CNA classes and requirments in Indiana

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    Hello I am from Northwest Indiana and I am currently wanting to take a CNA program. I found one place that offers it. 3 week program for $425.00, $15 for the physical and $60 for the test. Does anyone know of a place that offers it for free? Also, if anyone has taken the State test can you tell me if it is hard and what the requirments are to becoming a CNA?? Thank you all for your response.
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    Most workplaces will offer you the course but may require a certain period of employment with them as a quid pro quo.
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    where did you find the classes for $425 at? i currently work for the hospital and get tuition reimbursment after the class is done but the cheapest i have seen is $550 upfront. thanks! nikki


    i can tell you, that st. margaret in hammond hires cnas and pays about the highest around.
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    I took my cna classes 9 years ago and I called around to some nursing homes and I was able to take my class there.. I didn't get paid for the class but, I did get paid during my clinical hours.. After my clinical hours I took the state test and actually went to full time staff and worked there for about a year.. I would try calling some nursing homes.. Its worth a try and if they are not offering them they might be able to tell you who is.. Good Luck!
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    If you live near the Peru, Kokomo, Wabash area, there are a couple of nursing homes that will give you the classes for free, and you don't have to work for the home unless you desire to. The program I did was 40 hours of classtime and 72 clinical hours.

    There is a retirement community in North Manchester that will actually pay you to take the classes if you intend to work there - I've heard only good things and it seems to be a high quality place.
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    anyone know of some cna classes in fort wayne like the ones mentioned so far? not having much luck googling...
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    I live in Highland, Indiana and I am also looking for a place to take a CNA course. It can be free or a reasonable price.
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    If you are still searching for facilities who are offering CNA training then I would suggest looking at http://www.cnatips.com/classes/nurse-aide-in.php. I agree with what other members have posted above, most nursing homes will train you for free. You must call around and see which ones have available programs though. Good luck!
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    I had a really hard time finding CNA classes in NWI. I took mine at In Training in Lowell (Lake County). I just finished my first week of clinicals...yeah!! The class was $585 and that includes books and testing fees and you have your choice of where you do your clinicals...Wittenburg in Crown Point or Oak Grove in Demotte. The class was great and our instuctor, Heather, was FANTASTIC!! Hope this helps someone.
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    I've called around all the available LTC and facilites listed on the website above. NONE of them are offering the CNA program due to lack of funding and need. I decided to take it in the Fall 09 term at IVY/Anderson. It cost just under $700 because the CNA program admin said the cost is going up in July 09.


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