CNA schools

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    Hello everyone I am from Georgia the A to be exact. I obtained my Medical Assisting certification in 1999. I worked as a MA for about a yr. what I'd like to know is can a MA work inside of an Assisted Living facility? If not, where can I go to obtain a CNA certification....at a low cost and done within 4 wks. Any help would be great!! Thx in advance!

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    Your best bet would be to go through a local technical college. You would most likely be able to receive some form of financial aid which would help keep your out of pocket cost down.

    You will definitely need a CNA cert. to work in LTC or hospital environment. Also, based on your s/n if you aspire to go to the nursing school many programs around the Atlanta area require CNA to apply.
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    Quote from river_song
    Your best bet would be to go through a local technical college. You would most likely be able to receive some form of financial aid which would help keep your out of pocket cost down.

    You will definitely need a CNA cert. to work in LTC or hospital environment. Also, based on your s/n if you aspire to go to the nursing school many programs around the Atlanta area require CNA to apply.
    Thanks for your advice! I've already been accepted into my nursing program. I don't remember any school that I applied to having this as a requirement for entry. CNA thru a technical school thru financial aid is going to be around $1000+++ I'd like to find a school or program like WIA which funds this certification for free!! Again, thanks for your comment.

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    If you are already accepted into ns some hospitals will hire you as a pct after your first semester of school. But start networking now. Even in the Atl. No need to get certified.
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    There are a few schools that I have heard about that were pretty good and they cost between $400-$575.
    1. Life Solutions for Health, 4798 Flat Shoals Parkway , Decatur, Georgia 30034, 770-808-7788 (This one is not too far from me)
    2. Afria Healthcare, 4319 Covington Highway Suite 309M, Decatur, GA 30035-1206 (I had an old coworker go through training with them and she liked it.
    3. New Beginning CNA Training, 3895 Church Street, Clarkston Georgia, 30021 (Another coworker and one of my student's parent, I am a teacher, went through this program.)

    I was looking into one of these program this summer but I didn't save up to attend plus I really didn't have the time. If they have a weekend hours become available, then I will try again.

    I hope this helps!
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    Quote from runsalot
    If you are already accepted into ns some hospitals will hire you as a pct after your first semester of school. But start networking now. Even in the Atl. No need to get certified.
    Thanks, I found this out from a friend. The problem is am I only limited to that hospital?? Do they give licenses out to students?? My ultimate goal is to work independently for personal care or home care. I've seen that on hospital websites also that they will hire current students.

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    Quote from runsalot
    If you are already accepted into ns some hospitals will hire you as a pct after your first semester of school. But start networking now. Even in the Atl. No need to get certified.
    Great idea with the networking comment. Lord knows I'm trying to do that.

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    Quote from ummnasim
    There are a few schools that I have heard about that were pretty good and they cost between $400-$575.
    1. Life Solutions for Health, 4798 Flat Shoals Parkway , Decatur, Georgia 30034, 770-808-7788 (This one is not too far from me)
    2. Afria Healthcare, 4319 Covington Highway Suite 309M, Decatur, GA 30035-1206 (I had an old coworker go through training with them and she liked it.
    3. New Beginning CNA Training, 3895 Church Street, Clarkston Georgia, 30021 (Another coworker and one of my student's parent, I am a teacher, went through this program.)

    I was looking into one of these program this summer but I didn't save up to attend plus I really didn't have the time. If they have a weekend hours become available, then I will try again.

    I hope this helps!
    Yes!!! Thx! They have different sites online. The problem is when I call some of them their numbers were disconnected. I will look into these programs. Thanks so much.

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    The hospital does not give you certification.
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    Quote from Nurse2b7337
    Yes!!! Thx! They have different sites online. The problem is when I call some of them their numbers were disconnected. I will look into these programs. Thanks so much.

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    I am so sorry about the numbers. I copied the numbers from the website. I am going to ask for the right number.


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