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NextStep prepares you for certification then places you in a CNA job you’ll love. Sign up for our waitlist, and we’ll notify you when our program is available in your area!

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How Does It Work?

NextStep provides tuition-free Nursing Assistant training to individuals looking for a new, rewarding career and then places them in full-time CNA jobs with respected employers who have critical staffing shortages. Everyone wins! 

A Rewarding Career that Matters

Becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) benefits you and those you’ll care for. As a CNA, you’ll make sure your client’s needs are met during a vulnerable time in their lives and acquire skills and experience that will boost your career.

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Knowing that I've been home for 14 years and that this has given me an opportunity to come back into something that's relevant is huge... that's a great motivation to keep me going each day... to know I'm that much closer to being able to help support my family, [and] that much closer to seeing myself succeed at something that's just for me. It's just been great!


NextStep Learner

The NextStep Difference

Tuition-Free Training

NextStep’s respected employer partners cover the cost of the NextStep Nursing Assistant course for learners in exchange for a 90-day employment commitment upon certification.

Guaranteed Job Placement

We don't just train you. We get you a job you're going to love with one of our respected employer partners. And, your NextStep mentor will support you through your first 90 days as a CNA to make sure you get off to a strong start!

Experienced Mentors Who Care

You'll be paired with a dedicated CNA mentor who'll support you from enrollment through your first 90 days on the job. It takes courage to change careers and learn new skills. Mentors understand and are with you every step of the way!

Flexible, Convenient Learning

Our blended-learning Nursing Assistant course allows you to fit training into your busy life when and where it's convenient for you! Finish in as little as five weeks! 
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It was so easy to access. I could literally work on the NextStep program anywhere and anytime. I was also placed in a job and facility that I love. Also, there was no charge which made it really possible for me to start and grow myself in the nursing field.

Kenneth C

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