It seems like all of the nursing programs require you to get your CNA. I looked into it a BCC and it is around $1,000 and a couple of months or something. That seems like a waste of time and money to me, but if I have to do it then I guess I have no choice. I did look into nursing homes that offer them for free (supposedly), however I never received a response back from the multiple facilities I contacted. So where did you get your CNA, and how much and how long? Thanks!