Training to become a CNA in Indiana requires you to attend a state approved training program. These programs provide you with the knowledge you need to provide basic nursing care and personal care duties. It is not mandatory to have a high school diploma in order to train to work as a certified nursing assistant. See free training options below:
Some career training colleges also offer certified nursing assistant training courses. These courses are typically inexpensive and can prepare you well for your new career. In some cases, the programs through career schools will make you eligible for grants and scholarships offered by the state of Indiana. You might find that you are able to access enough grants and scholarships to cover any costs associated with training.
Of course, nursing assistant training is available at many nursing care facilities as well. You will usually agree to work for a facility for 6 months to a year if they will pay for your training. Many of these nursing care and healthcare providers offer training directly on-site so that you can complete both your classroom and clinical training with ease.
If you are a displaced homemaker (having lost income through a spouses death, a divorce or a spouses disability), you might be able to receive funding to train for a career. You could inquire as to whether or not you could receive help to pay for a state approved CNA training course. Displaced workers, who have been laid off as a result of downsizing or the closing of a business, often qualify for assistance with training for a new career as well.
Direct Training Opportunities
Paid Training at Miller’s Merry Manor
They are currently looking at hiring basic nursing assistants for trainee positions. You will get paid while you are trained and most likely get a job working at their facility upon successful completion of your state exam. Not only is the training free, you’re getting a salary while doing it. They are an excellent place to work and provide good benefits. For more details, contact them on the following address: 259 West Harrison Street Mooresville, IN 46158. Phone: 317-831-6272
Free Training from Golden Living Center
Classes will be available in Elkhart in late January 2012. To apply you must pick up a form by January 20th (9:00am) at any of these locations: GLC – Fountain View 609 W. Tangle Wood Lane Mishawaka, IN 46545 GLC – Countryside 811 E. 12th Street Mishawaka, IN 46544 EOE. You can also call them on 574-293-0364
You must undergo a drug screening as well as a background check before you are eligible for the training. You will be expected to work at the facility upon completion of the training. Please confirm this with the facility to avoid disappointment afterwards.
Low Cost Training
Indiana Health Careers Training offers one of the cheapest training options in Indiana. They have a training center located in Sellersburg which offers CNA training for $450. WHile most other training centers charge upwards of $800 they provide quality training at half the cost. If you’re working and can not attend the week day classes, they have weekend classes as well. There is no GED requirement and you also get a free training DVD when you join. They can be contacted on the following numbers: 812-246-5753 or 1-877-667-4183
Kingston at Dupont
They have a CNA position open at the moment. No experience nor training is completely necessary. they will train you if they feel you have the passion to work as a CNA at their facility. You have to finish your training in the timeframe specified by the state of Indiana to be eligible for employment. More details can be found at http://goo.gl/4OzUk
Nursing Related Scholarships/Grants in Indiana
State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) – The Nursing Scholarship Fund
The Nursing Scholarship Fund was created to attract qualified individuals to pursue a career in nursing. The scholarship amount may be up to $5000 and may only be used towards tuition and fees. In order to qualify, the applicant must:
- Be a U.S. citizen and a Indiana resident
- Be admitted to a certification program full or part-time
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
- Demonstrate financial need
- Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA)
Once the scholarship is awarded, the applicant is obligated to practice as an LPN in Indiana for at least two years.
Indiana Health Care Association (IHCA) – Indiana Health Care Foundation LPN/RN Scholarship Award
The Indiana Health Care Foundation is awarding scholarships to students pursing a career as an LPN or RN in the state of Indiana. Applicants must:
- Be a resident f Indiana
- Be accepted in an accredited LPN or RN program
- Be a minimum of 18 years old and have graduated high school
- Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Must show proof if income at or below $40,000
- Have a passion to work with the elderly and disabled population
Make sure and submit completed application and requested documents by the deadline date in order to be considered for the scholarship.
Ivy Tech Community College – Indiana Center for Nursing Scholarships
Ivy Tech Community College has several campuses throughout Indiana offering the Practical Nursing program. The Indiana Center for Nursing Scholarship may be awarded to any full or part-time student pursing a nursing degree at any of the campuses. The applicant must plan on working as a nurse in central Indiana upon graduation. All applicants will be selected by the nursing program facility. Submit all requested documents by the deadline date, which varies depending on the semester.
Institutions That May be Able To Help
Wabash Centers Employ Abilities
Address: 2000 Greenbush Street Lafayette, IN 47903
Wabash Centers EmployAbilities is a nonprofit organization aimed at supporting community members with disabilities or special needs. Along with a variety of support programs, employment assistance is one of the main focuses at Wabash Centers, as employability is the core of ensuring more self-sufficient lifestyles for disabled citizens. Vocational training will include an individualized employment plan for you, training in interviewing techniques, help filling out job applications and developing a resume, job search assistance that will match your interests, skills and abilities to the right employer and on-the-job training support as needed. Employ Abilities strives to provide each participant with a long term placement that suits both the employee and the employer.
Indy Pendence Job Corps Center
Address: 222 East Ohio Street – Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46204
Supported by the United States Department of Labor, IndyPendence Job Corps Center is a non-residential, vocational training program open to eligible female applicants between the ages of 16 years and 24 years of age for no cost. In addition to educational opportunities and courses on life skills, all students participate in a vocation program designed to help them transition into sustained employment in certain job sectors. Independence and financial stability through employment is what IndyPendence Job Corps offers each of its participants. Vocational training in Business, Finance and Health Occupations is available for qualified applicants. Other benefits of admission to a vocational program include paid wages for time worked, transportation assistance, meals, access to medical, dental and optometrist services and a stipend after graduation to assist in the transition to employment.
Nursing homes in Indiana that could Potentially offer CNA training for free
Note: They do not have free training at present. This list will help you locate ones near your area so that you may contact them IF they have an active vacancy.
Bluffton Regional Medical Cent – 303 S Main St Bluffton, Indiana 46714
Bradner Village Health Care – 505 N Bradner Avenue Marion, Indiana 46952
Brandywine Nursing And Rehabil – 745 N Swope St Greenfield, Indiana 46140
Bremen Health Care Center – 316 Woodies Lane Bremen, Indiana 46506
Briarwood Health And Rehabilit – 3640 N Central Ave Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
Bridgepointe Health Campus – 1900 College Ave Vincennes, Indiana 47591
Davis Gardens Health Center – 1120 East Davis Drive Terre Haute, Indiana 47802
Dearborn County Hospital-Subac – 600 Wilson Creek Rd Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025
Dickey Nursing Home Inc – 1007 North 9th St Elwood, Indiana 46036
Dujarie House – 200 River Ridge Dr Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Dukes Memorial Hospital-Ccc – 275 West 12th Street Peru, Indiana 46970
Dyer Nursing And Rehabilitatio – 601 Sheffield Ave Dyer, Indiana 46311
Life Care Centers Of The Willows – 1000 Elizabeth Drive Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
Lincoln Centers For Rehabilita – 1029 East 5th Street Connersville, Indiana 47331
Lincoln Hills Healthcare And Rehab – 402 19th Street Tell City, Indiana 47586
Lincoln Hills Of New Albany – 326 Country Club Drive New Albany, Indiana 47150
Lincolnshire Health Care Cente – 8380 Virginia St Merrillville, Indiana 46410
Longworth Villa – 9520 State Road 62 West Charlestown, Indiana 47111
Mount Vernon Nursing And Rehab – 1415 Country Club Road Mount Vernon, Indiana 47620
Mulberry Health & Rehab Ctr – 502 W Jackson St Mulberry, Indiana 46058
Muncie Health & Rehabilitation – 4301 N Walnut St Muncie, Indiana 47303
Munster Med-Inn – 7935 Calumet Ave Munster, Indiana 46321