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 cna 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 free CNA training classes in Massachusetts 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.
Contact them using this link: http://www.stpatricksmanor.org/interior/careers/employmentop.htm
Cape Cod Healthcare Trainee (January 2013)
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.
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 award may be used for vocational/technical school, two-year or four-year college. There are a total of 11 awards given. One award is for the amount of $750 and 10 are for the amount of $200. Make sure and submit the application and requested documents by March 1st.
North Shore Community College (NSCC) – Believe in Lynn Scholarship
North Shore Community College is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from Lynn Classical High School, Lynn English High School, Lynn Vocational Technical Institute or one of the Lynn Alternative High School programs. The scholarships are for $1500 per academic year. In order to qualify, the applicant must be have applied for admission to NSCC and be enrolled in the fall. Submit all requested documents and completed application by the specified deadline date.
Lost Coin Women’s Fund, Inc.
The Lost Coin Women’s Fund, Inc was established to help women living in Massachusetts improve their quality of life by providing grants to assist in undergraduate studies or vocational training programs. In order to qualify, the applicant must:
- Show financial need
- Submit the application and all requested documents
The awarded amount is up to $1000 and payment is made directly to the school.
Institutions That Can be Of Assistance
Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608-1817
Easter Seals provides services to ensure that individuals with disabilities can have excellent employment opportunities. The men and women they serve can receive help identifying good employment matches. The Easter Seals provide an all encompassing employment support service option.
550 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Project Hope is an organization with a mission of helping families to rise above poverty. One of the ways they achieve this is by offering training programs. Most programs are only 8 to 12 weeks. They can prepare individuals for entry level careers in healthcare (such as CNA training). There are also customer service and support related training opportunities. Adults accepted to the program will not need to pay on their own for any portion of their training.
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720
Individuals who are told they qualify to receive training for a new career through Workforce Investment Programs, can consider the personal care assistant course (similar to CNA) at Bristol Community College. The college is able to offer this program in partnership with the state’s Workforce Board. The program is offered to students who are receiving such benefits at no cost to the student.
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
Jeanne Jugan Residence
186 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 2143
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