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- by Dinma123 Feb 2, '08Looking for free CNA training in Georgia. Any ideas?
- Feb 2, '08 by jb2uCall around to your local nursing homes. Some offer free training and they will pay for your certification test.
- Feb 4, '08 by opradivaQuote from Dinma123Hello there!Looking for free CNA training in Georgia. Any ideas?
I don't know what part of town you're in, but I have called just about every nursing home and LTC facility in the Metro area, and was unable to find one that trained for free. I would suggest going to a community college. At least there you can get some type of financial assistance if you need it. I will be attending GA Perimeter's CNA program this month. The cost is 750 for the whole deal (test, uniforms, books, stethoscope, BP cuff, etc), and there are financial aid options available. Good luck to you!
- Feb 4, '08 by Dinma123Thanks opradiva, I live in the metro area. How long will the GA perimeter CNA program take? Thanks.Last edit by Dinma123 on Feb 4, '08
- Feb 13, '08 by opradivaQuote from Dinma123Hey there. Sorry to take so long to respond.Thanks opradiva, I live in the metro area. How long will the GA perimeter CNA program take? Thanks.
The CNA program there is 6 weeks. I called around and was told by a local hospital to only get training at a technical college, and not at one of the many private schools. The next class starts the Monday after next. I'll be there!!! I hope this helps. Take care!
- Apr 3, '08 by dana7582Do you have a number for the CNA program at Georgia Perimeter? I couldn't find any information about it on the website. Thanks.
- Apr 6, '08 by ethiopiahello out there! I have a friend who is relocating to Atlanta, and she wanted to know how much cna's make down there. I'm not sure where in atlanta she's moving( she told me but for the life of me I can't remember, old age I guess). If anyone can be of help it would be greatly appreciated.
- Aug 9, '08 by MiwilaDon't pick a training program just because it is the cheapest one you can find. I once took an HHA course because it was "cheap" and learned nothing in the clinical portion of it. The teacher would go over something once and that was it. She was an RN who worked all night before coming to teach in the morning and you could tell she was only going through the motions in class. On the last day of class we had to do a student checklist of what we learned and didn't learn and when she saw how poor my checklist was she pulled me aside for a lecture. I eventually just checked everything off the way she wanted me too because by then I'd figured I'd wasted my time at that school and I suppose the teacher herself would be in trouble if one of her students reported they'd learned nothing in class. And for the record I was a very serious and motivated student who was always there and would have been willing to learn had anything been taught to me. Ultimately, I never used the HHA certification because I knew I was not competent enough to present myself anywhere for employment.
Currently I am trying to get into a CNA program at my local community college. Many of these places that offer CNA training cheaply are just trying to make a quick buck off students and once you get in and realize how shoddy the teaching is don't even think about asking for a refund....