Any on the job CNA trainings??

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    Hey Ya'll,

    Does anyone know which nursing homes will train potential CNA's between Alabaster-Sylacauga and everywhere in between? I really want to work as a CNA but I am not trained.

    Thanks!
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    I would check your local nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Here in Huntsville, a couple of the nursing homes/assisted living facilities offer on the job training for CNAs. They are usually 2-4 weeks long and some pay you while you train. Good Luck!
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    South Haven Health and Rehab in Hoover. Its just north of the Galleria. Thats the closest thing I know of to your area. They are owned by NHS which has several facilities around Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. They also have a pretty good tuition reimbursement program. They send you to their company owned class in Homewood for two weeks, then you train for 30 days on the job, and finally they send you for your test at another facility in Brimingham, boom your a CNA. Pay isn't too good while you train, but hey, you cant beat free. There is a place in Bessemer that charges about $500, Lawson charges $1200, and I think Jeff State is $800.
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    If you really wanna work with the geriatric population, the kind that require nursing home esque care, just apply to work on the Brookwood Geri psyc unit. You dont need to be certified to do it, and thats pretty much the population you sound like you want to be working with.


    If you are just wanting to find a tech, PCA job, just apply to any hospital, all you need is to be a nursing student in clinical rotations, and you should be golden.
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    I want to eventually become a RN. I am becoming bored with my current field. I wanted to know if anyone can share with me the salary range for CNAs. I'm sure it would be great experience for nursing school, but I am interested to know if it compares with the money I am making now. Thx.
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    Quote from hdagnan
    South Haven Health and Rehab in Hoover. Its just north of the Galleria. Thats the closest thing I know of to your area. They are owned by NHS which has several facilities around Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. They also have a pretty good tuition reimbursement program. They send you to their company owned class in Homewood for two weeks, then you train for 30 days on the job, and finally they send you for your test at another facility in Brimingham, boom your a CNA. Pay isn't too good while you train, but hey, you cant beat free. There is a place in Bessemer that charges about $500, Lawson charges $1200, and I think Jeff State is $800.
    Noland Health Services does offer CNA classes and they pay you while you train. I was certified by them while taking my prereqs for nursing school. Just be prepared to have an extremely heavy work load and know going in that you may have to be a little assertive to get at test date. These classes are offered for free because the turn over rate for CNA's is around 360%. It's just a way to keep warm bodies showing up. With that said - I learned so much that it was worth it to me. During clinicals the hands on patient care came naturally to me. Good Luck
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    Quote from bethann27
    Noland Health Services does offer CNA classes and they pay you while you train. I was certified by them while taking my prereqs for nursing school. Just be prepared to have an extremely heavy work load and know going in that you may have to be a little assertive to get at test date. These classes are offered for free because the turn over rate for CNA's is around 360%. It's just a way to keep warm bodies showing up. With that said - I learned so much that it was worth it to me. During clinicals the hands on patient care came naturally to me. Good Luck
    heavy work load is an understatement some nights. i went in on my off day last night to pick up extra hours. good thing i did or my floor would have been all on one cna...thats 48 beds...

    i do love my job, but it can be a stressful environment. bethann, which facility did you work in, if you dont mind me asking?
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    Quote from hdagnan
    heavy work load is an understatement some nights. i went in on my off day last night to pick up extra hours. good thing i did or my floor would have been all on one cna...thats 48 beds...

    i do love my job, but it can be a stressful environment. bethann, which facility did you work in, if you dont mind me asking?
    The Village @ Cook Springs (Woodland Way & Cornerstone) and a few shifts at Greenbrier
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    Quote from bethann27
    The Village @ Cook Springs (Woodland Way & Cornerstone) and a few shifts at Greenbrier
    One of my former charge nurses worked at Cook Springs for a while. She had nothing but good things to say about them. The only reason she left was the long drive she had. I'm ready to leave the facility I'm in, but mainly because I would love to get my foot in the door in a hospital.


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