Free CNA Training via Nursing Care Facilities

Completing your training as a Certified Nursing Assistant is a great way to start on the rewarding career path that nursing offers.  If you are planning to work in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or skilled nursing facility, you may receive your training for free by agreeing to work at a particular facility once you have received your certification.

The demand for Certified Nursing Assistants continues to grow, and as a result of the shortage of CNAs, some facilities are now offering paid or free training.  If you would like to become a Certified Nursing Assistant but don’t have the money to pay for training, this can be an ideal situation for you.  The program offers benefits for both the employee and the employer.  For employees, it means that training can be completed without worrying about student loans or paying for tuition.  For employers, they are able to guarantee that an employee will work for them for a given period of time.  Whether you are currently looking for a job or just want to change careers, receiving your training through a nursing facility can be a very good option.

Example of Nursing homes that give paid training/free on the job training:

Elderwood Senior Care in New york
In Home Supportive care Services in California
St Patricks Manor in Massachusetts

These are just a few. In a lot of cases as mentioned above, nursing homes with active vacancies will hire nursing assistant trainees.

Whats The Catch?

When a nursing home agrees to pay for your training, you must usually sign an agreement stating that you will work for them for a period of time after graduation.  In most cases, if you drop out of the program or do not successfully complete the state mandated certification exam you will be required to reimburse the nursing home for the cost of the training.  For most people who are truly interested in a career in nursing, completing the program and passing the exam is fairly easy.  Knowing that you have a job waiting as soon as you graduate can take a lot of the stress out of learning your new profession.  If you are working with an employer that has agreed to pay for your education, they will likely be the sort of employer that will provide other training opportunities that will help you learn new skills, take over new responsibilities, and earn more money.

How Will You Be Trained?

When you find a nursing home that will pay for your training, they will most likely select a local community college or training agency to provide the classes.  You will want to check out the program thoroughly before you sign an agreement to take the classes.  You can do this by requesting a tour of the campus where classes will be given, talking to others who have completed the program, and reading about the program online.  Once you are satisfied with the training you will receive, you will be required to sign documents at your future employer which outline your responsibilities and the terms of the offer including the length of post-graduation employment.

As you learn the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to nursing home patients, you will be starting a career that has many possibilities.  If you are interested in continuing your education beyond becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant, there are programs which can help you pay for further training.  You will learn other skills such as how to draw blood and check vital signs that will help you in any area of nursing.  You will also complete a clinical program that will give you hands on experience that you will use to provide care at your new employer.  Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant is a valuable career choice, and receiving your training through an employer is a smart way to start.

Other Helpful Resources: Free classes in Texas and Free Nurse Aide training in Minnesota

47 Responses to Free CNA Training via Nursing Care Facilities

  1. Lovely January 13, 2012 at 12:33 am #

    I am in search of an employer that could help me get my CNA and work for them after I graduate. but at the same time I would be interested in continuing my education beyond becoming a certified nusing assistant. and I would be hoping to get some scholarship to help me to go beyond certified nursing assistant. contact me via my e-mail address above. thank you

  2. meghan batten January 22, 2012 at 1:08 am #

    I wanted to know if there was any nursing homes that will pay for my school to be a cna if I promise to work for them after. I live in Sacramento/ elk grove. CA! I wanna start around the 1st of March.

  3. Kathy Roberts January 30, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Looking for information on free CNA Courses in Maryland

    • Olga Blanco January 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

      Yes please!

    • akiera blagmond February 17, 2012 at 1:36 am #

      I was wondering what nursing homes in Maryland pay for your training to become a certified nurse assistant.

    • Juanita Treviño September 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

      I have a Cna certificate but its expired I live in Baltimore , Maryland and dont know what to do to renew it . my Cna certificate is from Indiana can somebody plz help

    • Youssouph November 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

      I am a student and looking for a job. I want to take cna courses if you know of any in the washington dc or maryland area it would really be appreciated.

  4. shanese green February 22, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    im trying to find out info for the free cna classes how long is it and when its starts? and what times it start and end where can go to i can i go only and do it off a cell phone

  5. liz February 24, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    looking for free cna classes in a facility in Amsterdam ny

  6. Lucienne Louissaint March 4, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    My name is Lucienne Louissaint. I live in Cobb County, GA, I am seeking for a free CNA training program because I’ve been out of work for a while and I don’t have means to pay for the training. So, I am asking you please to help me fing any facilities meaning hospitals, nursing home or any other facilities which offer this program free so I can register or enroll for the next class. I do have experience in the field for some years now, but I don’t have the certification required to get job. Thank you in advance for helping!



  7. Regina Hughes March 7, 2012 at 12:46 am #

    I was wondering what nursing facility in Memphis, TN will pay for me to become a CNA
    and if you have information on that please email it to me.

    Thank you for your help

  8. Sharon March 19, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    To Whom It May Concern, I am a single paret, and I have for such a long time had the desire to help those that are less fortunate than myself. I feel this is a calling God has placed upon my life. My compassion reaches out to those hurting and have disabilities that they nor there family members cant meet. Its my heart to reach this goal in my life, not just for myself and children, but for those who need love and care they cant reach for themselves. Please let me know of any positions available in your area. Fayetteville NC, or surrounding areas. Thank you, Sharon

  9. Alex May 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Hi. Just looking for free hha training in newark, NJ, or surrounding areas. I have always had prous in helping those who cannot help themselves. I am enrolled in nursing courses now, but at the same time trying to get a hha training in order to support myself while attending college. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Alex.

  10. yesenia mitchell May 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

    I need information on any business offering this type of program in the Cartersville,GA area?

  11. nikki June 11, 2012 at 7:47 am #

    hello i live in atlanta ga. i had work for blockbuster for close to 15 years and held other partime jobs @ the same time. i am currently unemployed i have been in csr for a very long time. i love making people happy and enjoyed workin with public. i would like to become a cna but dont have the funds at this time. i know that is my callin helping others it brings me alot of joy. if there are any nursing home that you know of that willing to give free traning please please let me know

  12. Dee Dee June 23, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    Hello, I would like to know what nursing facility in Bethlehem pa, or surrounding area will pay for my CNA training. I would like to become a CNA, However I just don’t have the money to pay for my training. I enjoy working with people and have experience working with disable people. I have work with direct care for several years. Yes I now want to further my Education as a Cna. I would be very thanksful for any information you have to give me.

    Thank You,

  13. Aurisely Marie July 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    Hi, I would like to know if there still giving free CNA training/job in Allentown, PA at Cedarbrook Nursing Home in Allentown. Please let me know because I am interested in CNA.

    Thank You

  14. alexis saunders July 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    I was wondering what nursing homes in Maryland pay for your training to become a certified nurse assistant,if you have any information regarding this…please let me know THANK YOU

  15. adriana espinoza July 28, 2012 at 2:38 am #

    I was wondering if there were any free classes / trainings in the Gettysburg pa area , or what assistance I can get for being a single mom,

  16. Raymun Patrick August 30, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Hello. Im looking to get into the field of nursing I would love to have the opportunity to learn an work under someone thats willing to help me further my career in nursing. I live in Memphis,Tn. Willing and able to start 1st of Sept. And Also open for relocation.

  17. Gabriell McNair September 1, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    I am interested in taking some kind of course that provide these benefits to me in hampton, virgnia or near by.

  18. Katrina September 18, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Im looking for a CNA training that is free through a nursing home or assisted living facility in Hampton Roads area. Please let me know if there is one.

  19. Dorothy Mccain October 16, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Are there facilities in Washington Pa?

  20. felicia October 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    Am a cna with expired certification in memphis looking for free classes to get certification renewed please email me with information please!!!!??

  21. mame comnos November 4, 2012 at 1:37 am #

    I’m looking for a CNA training that is free throught a nursing home or assured living facility in Philadelphia. Area please let me know if there. Is one.

  22. josephine anderson November 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

    Im looking for a employer that can help me get my cna certificate so that I may be able to move on to get my rn. Taking care of people is my passion. Getting my certificate would be a great place to start.

  23. Crystal Lenz November 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Hello, I am looking for CNA trainining that is free due fincial circumstances. I have alot passion, love helping people, and love knowing im making a diffrence to help others. I live in Newton, Iowa depending possibly able to travel to Altoona, and Des,moines,or close to home in Newton. Not familure with Marshalltown so much just moved here. If i could get some informaton id greatly apporciate it! whether be assured living facility or nursing home. Hope to hear back soon with some information on what i need to be successful as well as getting started. Thanks, Crytal Lenz

  24. Charde Duke November 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Hi, I am currently seeking a facility that is willing to train me for a CNA position. I am willing and ready to learn. I love to help people and to know that I am being a help. I look forward to hearing from a facility, that I can begin my road to success and responsibilities.

  25. Rebecca Daywhea December 3, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    Hi, I am Rebecca Daywhea seeking for a facility that will train me for a CNA position.I am willing ready to go forward.I am a High School graduate ;willing to help people and make them know that I am a great help.I am about to take the road of my responsibilities.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

  26. crystale vazquez December 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    i am looking for a way to take the exam to get certified i hav already taken classes at a nursing home in oklahoma and work there but i never took the exam can someone help me plz

  27. Kimberly Boyd December 25, 2012 at 6:00 am #

    Hello, my name is Kimberly. I’m very interested n taking classes for CNA. But, due to unfortunate medical bills I don’t have the money for the course’s. I was sick for many years, and had many cna’s that took care of me. Some good and bad. Now that I’m much better I want to help other people. I live n the Maryland area. Montgomery County but will travel to Prince Georges County…

  28. Alieze Williams-King January 3, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    Hi I Alieze. I’m have over forty years as aCNA,but i need to be certified in order to work in nursing homes, and hospitals. I have worked in hospitals and nursing homes beore but i didn’t need to be certified at the time. I’am not able to pay for my training due to the act that my husband passed away last year to lung cancer from serving in the military. My income droped so i need to get back in the work force. Ilive in the High Desert of Victorville,Ca.enjoy working in the medical field.

  29. KARYNE JEAN January 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

    hi my name is karyne i’m from Haiti i leave in bristol pa i need to take a cna class i got my diploma from my country how it’s possible to get this class here where i havd to go can you give me some school near to my area.

  30. christena capetz January 4, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    I am looking for a free cna class due to financial issues. I have a passion for this line of work. Was a cna in Minnesota for 2 years while in highschool and after. Would love to get back into the field. Helping others is a true passion of mine. Moved to tn and would love to do this again. Living in ooltewah tn area.

  31. Eleanor Carrano January 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    I am at the point in my life I would like to do things I love and get paid for it!! I worked as a nurse’s assistant in my high school and after but am not certified. We just moved to Virginia Beach, VA so I am not sure of the area but I know I want to work in this field-I also did volunteer first aide for 17+ years and was an EMT-B.

  32. Darlene January 11, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    When a school does not have a federal school code? IGrants and scholarship will not be funed to that school. Why is that?

  33. alma nelson January 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    i am looking for a cna class where i can get my cna license

  34. Crispus K Musyoki February 1, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I am 19 years old and migrated from Kenya on a green card. I intend to be a doctor and would like to start working for a facility that pays tuition. I am willing to start as CNA. Any offers for free training in Baltimore, MD?

  35. 10acgirl February 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Are there hospitals and not nursing homes that provide cna training, especially when it is a teaching hospital? I live in Macon, Georgia

    • Rhonda Griffin March 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      I have an extensive background in the medical field. I had my CNA but it expired when I took a job for several years outside of the field. Every place I apply in the medical field now wants you to be a CNA. I do not have money and have used up all resourses for school. What can I do to get into a free CNA class?

  36. Laurie Brutsche April 21, 2013 at 12:15 am #

    If anyone in the Nashville area has information about becoming a CNA, please reply! I contacted the Tennessee Nurses Aid. A lady called back and said the best way is do go through the nursing homes. But, I don’t know anything about the nursing homes in Nashville and I haven’t moved there yet. So, I asking for any advice! Thank You!

  37. Charisse May 30, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    We just moved back not to long ago from NYC and I would lovetocontinue the work Idid before and excel from there. I am certified as a “home health aide” from NY state health dept. I want to go for CNA here back in charlotte and want to get started to be certified or get some work in the field immediately. The agencies I’ve been calling here don’t seem to train then hire, they want you to bring them the clients and then pay me. What going on with that??? Help!!!!

  38. Marian Ward July 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

    I moved back here from Georgia, where I was a CNA, working in a Nursing Home. Unfortunately, I let my certification expire as I took on a job as HHA. I cannot afford to pay for training nor certification. .I’d like to know if there’s any way I can get back to doing what I love doing, and do well.

  39. Dominique Pouncy October 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm #

    I am looking for a nursing home in Memphis Tennesse that will help me pay for my C.N.A with a agreement of a job

  40. Christina Romero November 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    I am looking for a facility to train and work for in the Denver metro area.

  41. Negash November 20, 2013 at 1:08 am #

    I am in search of an employer that could help me get my CNA and work for them after I graduate. But at the same time I would be interested in continuing my education beyond becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.Please contact me via my e-mail address above.

    Thank you


  42. Andy March 22, 2023 at 12:40 am #

    I am currently living here in Lancaster, California and looking for someone to help to get my CNA Certification and get a job afterwards. Kindly, contact me through my email. Thank you in advance.

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