If you are looking for a career in the healthcare industry where you can provide basic care services for you patients, you should consider training as a certified nursing assistant. CNAs help patients with a variety of activities of daily living such as: bathing, dressing, eating and walking. Nursing assistants monitor patient vital signs and report any noticeable changes in a patient’s condition to the appropriate healthcare staff members. We have listed a few exceptional free training opportunities below:
The Kentucky Works Program provides services for individuals who are receiving assistance benefits. You can often access training opportunities through this program. It is not uncommon to be able to receive assistance paying for CNA training. In fact, you might be able to receive enough help to cover the cost of your training in its entirety. Free training will help you start on the path to a better career.
You should contact local nursing care facilities in your community if you are interested in training to become a nursing assistant. Nursing homes and long-term care communities, often have the highest demand for CNAs. It can be difficult for these facilities to keep up with the demand for trained nursing assistants. Therefore, these facilities often offer training for individuals who will come to work for them as a CNA about certification.
There are some nursing facilities that are able to hire individuals to work as non-certified nursing aides or companions while they complete training. If you qualify for such an option, you will be able to earn an income in addition to receiving training. Contact the human resource departments of healthcare facilities in your area for details.
Contact the financial aid department for colleges and other continuing education providers who offer nursing assistant training. It is often possible to receive grants or scholarships for these programs. A financial aid officer can help you determine if a financial package is available to you that will cover the entire cost for training to become a nursing assistant in Kentucky.
The Medical Center Scottsville (Added May 2012)
They are a facility that operate under the Commonwealth Health Corporation. The CHC has a CNA training program which is available at no cost if you qualify for the NA trainee position listed at the above nursing facility. The classes start in August 2012 so now is a great time to apply and see if you qualify. They will take place at Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville. The contact details for the education department listed on their website is 825 E. 4th Ave. Bowling Green, KY 42101 Phone:(270) 796-2566
The requisition number for this trainee job is 142434 (you might have to mention that to them when you call/visit their facility)
Nursing homes that might be offering free CNA Training in Kentucky
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.
Beaver Dam Health Care Manor – 1595 Hwy 231 S. Beaver Dam, Kentucky 42320
Bedford Health Care Center – 50 Shepherd Lane Bedford, Kentucky 40006
Belle Meade Nursing Fa – 521 Green Dr. P.O. Box 565 Greenville, Kentucky 42345
Berea Health Care Center – P. O. Box 40 Berea, Kentucky 40403
Beverly Health & Rehab Frankfort – 117 Old Soldiers Lane Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Bon Harbor Nsg & Rehab Center – 2420 W. 3rd St. Owensboro, Kentucky 42301
Bourbon Heights Nursing Home – 2000 South Main Street Paris, Kentucky 40361
Boyd Nursing & Rehab Center – 12800 Princeland Drive Ashland, Kentucky 41102
Georgetown Health Care Center – 102 Pocahontas Trail Georgetown, Kentucky 40324
Georgetown Manor – 900 Gagel Ave. Louisville, Kentucky 40216
Glenview Health Care Facility – 1002 Glenview Dr. Glasgow, Kentucky 42141
Life Care Center Of Lacenter – 252 W. 5th St. La Center, Kentucky 42056
Life Care Center Of Morehead – Morehead, Kentucky 40351
Loretto Motherhouse Infirmary – 515 Nerinx Rd. Nerinx, Kentucky 40049
Lourdes Hospital – 1530 Lone Oak Road Paducah, Kentucky 42003