Free CNA Classes in Arkansas

You could get CNA training in Arkansas through government-sponsored programs that are often offered for free. These are often given by medical institutes like the Red Cross or local nursing homes and hospitals. The catch here is that you have to fall within the required income bracket and, most often, nursing homes and hospitals expect you to work for them for several months first (usually, at lower rates compared to the other present opportunities).

If you can’t afford the fees for paid CNA class don’t worry, there are several free options available for those on a limited budget.

– The ADH In-Home Health and Hospice Services is sponsored by the state department, and offers free classes that typically run for 40 hours over five consecutive days (usually Monday through Friday). This is a specialized type of CNA as you can work as a Personal Care Assistant/Aide after you’re done. If you lack credit hours, you have the option of taking the competency exam later.

– Some nursing homes and health care facilities that are short-staffed will pay for their employees’ CNA training at a board-approved institution, such as a community college or Petra Allied Health Services. Such participating nursing homes include the following:

  • Crestpark Inn
  • Brighton House Center
  • Beverly Health Care
  • Jefferson Health Care
  • Montgomery County Nursing Home

– Finally, remember to frequent job boards as some ads specify free training benefits.