The number one growing field in America is health care. Thousands of jobs are being added in this field every year and most are entry level positions. A certified nursing assistant is responsible for cleaning patients, feeding patients, and monitoring patient’s progress. If this sounds like a job opportunity for you, then you should enroll in CNA training.
CNA training can be costly. The average tuition cost of over $800, which generally doesn’t include the cost of your CNA training exam. Hundreds of certified nursing assistants in Massachusetts received free or almost free training every year. You can too. Here is a complete list of free CNA training options for a Massachusetts resident like you.
Free CNA Training Resources
- Workforce and Continuing Ed Department- Anyone who is between 17 and 21 years of age and currently lives in a low income household can receive CNA training for free. This program will also pay for uniforms, shoes and other CNA expenses.
- Scholarships and Grants- If you meet the income qualifications, many colleges and CNA training centers will provide scholarships, grants, and financial aid to cover the cost of their courses. The best way to find out if you qualify is to call the admissions office at the school you would like to attend to see what they are offering and what the qualifications are.
- Reimbursement- It will cost you money up front, but some healthcare facilities will reimburse the cost of your CNA training once you are hired with them. Some facilities even hire while you are still taking courses. Every healthcare facility is different so be sure to ask your current or future employer if they offer CNA training reimbursement.
- Nursing Homes- Nursing homes provide assistance one of two ways. They will either pay for your CNA training or they will compensate you by hiring you while you are completing your CNA training.
We have provided a list of some of the top nursing homes in Massachusetts that may provide CNA training assistance.
Alliance Healthcare Center at Braintree
175 Grove St, Braintree MA 2184
Wingate Andover Rehab and Skilled Nursing Resort
80 Andover St, Andover MA 1810
305 Walpole Street, Norwood Massachusetts 2062
Beaumont Rehab and Skilled Nursing Cntr
238 W Main St, Northborough MA 1532
Golden Living Center
193, 194, 195 Pleasant St, Attleboro MA 2703
Seashore Point and Wellness Rehab
100 Alden St, Provincetown MA 2657
Colony House Nursing and Rehab Cntr
277 Washington St, Abington MA 2351
Maplewood Care and Rehab Cntr
6 Morrill Pl, Amesbury Massachusetts 1913
Don’t let the cost of CNA training stop you from entering the exciting and very rewarding field of healthcare. Use one of these free resources to help you jump start your career as a certified nurse’s assistant.
For information on free CNA training in other states, please refer to the category “Free CNA Training by State” on our home page.