Working as a certified nursing assistant is considered an entry-level healthcare position. You have the opportunity to make between $10 and $15 per hours working as a CNA in the state of Massachusetts. To become a CNA, you will need to take a training course and pass the subsequent certification examination. There are many options for free cna training in the state of Massachusetts. We’ve listed them below:
If you are between the ages of 17 and 21 and are low income, you might qualify to receive free cna training from the Workforce and Continuing Education Department. You will need to have completed high school to receive the grant for CNA training. This program can even help you to pay for your uniforms and related expenses. In some cases, you can even receive assistance to pay for childcare if you are a parent.
Call nursing care facilities in your local area. Certified nursing assistants are in high demand in just about any type of nursing care facility. These facilities will often pay for you to receive your nursing assistant training if you will work for the employer for an agreed upon amount of time. If you already received your cna training and are hired by Medicare or Medicaid certified nursing care providers, you can receive reimbursement for your tuition and related expenses.
You can look for free training options in the state of Massachusetts. If you are unemployed or have a very low income, it is often possible to receive grants and financial assistants to train for a new career (including a career in nursing).
Direct Free Training Opportunities
You can now get trained at St Patricks Manor,
If you are selected for it you might need to agree to certain terms and conditions. Most nursing homes and hospitals expect you to work for them after training. After all, they train you for free and don;t expect you to leave after getting your certification.You can find their latest free class listings by clicking here If by any chance you don’t find a listing for free training, keep checking regularly since they hold it at least 4 times a year.
Cape Cod Healthcare Trainee (HHA)
You will be trained to become a HHA which is similar to a CNA but the training period is 75 hours only(CNA is almost always over 150 hours). Since this is a trainee position you will be employed immediately upon completion. More details available at: http://goo.gl/M0LSG
The training will begin in April this year so you have ample time to apply.
Always Here Home Care (Caregiver)
40 Warren Street, Boston, MA 02129, Phone: +1 617-933-8884
Another opportunity to get your foot in the door to a career as a CNA. This is an HHA position where the employer is willing to hire people based purely on home direct care experience (such as caring for a family member). The work is purely non medical but will give you a feel for what a career as a CNA is like. We feel this is a great opportunity from an amazing company! Call the number above to inquire about the position and get started. We wish you the best!
Nursing Related Scholarships in Massachusetts
American Legion Massachusetts Auxiliary Scholarship
The American Legion Massachusetts Auxiliary Scholarship is available for Massachusetts residents ages 16-22. The scholarship is typically used for two year courses such as licensed practical nursing. While this isn’t for CNA’s we have included it here since its still beneficial for those wanting a career in nursing.
Lost Coin Women’s Fund, Inc.
Having provided over $400k to deserving women, this scholarship is a great way to pay for your training at an eligible training program. Their offices are located in Milton. The maximum you can get is $1,000 which is perfect for most CNA courses. You will have to check with them to see if you qualify and if they will pay the tuition for your program.
Institutions That Can be Of Assistance
Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608-1817
550 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Nursing homes that might offer free CNA Training classes in Massachusetts
Note: These nursing homes DO NOT Provide CNA training directly. The homes listed below do not provide free training. if they have a vacancy then you can give them a call to see if they’d be willing to hire trainees.
Colony House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
277 Washington Street
Abington MA 2351
Country Estates Of Agawam
1200 Suffield Street
Agawam MA 1001
Maplewood Care And Rehabilitation Center
6 Morrill Place
Amesbury MA 1913
Wingate At Andover Rehab & Skilled Nursing Res
80 Andover Street
Andover MA 1810
Golden Living Center – Garden Place
193-195 Pleasant Street
Attleboro MA 2703
Alliance Healthcare Center At Braintree
175 Grove Street
Braintree MA 2184
Braintree Manor Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
1102 Washington Street
Braintree MA 2184
Seashore Point And Wellness Rehabilitation
100 Alden Street
Provincetown MA 2657
305 Walpole Street
Norwood MA 2062
Beaumont Rehab & Skilled Nursing Ctr – Northboro
238 West Main Street
Northborough MA 1532
Q: Hi, I am a single 30 year old mother of three. I’ve been a caregiver to my mom for over six years. During her treatment, I was offered a job by her doctor based entirely on my experience. I couldn’t take it up because I don’t have the means to get a CNA license. I’m on low income so I can’t at all afford to pay for training at any of the training centers. All I know is I would love to have a career in nursing since I greatly have the passion for this job. How can you help me?
A: There are a number of options you can consider and you’ll find many of them at the top of this page. The easiest way in our opinion is to contact the workforce office. Due to your situation you will have some sort of state benefits coming to you which means you will be meeting with the workforce office in your area that administers these benefits. If you speak to them about retraining and mention your choice of career, they’ll be more than happy to sanction a federal grant to pay for the training. Its part of the Workforce Investment Act.