Many opportunities exist to train as a certified nursing assistant in Wyoming. In order to be able to sit for the certification exam, you need to take a course that has been approved by the state. Some programs will be offered at colleges and others will be offered in health care facilities. There are often opportunities to receive financial assistance. We have compiled them below:
Healthcare employers often pay for an individual to receive their nursing assistant certification. They might hire someone who they feel would make a good fit as a CNA and then pay for their training. The individuals will be told how long they must work for the employer at a minimum to receive the free cna training. In other cases, an employer will offer to pay for CNA training for a current employee who has expressed an interest in changing jobs or careers.
If you do not qualify for an employer to pay for your training directly, you might still receive reimbursement for your tuition. Most Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing facilities must reimburse new hires for their CNA training. This is usually accurate as long as the individual was trained within the past year or less. Sometimes a facility might be able to reimburse only a portion of the training tuition if an individual has held their certification for 6 months or more before receiving a job offer.
It is not uncommon to find community based programs to help you pay for training. You can sometimes receive free cna training by winning scholarships or being awarded grants for your training. This is certainly something to consider if you are motivated to start a new career but have no way to access the funds to pay for your training.
Free Training from SunBridge Healthcare
They are offering free classes in Saratoga starting in February 2012. You must possess a high school diploma and a willingness to work with and improve the life of others if you want to be eligible for the program. You will also be required to pass a background/drug screening check before you start classes. The last day for enrollment is February 10th. To enroll, please call Sharon Smith on 307-326-8212 (no later than 10/2/2012)
Nursing homes in Wyoming that could be offering CNA training for free
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.
Bonnie Bluejacket Nursing Home – 388 South Us Hwy 20 Basin, Wyoming 82410
Canyon Hills Manor – 1210 Canyon Hills Road Thermopolis, Wyoming 82443
Castle Rock Convalescent Ctr – 1445 Uinta Green River, Wyoming 82935
Cheyenne Health Care – 2700 E 12th Street Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002
Crook County Medical Services – Box 517 Sundance, Wyoming 82729
Goshen Care Center – 2009 Laramie Street Torrington, Wyoming 82240
Ivinson Memorial Hospital/Exte – 255 N 30th Ave Laramie, Wyoming 82072
Morning Star Care Center – P O Box 859 Fort Washakie, Wyoming 82514
Mountain Towers Healthcare – 3128 Boxelder Drive Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
New Horizons Care Center – 1115 Lane 12 Lovell, Wyoming 82431
Pioneer Manor Nursing Home – 900 W 8th St Gillette, Wyoming 82716
Platte County Memorial Nursing – 201 14th St Wheatland, Wyoming 82201
Poplar Living Center – 4305 S Poplar St Casper, Wyoming 82601
Sheridan Manor – 1851 Big Horn Ave Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
South Central Wy Healthcare & – 542 16th Street Rawlins, Wyoming 82301
South Lincoln Nursing Center – “Box 390, 711 Onyx” Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101
St John’s Nursing Home – 625 E Broadway Jackson, Wyoming 83001
Star Valley Care Center – 110 Hospital Ln Afton, Wyoming 83110
Westview Health Care Center – 1990 West Loucks Street Sheridan, Wyoming 82801
Westward Heights Care Center – 150 Caring Way Lander, Wyoming 82520
Wind River Healthcare & Rehabi – 1002 Forest Drive Riverton, Wyoming 82501
Wmc Transitional Care Unit – 1233 E 23rd Street Casper, Wyoming 82601
Worland Healthcare & Rehabilitation – 1901 Howell Avenue Worland, Wyoming 82401