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If you have decided to train to become a certified nursing assistant in Nebraska, it is important that you do not let the cost of training deter you from become a CNA. You can explore potential free cna training options and other ways to afford the cost of training. Most training programs are a few hundred dollars. See below for a list of free and low cost training opportunities.
It is usually easy to find some free opportunities with local nursing care providers. Many nursing and healthcare facilities hire individuals to work as certified nursing assistants and then pay for the cost of training. Of course, you will need to agree to work for that employer for an amount of time that they specify upfront if you are going to receive your training for free.
Apply for career training assistance if you are currently receiving unemployment or state assistance benefits. You might very well find that you will qualify to receive benefits that will make it possible for you to cover the cost of training to become a certified nursing assistant.
If you are currently working for an employer that hires certified nursing assistants, express your interest in starting a new career. Your employer might decide to cover the cost of your training if you agree to then change jobs to work as a certified nursing assistant rather than in your current job position. This is certainly something to look into.
Do not despair if you have already paid for your own nursing assistant training. You should be able to receive reimbursement for that cost if a Medicare or Medicaid facility hires you. You will need to have completed all steps for certification within the past year to qualify for this benefit.
Apply for any scholarships that are offered by the nursing assistant training program for which you are applying. You might end up being approved for a large enough scholarship to cover all of the cost of your training.
It is easier than you might believe to find free cna training options and financial assistance programs that will make it possible for you to become a CNA.
Low cost Training Options:
These are usually under $1,000 and this would be your best option if you failed to get a free cna class.
Clarkson College 101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE68131
The Clarkson College Nurse Aide program is a challenging short-term course. It provides classroom instruction and clinical experience in the classroom lab setting and actual clinical facility. Time of clinical sessions may differ from the classroom sessions. Students are provided a complete schedule of dates and times at registration.
The fee for this course is $450 and includes tuition, textbook, exams, and course handouts and materials. For more information on this program, call 402.552.6148.
Southeast Community College 301 South 68th Street Place, Lincoln, Nebraska 68510 | (402) 437-2707
The course offered teaches students the basics of nursing skills. A total time of the program is 100 hours which includes both classroom and practical sessions. after successful completion of the course students will be eligible to take on the state approved exam. the cost of this course is $390 which doesn’t include manuals and exam fees.
Nursing homes that could help you:
Note: The following nursing homes DO NOT provide training themselves.This is a list of Nursing homes that could assist you with paying for your classes if you commit to work for them.
A.J. MERRICK MANOR
450 EAST 23RD STREET
FREMONT, NE 68025
AINSWORTH CARE CENTER
143 NORTH FULLERTON STREET
AINSWORTH, NE 69210
ALPINE VILLAGE RETIREMENT CENTER
706 JAMES STREET
VERDIGRE, NE 68783
1800 IRVING STREET
BEATRICE, NE 68310
BETHANY HOME, INC.
P O BOX 150, 515 WEST FIRST STREET
MINDEN, NE 68959
DUFF MEMORIAL NURSING HOME
1104 THIRD AVENUE
NEBRASKA CITY, NE 68410
ELWOOD CARE CENTER
P O BOX 315, 607 SMITH AVENUE
ELWOOD, NE 68937
GOLD CREST RETIREMENT CENTER
200 LEVI LANE
ADAMS, NE 68301
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER – BROKEN BOW
224 EAST SOUTH E STREET
BROKEN BOW, NE 68822
GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY – AUBURN
1322 U STREET
AUBURN, NE 68305
1515 5TH STREET
AURORA, NE 68818
501 NORTH 13TH STREET
GENEVA, NE 68361
KIMBALL COUNTY MANOR
810 EAST 7TH STREET
KIMBALL, NE 69145
LIFE CARE CENTER OF ELKHORN
20275 HOPPER STREET
ELKHORN, NE 68022
207 SOUTH ENGDAHL AVENUE
OAKLAND, NE 68045