Free CNA Training in Idaho

Have you decided to train for certification as a nursing assistant in Idaho?  You will be searching for a state approved training program.  The programs are approved by the Department of Health and Welfare for the state of Idaho.  This department maintains a list of all training programs in the state. To get free training in Idaho, see the options available below:

1) DOH and Welfare: You should contact the Department of Health and Welfare if you are searching for free cna training.  Most programs are a few hundred to several hundred dollars.  If there are currently any special training programs offering free training, the Department should be able to provide you with details.  They are also likely to know of any programs available in your state that could help you to pay for the cost of your nursing assistant [block]0[/block]course, you will need to contact the administrators of training programs directly if you locate any that offer free training or financial assistance options.  You will be able to determine if you should apply to one of these training classes or if you should apply to receive financial help.

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2) Nursing Care Facilities: Many care facilities and even some hospitals in the state of Idaho provide cna training programs.  You should contact such facilities in your area.  Ask the administrators of such programs if you can apply for employment as a nursing assistant before receiving your certification.

Many of these places will actually hire you to work for them and will subsequently pay for your training.

3) Adult Education Centers: Locate training programs at colleges and adult education schools as well.  Contact the financial aid department to ask about any financial assistance that is available for these programs.  You should receive details on any programs for which you might qualify. It will be necessary to fill out an application for grants as well as scholarships.

Low Cost Training

College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Avenue – PO Box 1238 – Twin Falls – ID – 83303-1238
They currently have a 60 day program that costs just $550 which is slightly cheaper than a lot of other colleges and centers in Idaho. Due to the length of the program you can expect to get a very thorough education which will hold you in good stead when you apply for jobs since potential employers look favorably at college graduates compared to shorter courses from other centers. Of course, we’re not saying that training centers don’t do a good job. This is just a notion that any employers have.

Idaho State University
921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201,  208-282-0211
They have a 12 week program that costs just $500 for tuition. You might have to pay extra for the books and scrubs(if necessary). Still a great deal!

Institutions That Might Be Of Assistance:

1) Community Council of Idaho

201 21st Ave, Caldwell, ID – 83605, Phone: 208-454-8604

The Community Council of Idaho is a great place to get free training for budding nurse aides. One of the federal programs served through this organization is the Workforce Investment Act. They get federal funds to pay for training programs. They work with rural communities so you might not automatically qualify. They have 6 locations in Idaho that provide services.

2) Centennial Job Corps Center

3201 Ridgecrest Drive, Nampa, ID – 83687,  Phone: 208-442-4500

Centennial Job Corps Center provides a great opportunity for qualifying teens and young adults who fall between 16 and 24.  CNA training is one of the programs served at this center. Job Corps are rather difficult places for a lot of people to get training in the sense that they are very strict and sometimes make students live on campus to qualify for the classes. We suggest going for the option above rather than the Job Corps one.

Nursing homes in Idaho that might offer 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.

Bear Lake Memorial Snf – 164 S Fifth St   Montpelier, Idaho 83254
Phone:
(208) 847-1630

Bingham Extended Care Facility – 98 Poplar St   Blackfoot, Idaho 83221
Phone:
(208) 785-4101

Blaine Manor – Po Box 927   Hailey, Idaho 83333
Phone:
(208) 788-7180

Boise Samaritan Village – 3115 Sycamore Dr   Boise, Idaho 83703
Phone:
(208) 343-7726

Boundary County Nrs Home – Hcr 61 – Box 61a   Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
Phone:
(208)267-3141

Bridgeview Estates – 1828 Bridgeview Boulevard   Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
Phone:
(208) 736-3933

Id Elks Rehab And Sa Hosp – Po Box 1100   Boise, Idaho 83701
Phone:
(208) 489-4444

Idaho County Nursing Home – 722 W N St   Grangeville, Idaho 83530
Phone:
(208) 983-1470

Idaho Falls Care Center – 3111 Channing Way   Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404
Phone:
(208) 529-0067

Idaho Falls Good Samaritan Ctr – 840 E Elva St   Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
Phone:
(208) 523-4795

Isvh – Boise – Po Box 7765   Boise, Idaho 83707
Phone:
(208) 334-5000

Isvh – Lewiston – 821 21st Ave   Lewiston, Idaho 83501
Phone:
(208) 799-3422

Isvh – Pocatello – 1957 Alvin Ricken Dr   Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Phone:
(208) 236-6340

Mountain Valley Care & Rehab – 601 W Cameron Ave   Kellogg, Idaho 83837
Phone:
(208) 784-1283

Mountain View Care Ctr – 500 Polk St E   Kimberly, Idaho 83341
Phone:
(208) 423-5591

Nampa Care Center – 404 N Horton St   Nampa, Idaho 83651
Phone:
(208) 466-9292

Oneida County Hospital Ltc – Po Box 126   Malad City, Idaho 83252
Phone:
(208) 766-2231

Owyhee Health & Rehab – Po Box A   Homedale, Idaho 83628
Phone:
(208) 337-3168

Parke View Care & Rehab – 2303 Parke Ave   Burley, Idaho 83318
Phone:
(208) 677-3073

Twin Falls Care Center – 674 Eastland Drive   Twin Falls, Idaho 83301
Phone:
(208) 734-4264

Valley View Retirement Community – 1130 North Allumbaugh   Boise, Idaho 83704
Phone:
(208) 322-0311

Valley Vista Care Of Sandpoint – 220 S Division   Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Phone:
(208) 265-4514

Valley Vista Care Of St Maries – 820 Elm St   Saint Maries, Idaho 83861
Phone:
(208) 245-4576

Weiser Rehab & Care Ctr – 331 E Park St   Weiser, Idaho 83672
Phone:
(208) 549-2416

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One Response to Free CNA Training in Idaho

  1. Tiffanie DeMarco August 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    I am interested in getting my CNA and possibly working at a retirement home.

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