at a very minimal cost. They have a very rigorous application process so you can be sure that you will only get the free training if you truly qualify and can’t pay for it. The CNA program lasts for almost 250 hours which is a long longer than in other states. The clinical portion is also significantly long and done at a local nursing facility for maximum exposure to a real working environment. To get started you need to attend a recruitment meeting to find out how the whole process works. You will need to have a GED and be willing to take a drug and background check.

Nursing Related Scholarships in Delawarecnanotes2

State of Delaware Nursing Incentive Program

This is an incentive program that was started to get people to work in state hospitals after they graduate. While working for the state may not be as lucrative as private institutions, any grant you get from this program forces you to work for one for at least a year after graduating. Unfortunately, this program only provides tuition assistance for LPN’s and not CNA’s. We still thought it would be useful.

Delaware Community Foundation – Jill Biden Scholarship

This is a general scholarship that is available to anyone who has completed high school in Delaware. We’re not totally sure, but they cover scholarships for any health career which should include nurse aide training. To qualify you need to fill out an essay.


Nursing homes in Delaware that might offer Free CNA Training

Note: These nursing homes DO NOT Provide CNA training directly. It is however common for nursing homes to employ you and then pay for your training at another facility.

Capitol Healthcare Services – 1225 Walker Road   Dover, Delaware 19901
Phone: (302) 734-1199

Carvel Bldg/De Psychiatric Ctr – 1901 N. Dupont Highway   New Castle, Delaware 19720
Phone: (302) 577-4000

Chancellor Care Center – 101 E. Delaware Avenue   Delmar, Delaware 19940
Phone: (302) 846-3077

Churchman Village – 4949 Ogletown-Stanton Road   Newark, Delaware 19713
Phone: (302) 998-6900

Cokesbury Village – 726 Loveville Road   Hockessin, Delaware 19707
Phone: (302) 235-6000

Foulk Manor North – 1212 Foulk Road   Wilmington, Delaware 19803
Phone: (866) 921-8943

Foulk Manor South – 407 Foulk Road   Wilmington, Delaware 19803
Phone: (302) 655-6249

Gilpin Hall – 1101 Gilpin Avenue   Wilmington, Delaware 19806
Phone: (302) 654-4486

Governor Bacon Health Center – P.O. Box 559   Delaware City, Delaware 19706
Phone: (302) 836-2550

Green Valley Pavilion – 3034 S. Dupont Highway   Smyrna, Delaware 19977
Phone: (302) 653-5085

Ingleside Care Center – 6525 Lancaster Pike   Hockessin, Delaware 19707
Phone: (302) 998-0181

Jeanne Jugan Residence – 185 Salem Church Road   Newark, Delaware 19713
Phone: (302) 368-5886

Kentmere – 1900 Lovering Avenue   Wilmington, Delaware 19806
Phone: (302) 652-3311

Lewes Convalescent Center – 440 Market Street   Lewes, Delaware 19958
Phone: (302) 645-6606

Lifecare At Lofland Park – 715 E. King Street   Seaford, Delaware 19973
Phone: (302) 628-3000

Silver Lake Center – 1080 Silver Lake Blvd   Dover, Delaware 19904
Phone: (302) 734-5990

St. Francis Care/Brackenville – 100 St. Claire Drive   Hockessin, Delaware
19707 Phone: (302) 234-5420

St. Francis Skilled Nursing – 7th & Clayton Streets   Wilmington, Delaware 19805
Phone: (302) 575-8240

Stonegates – 4031 Kennett Pike   Greenville, Delaware 19807
Phone: (302) 658-3798

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3 Responses to Free CNA Training in Delaware

  1. janet zaher October 3, 2011 at 3:01 am #

    thank you very much

  2. babygirl October 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    Hi. I’m looking for cna classes in Delaware. I would love to work in a nursing home one day but I need a certificate first. Can some1 please help I hope to hear soon

  3. Aniea Ross January 8, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Seriously concerned about my future I’ve tried different avenues. My heart truely wants to help and care for people. My financial situation is very hectic at the present time. I’m very interrested in a cna class that is being offered anywhere in Delaware at no cost. I’m submitting this comment only in hopes that just maybe someone could point me In the right direction.

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