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How to Pick a CNA School That Best Fits Your Needs

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Finding an educational path that is right for you is no simple task, and several things should be considered when choosing the journey that is right for you. So, how do you pick a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) school that best fits your needs?
Below are a few things to consider and ask yourself before committing to a school.

What is the time commitment?
Knowing how long and at what frequency a CNA school may offer courses can help you plan your days and weeks better, and if you have a job, allow you to plan around that as well.
Avanza Training CNA courses are great for an individual looking for flexibility! We have 2-week accelerated classes and 4-week evening classes taught by experienced healthcare professionals and created to set you up for success!

Is this an accredited program?
Ensuring you are working toward a degree or certificate with an accredited CNA school is very important!
“The state’s approved exam administrator will not approve your application for testing if the state does not recognize the training program. In other words, your time and money spent attending a non-accredited program would be for naught. Accredited programs are also beneficial if you plan to advance your career through further studies. Some nursing degree programs transfer credits from CNA training programs.” – CNA Classes Near You

What does it cost?
Comparing the cost between one training program and another can help you decide what option is best for you and what you can afford.
“Compared to other health care training, the cost of becoming a CNA is quite reasonable. The average cost of a CNA program is about $1,300. To be certified, you’ll spend about $125 for the examination and $50 to register with your state and get proof of certification” – CNA Plus Academy
Avanza Training’s Accelerated and Evening course cost is around $1,100, and if applicable, can be paid for through the MyCAA Scholarship.
The Department of Defense set up the MyCAA Scholarship to help military spouses further their career through educational programs. There are a few simple steps to take to see if you qualify for the scholarship:
• Check the eligibility requirements
• Consult with a SECO Counselor at 800-342-9647
• Apply for a CNA Class
• Email a request for verification letter/program goals letter from Avanza Training

While there are many things to consider when choosing the best CNA school that best fits your needs, Avanza Training is always here to help. Our compassionate Office Managers, staff, and experienced professors can help any questions you may have about our offered programs.
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