How Much Does CNA Training Cost?

cna training costThe price of training to become a certified nursing assistant depends on both your geographic area, and where you choose to attend school.

Different courses and schools charge different amounts of money. However you should at least expect to pay $300 to $600 dollars for a normal course that lasts around six weeks.

How much does CNA training cost is not an easily answered question. If you take online classes, you can generally find less expensive ones. Not only are they cheaper, but you can also work your way around taking fewer courses if you aren’t provided with enough money.

While online  courses are cheaper, they often do not include fees for labs or clinical fees. These can add up, make sure to calculate everything beforehand.  Also, make sure that there are labs and clinics nearby. If you will need a textbook, make sure you work the cost of that into your budget as well.


There are some ways to gain financial funding, as with any other form of schooling. Some companies or programs will even completely pay for your training to become a certified nursing assistant. The Red Cross is a company that offers this paid training. Some community colleges along with vocational and technical schools offer this option as well to draw in more people to work as a certified nursing assistant.

The cost that they cover can range from around four hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars, depending on the area and at what school you decided to take the course to become a certified nursing assistant.

How much you pay for your training program to become a certified nursing assistant depends on what course you take at what school, and where you live. You could end up paying in the hundreds, or paying all the way in the thousands! Smart planning helps prevent unnecessary costs.


Resource:

Windward Community College : http://windward.hawaii.edu



5 Responses to “How Much Does CNA Training Cost?”

  1. Gita says:

    hi, i want to join a cna class which should be cost effective and job secure is this possible.

    • Clive says:

      Hi, If you join a CNA training program then you will be able to learn on the job. The fees are normally covered, but on the condition that you work for them after the training is complete.

  2. Melissa says:

    I could get to save that kind of money to pay for the CNA, I guess it could help me find a better job and I have always been interested in health, and one thing to consider is that in that field you can always update yourself and get more degrees later.

  3. Pamela says:

    I found out about this course at a hospital and the cost is a bit high, but I think I rather save some more money and wait a bit more but I am more confident I´ll get a good training, and I´m sure it is approved and it comes from a prestigious establishment. Thanks a lot for this post, the information is truly valuable.

  4. Stephanie says:

    I have seen a couple of options to take this course online, I´m still not sure about it I just really have to check up schedules to see if it possible for me to take it in a clinic or hospital, if it isn´t possible I´ll take it online but I´m definitely taking it. It has been a goal for me for some time now to become a nurse and this can be the first step.

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