Learn more about the CNA life and get details about how to enroll in NextStep’s training-to-placement CNA program.
Questions? We have answers!
NextStep offers two payment options: employer-sponsored scholarship or tuition. If you choose the scholarship option, the NextStep
program is tuition free. To be eligible for the scholarship, you’ll agree to take a job with one of our respected employer partners for at least 90 days after certification. NextStep will work with you on the best job match and will consider your needs and preferences. Scholarship track learners are responsible for state exam fees. If you choose to self pay, tuition for NextStep’s Nursing Assistant program is
. A first payment of
is charged immediately upon choosing the tuition track. Then,
every is charged every two weeks over the next 10 weeks, for a total of
NextStep offers two payment options to fit your needs. If you’re interested in starting a new career with no up-front costs and the security of knowing there’s a job waiting for you after graduation, then the scholarship track is right for you! If you already know who you want to work for after certification and don’t mind covering your own costs, then the tuition track is probably your best option.
NextStep graduates must cover the cost of the CNA exam and, depending on the state you’re in, you may be required to purchase a textbook.
Most learners complete the
program in five to eight weeks. Because it’s important that your knowledge be fresh when you start your first job as a CNA, we require all learners to complete the course in no more than 16 weeks.
program uses a blended-learning approach. You can complete the theory portion of the course on any device with a web browser, including mobile phones, tablets and computers. Then, you’ll attend our in-person practice labs and clinicals at a facility in your geographic area.
For learners wanting to complete the
program as quickly as possible, we suggest a five-week schedule.
program uses a blended-learning approach to make learning flexible and easy. Tuition includes the theory portion of the course (which is completed via app on any device with a web browser); in-person practice labs and clinicals; and an exam-prep session.
Our graduates are NextStep’s biggest fans. They tell us they loved how flexible and easy the program is and appreciate the support they received from their mentors along the way. But don’t take our word for it. You can hear directly from NextStep learners and graduates here.
We match every learner in the
program with an experienced CNA mentor. Your mentor is there to support you from the moment you enroll through your first 90 days on the job. From setting course goals to general cheerleading, your mentor is invested in your success. And, because every mentor is a CNA, they can answer all your questions about being a professional caregiver.
NextStep’s employer partners range from skilled nursing facilities and senior living communities to home care agencies. Graduates are placed as full-time CNAs with employer partners who match their geographic and career preferences.
Learners who choose our tuition scholarship track and meet all state certification requirements are guaranteed a job placement offer with one of NextStep’s respected employer partners.
NextStep requires scholarship-track learners to submit a credit card number to be kept on file. Your card will not be charged unless you choose not to continue with the NextStep tuition scholarship. If you choose not to complete all scholarship requirements, drop out of the NextStep
course after beginning practice labs or switch to the tuition track, NextStep reserves the right to charge you the
course tuition. We will not charge you without advance notification.
No. NextStep is a training-to-placement
program. We partner with respected employers who cover the cost of your tuition when you agree to a minimum of 90 days employment after graduation. This partnership allows us to provide tuition-free training and post-certification jobs to learners!
A background check is required for participation in the NextStep
program and for certification in many states. If you have any criminal offenses on your record, you may be ineligible.
Absolutely! Our mentors can work with you to determine your best path to recertification.