I am looking to move ot Northern Virginia ina few months and I am ahome health aid. I heard you can find nursing homes to work for that will pay for you to get your cna degree and such anyone know anything about this? anything will help.
Answer by michr
almost all nursing homes have programs such as this.
medicare actually pays for the cost of materials and for the cost of the instructor. this program is through nursing homes only hospitals do not have such a program through medicare.
this is not a degree program like some vo-tech schools or community colleges offer. this does result in being a Certified Nurses Aide and is meant to ensure proper staffing for nursing homes most of which are occupied by a majority of residents who only have medicare and no other way to pay their expenses. once certified you can work in hospitals, nursing homes, private care and home health.
once you complete training which is 75 hours (40 hours classroom and 35 hours clinical) you have 120 days to pass the state exam and skills testing. you are allowed to work for the 120 days prior to passing your test. many nursing homes will pay the testing fee which varies from state to state in the range of $ 70.00 to $ 100.00. many nursing homes do not charge anything for the training or testing as long as you agree to work for them for X amount of time.