DALLAS CNA schools?

  1. I've found information on lots of them, and I was wondering if anyone had a particular recommendation for any CNA schools in the Dallas Area. All the other sources I read seemed to be written by the people who worked for the school and I'd rather an unbiased opinion (or as near coming to it as i can get, lol)
    I have found wildly varying prices, from $160 for the class to $1,000, and I am just not sure where to go! Money is a huge object because I am borrowing the money for CNA school from a family member and I would prefer not to borrow more than $500... Dallas Area (esp. the east side) schools preferred but any opinions welcome.

    Thank you in advance
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   justme01
    I just signed up with Hearts in Training. I have heard good things about them, and I liked what I saw today. The cost is 900 dollars tuition. They are running a special right now. Supplies are free. Check out their website at heartsintraining.com
  4. by   gkbroaro
    Did you like the Hearts in Training Program? Is it worth $900 or should I look elsewhere?

    Do you know any CNA schools in the Forney/Mesquite/East Dallas area? Sigh, $900 is a lot...
  5. by   pomegranate
    Don't pay $900 for Hearts in Training, it's definitely not worth it.

    C.E. Global Health Education in Mesquite charges $585 for everything included and they're really nice people. Maria Career Institute charges something like $500 too, I think, but their classes run less often.
  6. by   techraider77
    Currently in G.E. Global's program, only 4 weeks and $500. Located near Mesquite.
  7. by   pomegranate
    Sorry, forgot to add Maria's Career Institute is also in Mesquite.

    tech raider77: ooh, do you have Miss Catherine or Ms Michelle?
  8. by   techraider77
    Michelle, she's great
  9. by   pomegranate
    Yeah, she's so funny, I love her! Tell her "Jersey Girl" from the last class says hi, she'll know what you mean. lol
  10. by   techraider77
    lol, will do
  11. by   jefrey
    You get what you pay for. Some of these cheap schools the teacher doesnt even speak English, or it is a whole in the wall, or you end up failing your state exam. I decided to pay for Hearts in Training, I wanted the best. It certainly does not hurt that they run close to 400 students per yr, maintain a 95- 98 percent pass rate with the state testing for CNA. I did my homework and everyone needs to do that. What is the best, think that before you look at the cheapest, and end up getting a crap education.
  12. by   justme01
    Schools that cost 500 dollars usually do not include books and supplies. I called one of them and the receptionist was rude and spoke poorly. Also, a two week course means fewer trips if you have to commute. I looked into another class that was cheaper but I would have had to drive two nights a week for three months. The gas money adds up!

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