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- by walktheline Oct 23, '07Hi, Everyone:
Does anyone know of any free CNA classes in Columbia, South Carolina? I can't afford any of the ones available and I really want to be a CNA. Any info would be appreciated.
- Oct 24, '07 by SemperdaveSometimes nursing homes and hospitals who hire CNAs will sponsor you in a class. Check with some local prospective employers and see who has a program like that. Or check with the unemployment office/workforce development in your area. They may have some sort of funding available. Best of luck!! :spin:
- Oct 24, '07 by SemperdaveHere is some contact info for Life care Centers in Columbia.
Life Care Center of Columbia 2514 Faraway Drive Columbia, SC 29223 Carol Cordan, Executive Director Office: (803) 865-1999 Fax: (803) 865-0759
I know the local Lifecare here will sponsor people, check with your local facility.
Best of luck
- Oct 30, '07 by walkthelineThank you both for the information.
- Dec 2, '08 by pitcrew1234:heartbeatHello0 I am new to this forum. I may be posting in the incorrect site, OK, I am interested in locating an inexpensive CNA course in the Kershaw county area. I live outside Kershaw. Also, I have a BA degree from an unrelated field, PLUS I am older! Is there a possibility of My taking training in a less high cost way? What does the LPN degree/certificate involve? I am terrible at math and sciences, which is why I have a useless BA in English! I have worked at nursing facilities in Ohio, but only in the dietary and laundry departments. Thank You in advance for the help!!
- Dec 3, '08 by beachgirl17Hi Pitcrew. I would recommend calling a local hospital system and ask about CNA training. Working as a CNA can be a good intro into healthcare. I can't really tell you much about LPNs, but I would look into local technical schools or try looking at discovernursing.com. It has lists of schools by state and degree. I found that website to be helpful. Hope this helps a little.
- Dec 3, '08 by pitcrew1234thanks to all who replied! How hard on your back is the constant lifting and transferring? Also, are the body fluids, etc. easy to get used to? Im not easily grossed out but i have heard horror stories about cleanups. Also i worked in laundry at a small nursing home and I got used to the biohazards. I also worked dietary in a large home, which was not a problem at all. For some reason its hard to even get a part- time job anymore in assisted homes.....
- Dec 5, '08 by walkthelineJust as an update, I did eventually find a class and got a job in a hospital.
FYI, I looked high and low for nursing homes/ hospitals in Columbia that had a program where they gave the class and you could work there to pay off the class, but there were none. Most places will give you up to 3 months to get certified if they decide to hire you before you get certified.
- Dec 7, '08 by Staying+hey there... i was waiting to see if you found a class. i just moved to columbia,sc from seattle,wa and i am in the same spot you were in a while back. i'm looking for a hospital or somewhere, where i can take a cna course. can you give me any advise on where to go? thanks...
- Dec 15, '08 by walkthelineQuote from staying+you can get in contact with dhec (the dept. of environmental control) and they can give you a listing of all of the approved training facilities. you can also go to pearsonvue.com for a listing of approved training facilities in sc.hey there... i was waiting to see if you found a class. i just moved to columbia,sc from seattle,wa and i am in the same spot you were in a while back. i'm looking for a hospital or somewhere, where i can take a cna course. can you give me any advise on where to go? thanks...