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How do I choose among CNA programs near me?

December 1, 2021

You know you want to be a CNA, but now you have to decide among the CNA training programs in your area. It can leave you asking, “How do I choose a CNA program near me?!” 


One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a program is time. If you have the time to get yourself to and from a brick-and-mortar school, and the scheduling flexibility to be there all day, then fully in-person schools could work for you. If not, you might want to consider if training partially online makes more sense for you.


Tuition for CNA training varies widely, and it’s not always proportional to the quality of training you get. If money is tight or you have other big financial goals you’re saving toward, you might want to consider a low- or no-cost option. NextStep provides CNA training tuition-free to learners who commit to working 90 days as a CNA with one of our respected partners. And, if you go that route, we guarantee a job offer after graduation. That way there’s no stress about where your first paycheck is coming from. 


Trying something new is hard. Think about the support you’ll need to succeed. Does the school you’re considering offer any guidance or help outside class? At NextStep, we’ve found that mentorship makes an enormous difference in our learners’ success. That’s why we pair every single person in our program with a mentor who supports them one-on-one throughout the learning process and at their first job after graduation.

Okay, go ahead, ask the question again — “How do I choose CNA training near me?” But now you know how to find the answer. If your time, money and support situation add up to NextStep being the right CNA program for you, click the button below, and we’ll get you started on the path to your new CNA career right now!

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