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curious

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Dec 16, 2008
anyone know of any place that offers cna classes? do you have to take classes or can you just take certification test?

i heard the nursing home on country club road has free health insurance for workers
Guest

Gregory, AR

#2 Dec 16, 2008
curious wrote:
anyone know of any place that offers cna classes? do you have to take classes or can you just take certification test?
i heard the nursing home on country club road has free health insurance for workers
Arkansas Northeastern College has classes. Yes you have to take the classes first, before testing.

And yes Green Acres offers free insurance, if you can put up with the drama
Rhonda_King

Paragould, AR

#3 Dec 16, 2008
The next class at ANC is January 12th, 2008 so if ur intrested you better go sign-up it gets full fast! The cost is somewhere around $496 unless you can get some kind of grant to pay for it.
curious

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Dec 16, 2008
thanks
Pgould lifer

Gregory, AR

#5 Dec 16, 2008
Black river has classes too. But you have to take a test and the highest 20 scores are accepted. They probley wont be doing another class until after the new year. Oh and they can find a sponser for you. A nursing home in walnut ridge sponsered mine last year. If you get hired on at a place they should pay for your test otherwise it is 90 for it.
Pgould lifer

Gregory, AR

#6 Dec 16, 2008
Oh and the test..there are 2. One is written and the other they pair you up with a stranger and you have to perform 3 things. It takes several hours. The only places they test around here is at the Hospital, Searcy or Mountain Home.
curious

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Dec 17, 2008
so you dont have to go work in a nursing home or something to take the test? i know most of the stuff on the test anyways just by what ive learned in books and started classes one time at nursing home but had to quit due to becoming high risk pregnancy.

Im not wanting to work in nursing home, im wanting to the at home thing or something like that.
thanks for info.. I can pay 90.00 for the test if i dont have to work in nursing home to take it b/c my experience and all the people i know say nursing home really isnt the best place to work, not bc/ of the residents but normally the other workers in most cases but not everyone.

“SUP”

Since: Dec 08

Brookland

#8 Dec 17, 2008
curious wrote:
anyone know of any place that offers cna classes? do you have to take classes or can you just take certification test?
i heard the nursing home on country club road has free health insurance for workers
Arkansas Northeastarn college right beside the hospital that 2story does CNA and also i belive Black river Tech does also
Guest

Gregory, AR

#9 Dec 17, 2008
You have to have so many hours of training and hands on classes in order to take the test.
Pgould lifer

Gregory, AR

#10 Dec 17, 2008
curious wrote:
so you dont have to go work in a nursing home or something to take the test? i know most of the stuff on the test anyways just by what ive learned in books and started classes one time at nursing home but had to quit due to becoming high risk pregnancy.
Im not wanting to work in nursing home, im wanting to the at home thing or something like that.
thanks for info.. I can pay 90.00 for the test if i dont have to work in nursing home to take it b/c my experience and all the people i know say nursing home really isnt the best place to work, not bc/ of the residents but normally the other workers in most cases but not everyone.
We had to work 2 days aweek at a nursing home. The instructor has to watch you do procedures in order to check you off on that procedure. You have to have so many hours of clinical time to be able to take your test. You have to send in copies of your clinical procedures and class scores with your application to be scheduled to take your test.
Guest

Gregory, AR

#11 Dec 17, 2008
Pgould lifer wrote:
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We had to work 2 days aweek at a nursing home. The instructor has to watch you do procedures in order to check you off on that procedure. You have to have so many hours of clinical time to be able to take your test. You have to send in copies of your clinical procedures and class scores with your application to be scheduled to take your test.
Exactly true. I've done some work as a CNA instructor. You can't just skip ahead and take the test
someones friend

Calhan, CO

#12 Dec 18, 2008
You can also take the classed through the Northeast Arkansas Area Agency on Aging, which is the type of work you want anyway, taking care of people at home. For info go by thier office, corner of Lake St and 2nd i believe. I dont think they charge for the class...good luck.
just me

Calhan, CO

#13 Dec 18, 2008
ammc is offering classes in exchange for working for them and they need home health workers too
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Gregory, AR

#14 Dec 18, 2008
Heads up to EVERYONE. As a former instructor, many companies will try to get you to sign a contract, saying you will work for them, for so long if they pay for your CNA classes. You are not bound to the contract. The state remburses these companies 80% of tuition costs anyways. So the business is only out about $20-40 to send you to CNA classes. Good luck!
curious

Jonesboro, AR

#15 Dec 18, 2008
thanks for all the info... Im thinking about going ahead and doing the cna classes and work for a hospital and then have them pay to send me through lpn classes. I tried my lpn classes a few years ago but a lot of different circumstances kept me from finishing..

Ive also thought about doing that dental assisting classes at home through an accredited at home school.
cna classes

Gregory, AR

#16 Dec 18, 2008
you don't have to be cna certified to work at ammc

“SUP”

Since: Dec 08

Brookland

#17 Dec 19, 2008
cna classes wrote:
you don't have to be cna certified to work at ammc
to be a CNA you do thats what the told me at the hospital
Guest

Gregory, AR

#18 Dec 19, 2008
AMMC uses PCT's. Meaning you DON"T have to be certified
Pgould lifer

Gregory, AR

#19 Dec 19, 2008
Guest wrote:
AMMC uses PCT's. Meaning you DON"T have to be certified
PCT's are the same thing as a CNA. They have just made it more politically correct. Yes you do have to be certified. I just went through classes a year ago, CNA's are called may different things but you all have to be certified. And no you do not have to promise someone that you will work for them. It is illegal!
Guest

Gregory, AR

#20 Dec 19, 2008
Pgould lifer wrote:
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PCT's are the same thing as a CNA. They have just made it more politically correct. Yes you do have to be certified. I just went through classes a year ago, CNA's are called may different things but you all have to be certified. And no you do not have to promise someone that you will work for them. It is illegal!
Funny I've worked at AMMC as a PCT and I have friends that do now, and they're not licened CNA's. It's NOT the same thing. They do the same thing, but CNA's are certified by the state

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