Outrageous Tuition for CNA Classes - page 2

I know that many nursing homes, and some other public agencies pay for CNA classes, but I just saw an ad for a class, and it shocked me, to say the least. It advertised a 90 hour CNA class for the... Read More

  1. by   PHTLS
    Freaking ridiculous (all these f*cking leeches)!

    If any of you ppl want a free CNA class here in San Francisco (CA), just reply to me.

    I know a few nursing homes that offer free CNA classes while getting paid for learning. I was once in that boat years ago.
  2. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I was certified as a high school student and the class was free at the vocational school. For adult students in Kentucky it was $500 and I think that covered the state test fee. $3,500 is insane. The facility that I work at will certify you for free and pays for you to take the state test twice if necessary. That price is a total rip off. My community college classes and books didn't cost that much this entire year. Stay far away from that place.
  3. by   Fgr8Out
    Quote from Tommybabe
    I know that many nursing homes, and some other public agencies pay for CNA classes, but I just saw an ad for a class, and it shocked me, to say the least. It advertised a 90 hour CNA class for the "bargain" price of $3,500! That is not a typo! I can't believe that any place would charge that much to train someone for a job that usually doesn't pay over $9 per hour (as I found out by asking a local job help center). Is this what colleges and non-nursing home places charge to become a CNA? This costs more than the tuition, fees, and books for one year of nursing school here at a community college! I hope this isn't the norm.

    That's a very unusual rate, to be sure. The Community College where I teach CNAs is somewhere in the neighborhood of $500, I believe. There is a big difference in what is taught from course to course too, as evidenced by how some of these candidates perform at State Board testing. Believe me, I can tell who had the quickie 2 week course, and who had a well rounded class that lasted 9 weeks. Additionally, in our state, graduate CNAs can have their entire tuition costs reimbursed if they work up to 6 months at an extended care (ie nursing home) facility, prorated if they don't start right away after graduation. It's the law.
  4. by   Plagueis
    I called the place that offered the CNA class for $3,500, and the person I spoke to told me that, yes, $3,500 is the price for the 90 hour class. So that wasn't a typo. I guess I had to hear it from a "live" person in order to believe it. I was told that their class is approved by the state, but the free one I'm hoping to take is, as well. I still can't believe that they would charge people that much for CNA training!! :angryfire If any of you out there are considering CNA training, let me tell you that many nursing homes will train you for free. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars for a CNA class!!!
  5. by   christel08
    I'm from Fresno and there are about 3 programs that i know of that is free but they are hard to get into. And there is one at the City college that cost money but the training includes: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Home Health Aid (HHA). The course also includes CPR Certification, introduction to Respiratory Care, EKG, Radiology, Personal Management Strategies and Job Readiness skills. SO its like your a super CNA.

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