Dec 14, '06
:smilecoffeecup: I work at a nursing home in slidell. Although at this time we don't offer classes, Greenbriar offers classes-on the job training. you can find their number in the phone book. I am not a CNA but in human resources. recently i did a poll of nursing homes within a 50 mile radius and found that basically the base rate for a certified CNA is between $8 and $8.50 per hour. Some places offer shift differentials for week-end and night shifts. Once you are certified you have many options. Before Hurricane katrina, most CNA's were making less than $7 per hour. now only a year later it is basically over $8. I have a feeling that when minimum wage goes up that possibly the base rate will go up again.
I wish you good luck. it takes a special person to be a cna and it is very rewarding working with the residents.
Last edit by catt969 on Dec 14, '06