Free CNA Training in MA – Massachusetts

If you have decided to start a career as a nursing assistant or to use a job as a CNA as a starting point for a career in the healthcare industry, you will need to enroll in a nursing assistant training program.  The program must be approved by the state in order to qualify you for the certification exam that follows.  Compared to other healthcare training, nursing assistant courses are inexpensive.  You can even seek out free cna training options in Massachusetts.  We have put together a list of free training options below:

Get in touch with long-term care communities and other nursing care providers in your local area.  These facilities often offer free training for individuals who are interested in working as certified nursing assistants.  They provide excellent training to prepare individuals well for a career as a certified nursing assistant.  You can often receive training for free in exchange for agreeing to be employed by the facility for an agreed upon amount of time.

Nursing assistant certification training can sometimes be obtained for free though the Workforce and Continuing Education Department.  A grant is available to low income individuals who are 17 to 21 years of age and who have graduated from high school.  You can access financial assistance for your uniforms and other related expenses (including childcare expenses if you have a child) as well.

You can apply for financial assistance to train for a new career as a certified nursing assistant if you are unemployed or are low income.  You might very well find that you qualify to receive a grant to pay the cost of tuition and expenses for a nursing assistant training program.  It does not hurt to ask if any such programs are available for your situation.

Call the Board of Nursing in Massachusetts if you are looking for free cna training opportunities.  The Board of Nursing should be able to point you in the direction of any special programs available in the state to help people pay for training.  They should also be able to point you in the direction of organizations that offer grants and scholarships for individuals who are looking to train for a new career.

Update: We’ve received information about the following colleges and institutes that provide financial help for deserving candidates who would like to pursue CNA as a career.

Catholic Charities South
157 Centre Street
Brockton, MA 02302
Phone: (508) 587-0815
Fax: (508) 580-0837

http://www.ccab.org/cc_brockton.html

Students wanting to enroll in the Brockton program may be able to take advantage of local unemployment training funds.

Labouré Center
275 West Broadway
South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: (617) 268-9670
Fax: (617) 268-3088

http://www.ccab.org/cc_southboston.html

Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. Please call (617) 464-8544 for more information.

Seacoast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
292 Washington Street
Gloucester, MA 01930-4832
Phone: 978.283.0300

Seacoast Nursing Home in Gloucester, MA provides free CNA training, with the agreement that the trainee will commit to at least 6 months of working for the facility. – This tip was sent in by one of our readers (Thanks! Rita)

Nursing homes that might be offering Free CNA Training in Massachusetts

Note: The following nursing homes DO NOT provide CNA training themselves. it is usually a common practice for nursing homes to employ you and then pay for your CNA Training at another Training center.

ABBOTT HOUSE NURSING HOME
28 ESSEX STREET
LYNN, MA 01902

ACADEMY MANOR
89 MORTON STREET
ANDOVER, MA 01810

AMESBURY VILLAGE
22 MAPLE STREET
AMESBURY, MA 01913

BAY PATH AT DUXBURY NURSING & REHABILITATION CTR
308 KINGSTOWN WAY
DUXBURY, MA 02332

BEAUMONT AT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
378 PLANTATION STREET
WORCESTER, MA 01605

BLACKSTONE NURSING HOME
8 BUTLER STREET
BLACKSTONE, MA 01504

CAMPION HEALTH CENTER INC
319 CONCORD ROAD
WESTON, MA 02193

CAPE REGENCY
120 S MAIN STREET
CENTERVILLE, MA 02632

DON ORIONE NURSING HOME
111 ORIENT AVENUE
BOSTON, MA 02128

EASTPOINTE NURSING CARE CENTER
255 CENTRAL AVENUE
CHELSEA, MA 02150

FARREN CARE CENTER
340 MOTAGUE CITY ROAD
TURNERS FALLS, MA 01376

GERIATRIC AUTHORITY OF MILFORD
COUNTRYSIDE DRIVE
MILFORD, MA 01757

HANNAH B G SHAW HOME FOR THE AGED
299 WAREHAM STREET PO BOX 390
MIDDLEBORO, MA 02346

HERITAGE HALL SOUTH
65 COOPER STREET
AGAWAM, MA 01001

MADONNA MANOR NURSING HOME
85 NORTH WASHINGTON STREET
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA 02760

NEVILLE CENTER AT FRESH POND
640 CONCORD AVENUE
CAMBRIDGE, MA 02138

OAKWOOD NURSING CENTER
11 PONTIAC AVENUE
WEBSTER, MA 01570

SANDALWOOD CARE
3 PINE STREET
OXFORD, MA 01540

WESTBOROUGH HEALTH CARE CENTER
5 COLONIAL DRIVE
WESTBOROUGH, MA 01581

Here are a few Low cost training which are usually under $1000:

Bristol Community College 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720
The Bristol Community College 121 hour CNA program is taught through lecture, practice of skills in a fully equipped nursing lab, and clinical placement. This program also provides CPR Certification, dementia training, and allows students to take the state certification exam. BCC offers four Nurse Aide Training 12-week courses that begin in early September at the BCC Fall River Campus and BCC Attleboro Center. Saturday classes are offered at both locations, with weekday classes open on the BCC Fall River Campus. The estimated total cost of the program is $762 and does not include fees for uniform, certification exam, or books. For more information on this program, call 508.678.2811.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston 275 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 021271
The Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Boston offers a 6 week CNA program that offers day and evening class options. Classes are taught at Labouré Center in South Boston. Total estimated cost of the program is $850. Installment plans are available and books are loaned to students for class use. Uniforms must be purchased individually. For more information on this program, call (617) 464-8544.

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