No place offers completely free CNA classes, as quality comes at a cost, and the best class is given by Walker Medical who, since 1998, has offered a comprehensive state Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training program. The classroom teaching and laboratory sessions are operated out of Walker Medical’s main campus located at 1035 Four Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI zip code 49544, just west of Alphine Avenue and attached to Plumbs grocery store. Rapid Bus Number Nine can get you there just fine. The emphasis of the teaching and clinical settings is to train knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate health care workers who transfer safely and smoothly into the working world to begin their medical careers, training them in holistic and humanistic health care. If you do not pass the state test on the first try Walker Medical will put you through a six-to-eight-hour refresher course (boot camp) for free and improve on the 96 per cent of graduates put to work last year! The phone number is (616) 784-3001 or toll free 1-888-784-3001. If busy, leave a message and Walker Medical will get back to you as soon as possible between 09:00 and 16:00 on weekdays. The course is 80 hours in length and is taken within three or six weeks, and will prepare the student for an entry-level position within a Nursing Facility. Students will have earned a certificate of completion and are eligible to take the State Licensing Tests to receive an annually renewable Competency Evaluated Nurse Aide registry. Potential students need to come into the Walker Medical offices between 09:00 and 15:00, complete the application, the criminal background paperwork and check the fee schedule in the next column for the proper deposit to hold their spot in class. The registration fee is $112 with $740 for the course and $176 for the state test (with a $150 coursebook and uniform charge including stethoscope).
Nowhere in Grand Rapids you can Find Free CNA Classes but you might be offered CAN training programs at fewer charges.