Free CNA Training in West Virginia

You can easily start a career in the healthcare industry by spending a few weeks training to become a CNA.  As a CNA, you will provide some basic care for patients in a healthcare setting.  This can include assisting patients with activities of daily living, monitoring vital signs and providing other basic (primarily non-medical care). Here are ways to get free training in West Virginia:

If you are already working for a healthcare provider, but in a non-medical position, you might consider training to become a nursing assistant.  You should talk to your employer about your new career goals.  If you are a hard-working and motivated employee, it is possible that your employer will agree to cover the cost of your training as long as you continue to work for that employer once you are certified.  This is one easy way to receive free cna training.

You can search for cna training programs at local nursing care facilities and through other healthcare providers.  It is often possible to be hired to work for the facility as a nursing assistant and to have this training provided with you.  You will likely need to work for that employer for a specified amount of time before taking a job somewhere else if your training is provided at no cost to you.

Contact the local job placement agencies and assistance offices if you are unemployed or low-income and looking to have a new career.  There are often programs available to help you receive some type of training.  You might be able to opt to receiving free cna training.

You must train for at least 120 hours in order to qualify for certification in West Virginia.  If a training program does not cover that many hours, it will not make you eligible for nursing assistant certification.

Trainee Position at SHARPE HOSPITAL, WESTON. (Aug 2012)
There is a position open for a health service trainee. This position includes training to become a CNA. While the listing from the state of WV mentions that preference is given to those already undergoing training or already certified it doesn’t harm you to apply because the benefits are immense when working at a hospital. More details available at (copy the url and paste it into your browser)

Free Training at Genesis Healthcare
They have a position for a Patient Care Assistant and they’re willing to provide training if you’re the right person. You can getmore details by clicking here.  The opening is in the city of Daniels and requires you to have a CPR certificate as well as proficiency in the English language. A high school diploma is not a must but will give you an edge.

Nursing homes in West Virginia where you might get free CNA training

Note: These nursing homes DO NOT Provide CNA training directly. This is a list of some of the better nursing homes in WV. Your best bet is to contact those with vacancies and see if they might consider hiring you as a trainee. Do not call directly looking for training. Look for those with a current vacancy first. 

Braxton Health Care Center – 200 Days Drive   Sutton, West Virginia 26601

Brightwood Center – 840 Lee Road   Follansbee, West Virginia 26037

Broaddus Hospital – Mansfield Hill   Philippi, West Virginia 26416

Cabell Huntington Hospital Tcu – 1340 Hal Greer Boulevard   Huntington, West Virginia 25701

Camden Clark Memorial Hos – 800 Garfield Avenue   Parkersburg, West Virginia 26102

Dawn View Center – P. O. Box 686   Fort Ashby, West Virginia 26719

E.A. Hawse Continuous Care Ctr – P.O Box 70   Baker, West Virginia 26801

Eagle Pointe – 1600 27th Street   Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101

Eldercare Of West Virginia – 107 Miller Drive   Ripley, West Virginia 25271

Elkins Regional Conv. Ctr. – 1175 Beverly Pike   Elkins, West Virginia 26241

Fayette Continuous Care Center – 100 Hresan Boulevard   Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840

Logan Center – Rt. 10 3 Mile Curve   Logan, West Virginia 25601

Logan Park Care Center – 1000 West Park Avenue   Logan, West Virginia 25601

Maples Nursing Home – 1600 Bland Street   Bluefield, West Virginia 24701

Mariner Health Care Of Huntington – 1720 17th Street   Huntington, West Virginia 25701

Marion Health Care Hospital – 401 Guffey Street   Logan, West Virginia 25601

Marmet Health Care Center – #1 Sutphin Drive   Marmet, West Virginia 25315

Roane General Hosp. D/P – 200 Hospital Drive   Spencer, West Virginia 25276

Rosewood Center – Glenmark-Genesis   Grafton, West Virginia 26354

Shenandoah Health Vill. Center – 219 Prospect Avenue   Charles Town, West Virginia 25414

Sistersville Center – Genesis/Glenmark   Sistersville, West Virginia 26175

Springfield Center – Route 1 Box 101-A   Lindside, West Virginia 24951

St. Barbara’s Nurs. Home – “Maple Ter, Lady Ln”   Fairmont, West Virginia 26555

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3 Responses to Free CNA Training in West Virginia

  1. jessica September 21, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    i live in hampshire county wv and i would like to find a place where i can find free or extreme cheap….CNA classes and i would like to find on local am willing to locate to winchester somewhere i jus rele need to find a place asap b4 i graduate, i am 17 almost 18 and i am a dedicated worker thriving to be a cna right now and i am working to go to college within the next year and go 2 years at pot. state and get my coure classes done, then i will be tranferring to WVU and finishing about 4 years there to get my doctorate i might go for my masters and i am wantin to work in pediatrics and the ICU and ER all those areas i loce the fast pase work i love communicating with ppl and i love helpin others

    so if anyone knows where i can find a place local to me that i free for CNA classes please email me @ thanks….

  2. Sheila Satow October 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

    I have been trying for over a year now to get enrolled in a cna class. I have applied online at the Genesis group but have never gotten a response and i have recently tried to apply online with camden clark hospital but the website took me to their job openings only . i am very much so determined to get in the cna program . i have worked in a rest home for a while as a beautician , but i want more out of a career than just minimum wage, and i want desperately to do what i love most which is working with the elderly ! Any response would greatly be appreciated ! Thank you ! Sheila Satow

  3. Rebecca Cobb May 5, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    I worked as certified nurse aid in Oklahoma for about twenty -seven years and when it was time to renew my license the state would not allow me to renew them due to back taxes that my husband owed. So, I payed the taxes now I just owe interest, but I now live in Salem, Wv and now they are expired so I have to go thru training again. I have worked home-health and long term care throughout my years. If anyone can give me guidance on where to get training and testing done this summer would be much appreciated.

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