Free CNA Training in Tennessee

If you want to become a certified nursing assistant in Tennessee, you will not have difficulty finding a state approved training course.  In fact, there are more than 100 such programs found in educational facilities and in long-term care communities throughout the state. There are even ways to receive free cna training as you’ll see below:

There are community colleges and continuing education universities that offer nursing assistant training for individuals who want to qualify to sit for the certification exam in Tennessee.  Some of these programs are eligible for financial aid and even scholarships.  If you receive a large enough grant or scholarship, you will receive free training.

If you end up being hired by a healthcare facility that is federally funded, your tuition and related expenses for nursing assistant training can be refunded to you.  When interviewing for jobs, ask a potential employer if you would be eligible for tuition reimbursement.  You will be receiving free training in a sense since you will recover the initial investment you made for your education. Get more info on How To Get Free Training Via Nursing Homes

Direct Free Training Options

NHC healthcare (September 2011)
They have a highly accelerated ninety hour course that meets the certification requirements of the state of Tennessee. The class itself is for free but you will need to bring your own supplies including textbooks(you will be given details of what you will need) as well as a pair of scrubs. To apply for the training you will need to go to  NHC Chattanooga 2700 Parkwood Ave. Chattanooga TN 37404 EOE Monday September 26th, 2011 from 9am-11am.

Nursing Related Scholarships and Grants in Tennesseecnanotes2

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation – The Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program (TSAA)

The Tennessee Student Assistance Award Program was created to provide financial assistance to residents of Tennessee. In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be resident of Tennessee
  • Be enrolled at least part-time at an eligible post-secondary school in Tennessee
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon as possible after January 1st each year
  • Have a valid Expected Family Contribution of $2100 or less

Make sure and submit completed application and required documents by the deadline date.

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation – Dependent Children Scholarship Program

The Dependent Children Scholarship Program was established to provide financial aid to dependents of a Tennessee law enforcement officer, fireman or a emergency service technician who was killed or totally disabled while on the job. In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be a resident of Tennessee
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a Tennessee college
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit all requested applications and documents by the deadline date.

National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) – Martha R. Dudley LPN/LVN Genesis Scholarship

The Martha R. Dudley LPN/LVN Genesis Scholarship is awarded to students currently enrolled in a LVN/LPN, AD, Diploma, or BSN  program. The scholarship amount is up to $2000. In order to qualify, the applicant must:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have at least one year of school remaining
  • Be a member of the NBNA and a local chapter
  • Be African American

Submit completed application and all requested information by the deadline date.

Institutions That Might Be Able To Help

Tennessee Opportunity Programs-Covington

821 Peeler Road, Covington, TN – 38019

This program offers an array of services for low income individuals as well as farm and migrant workers.  Among these services, individuals who qualify for services can receive help to ensure they can achieve a high school education. There are also programs to help individuals to receive training for careers that are not just seasonal and for careers that will make it possible to rise above having a low income.

Senior Community Employment Services Program

1527 White Ave. Henderson, TN 38340

The program helps individuals who are at least 55 and who need to gain more employment skills or specialized training in order to have new employment options. Contact a local SCESP office such as the one in this example.

Motlow State Community College

6015 Ledford Mill Rd ,Tullahoma, TN 37388

Motlow State Community College is one of the Workforce Investment Act approved educational providers.  The college was established more than 40 years ago to meet the training and educational needs of the area.

Nursing Homes that might be offering Free CNA Training in Tennessee

Note: The list of nursing homes below is a broad list of some of the best nursing homes in Tennessee. They do not provide free training, but most nursing homes have a tendency of hiring nursing assistants in trainee positions and then providing training on the job. Make sure you look for facilities near your area that have active vacancies.

Ave Maria Home – 2805 Charles Bryan Rd   Memphis, Tennessee 38134

Bailey Park Community Living Center – 2400 Mitchell Street   Humboldt, Tennessee 38343

Baptist Convalescent Center – 450 College St   Newport, Tennessee 37821

Baptist Health Care Center – 700 Williams Ferry Rd   Lenoir City, Tennessee 37771

Baptist Hickman Nursing Home – 135 E Swan St   Centerville, Tennessee 37033

Baptist Hosp East Tn Tcu – 137 Blount Avenue   Knoxville, Tennessee 37920

Bright Glade Convalescent Ctr – 5070 Sanderlin Avenue   Memphis, Tennessee 38117

Bristol Nursing Home – 261 North Street   Bristol, Tennessee 37625

Bristol Regional Center Snf – 1 Medical Park Blvd   Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Brookewood Nursing Center – 332 River Road   Decatur, Tennessee 37322

Brookhaven Manor – 2035 Stonebrook Place   Kingsport, Tennessee 37660

Decatur County Manor – 726 Kentucky Ave   Parsons, Tennessee 38363

Dickson County Nursing Home – 901 N Charlotte   Dickson, Tennessee 37055

Douglas Nursing Home – 2084 W Main St   Milan, Tennessee 38358

Durham-Hensley Nursing Home – 55 Nursing Home Rd   Chuckey, Tennessee 37641

Dyer Nursing Home – 1124 North Main   Dyer, Tennessee 38330

Lexington Manor – 727 East Church Street   Lexington, Tennessee 38351

Life Care Center Of Athens – 1234 Frye Street   Athens, Tennessee 37303

Life Care Center Of Bruceton-Hollow Rock – 105 Rowland Avenue   Bruceton, Tennessee 38317

Life Care Center Of Chattanooga – 455 Highland Park Ave   Chattanooga, Tennessee 37404

Life Care Center Of Cleveland – 3530 Keith Street, Nw   Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

Mountain City Care Center – 919 Medical Park Drive   Mountain City, Tennessee 37683

Mountainview Rehab And Nursing – 1360 Bypass Road   Winchester, Tennessee 37398

Mt Juliet Health Care Center – 2650 North Mt Juliet Road   Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37122

Nashville Metro Bordeaux Hosp – 1414 County Hospital Rd   Nashville, Tennessee 37218

Nhc Healthcare – 825 Fisher Ave P O Box 549   Smithville, Tennessee 37166

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21 Responses to Free CNA Training in Tennessee

  1. Melanie K. Townsend July 13, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    I would like to know when there will be any CNA classes offered in Milan,Trenton,Humbolt,Dyer,Tennessee. I am laid off and would like
    to train to be a CNA.

  2. tasha kauffman January 6, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    is there any red crosses that provide cna classes near bowling green ky?

    • Admin February 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

      There’s one in Louiseville, Their Phone number is 502-589-4450

  3. LUCY LEE February 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm #

    I Would like to know when there will be any cna classes offered in Nashville Metro Bordeaux Hosp,Nashville,tennessee,I would like to get back in to cna or be come a caregiver.

  4. Daffernee April 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Ave maria and Bright Glade in Memphis, TN does not have a CNA training program

  5. Sheena June 28, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Where in Memphis can you receive free CNA courses?

  6. Rheann September 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    can i get my cna license with a felony charge?

  7. Kelly Wylie September 26, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    I am looking for CNA classes in KNoxville, TN or surrounding counties. I found out that you cannot get a pell grant for cna classes and I need this training for my current job as a caretaker.

  8. Airen November 14, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    I really want to get into cna training, but I really can’t afford to go to college for it. Is there any place in/near Bristol, Kingsport, Johnson City that has paid training on site? I don’t care where I work, I just want a good, stable job!!

  9. Autum Williams March 28, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    I have a few questions about the training and other things, could someone please contact me?

  10. rutie lee April 7, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    I would like to know if there is any nursing home in the Martin, Tn area hiring for cna trainees. I need a stable job and like helping people. Thank you

  11. Anne May 14, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Do you where can I get CNA classes near/close to clarksville? I am an ARMY wife and we just move to fort campbell. I’ll appreciate if you can help me with some info. Thank you in advance and God bless you!!

    • Anita December 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

      Try NHC in Dickson…thats where I got mine

      • Cathleen September 11, 2014 at 7:14 pm #

        Yes NHC does it for free. My question is are there any commitments afterwards?

  12. Teresa July 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Is there anywhere close to the 37013 or 37211 area in Tennesse that offers the CNA classes?

  13. Orchid Cox December 18, 2012 at 9:28 am #

    I need to recertify my CNA license. I have not worked as a CNA for the past 8yrs. I was licensed in Colorado and would appreciate any advise on how to get relicensed in TN. Thank you

  14. irma January 31, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    i am looking for classes in cordova tn

  15. Jenny March 5, 2013 at 1:17 am #

    I am looking for classes in Sevier or Jefferson County.

  16. Loretta Taylor March 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    I am looking for a class near Erin, TN does anyone know where I can find one.

  17. Wendy Addison May 6, 2013 at 1:30 am #

    Hello my name is Wendy Addison lookin for classes in the Nashville

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