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:
Nursing assistant training is offered in many high schools that provide career training programs. If you are attending a public school, you can train to become a certified nursing assistant for free in this way. You will be ready to start your new career once you graduate high school.
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.
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 (added October 2011)
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 (added June 2012)
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 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