You can work in a rewarding career providing basic care services for patients and residents of healthcare facilities. If you work as a CNA, you will assist patients with activities of daily living and help to answer their call bells and monitor vital signs. You must attend a state approved training program and pass the examination for certification before becoming a CNA. We’ve compiled a list of free training options below:
Nursing homes and geriatric care facilities in Mississippi frequently offer free cna training. Not all places offer training but those who do often offer tuition free classes for individuals who will then work for the facility. This is a good way to receive free training if you do not mind working for the facility for several months to a year (in most cases). You can gain the training and experience you need for a continued career as a certified nursing assistant.
Low Cost CNA Classes in Mississippi
The NorthEast Mississippi Community College offers one of the lowest prices CNA courses in the state. The classes cost just $350 and include almost everything necessary. You get your books for free as well as a CPR certification(which is necessary for gaining employment as a CNA). They have centers in Boonville, Corinth and Ripley. You will be required to pay for the state certification exam which costs $101.
If you work in a geriatric care facility or nursing home in some other position in Mississippi, you might be able to receive free cna training. Talk to your employer to let them know that you are interested in changing jobs. Discuss your interest in training to become a certified nursing assistant. If you have been a good worker with a compassionate personality, the employer might be willing to pay for your training for a new career.
Some community colleges and other schools of higher education offer CNA training. You can sometimes apply for financial aid through the college. You can receive free cna training if you are granted enough financial aid to cover costs of your training. It is often possible to apply for scholarships as well to help you cover the cost of training.
There are programs available to help you train for a new career. It is often possible to receive training assistance if you are out of work or have a very low income.
Brandon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC (Added March 2013)
They have a trainee position that’s just opened up. Basically, you get trained while you’re being paid by the company. Upon completion of the training period, you’re supposed to appear for the certification exam. Once you pass you become a full time employee. While being trained, you get paid $7.30 which is pretty good if you ask me. High school qualifications required. Position is in Brandon, MS. More details at: http://goo.gl/VFQA6
Nursing homes in Mississippi that could give you Free CNA training
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. This list is simply a list of the most popular facilities in Mississippi. Those with active vacancies might hire you as trainees.
Brookwood Manor Nursing Center – Mcleod Avenue Leakesville, Mississippi 39451
Bruce Nursing Center Inc – Highway 9 S Box 1280 Bruce, Mississippi 38915
Care Center Of Aberdeen – 505 Jackson St Aberdeen, Mississippi 39730
Care Center Of Clinton – 1251 Pinehaven Road Clinton, Mississippi 39056
Care Center Of Laurel – 935 West Dr Laurel, Mississippi 39440
Care Center Of Louisville – 543 East Main Street Louisville, Mississippi 39339
Carrington Nursing Center – 307 Reed Rd Starkville, Mississippi 39760
Carthage Health Care Center – 1101 East Franklin Street Carthage, Mississippi 39051
Heritage Manor Of Rolling Fork – 431 West Race Street Rolling Fork, Mississippi 39159
Highland Home – 638 Highland Colony Parkway Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Hilltop Manor Inc – 101 Kirkland Street Union, Mississippi 39365
Hinds County Nursing & Rehabilitation – 3454 Albermarle Rd Jackson, Mississippi 39213
Holly Springs Health & Rehab C – 960 Highway 4 East Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635
Landmark Nursing And Rehab Ctr – 100 Lauren Drive Booneville, Mississippi 38829
Landmark Of Desoto – 3068 Nail Road West Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637
Laurelwood Comm Living Center – 1036 West Drive Laurel, Mississippi 39440
Lawrence Co Nursing Center – 700 Jefferson Street Monticello, Mississippi 39654
The Nichols Center – 7521 Old Canton Rd Madison, Mississippi 39110