The Idaho CNA Grant program supports people who want to earn their certified nursing assistant certificate but cannot afford to go to school full time. A student can get their education paid by their employer, along with getting paid for the hours they spend studying and being in class — just like being on the job. The sponsoring facility is then repaid by grant. It’s a win-win.
How to Participate
Step 1: Get Hired
- Visit facilities who participate in the Caregiver Grant program and apply.
- Get hired by a participating facility as a future CNA to start the grant process.
Step 2: Get Your Education Paid
- Work with your employer to enroll in a qualified Certified Nursing Assistant course.
- The CNA course and all related costs will be paid by your employer.
- Your wages will be paid while you are in class.
- Successfully pass the CNA certification exam.
Step 3: Get a $500 work bonus
- Work for your employer as a CNA for at least 1,040 hours and receive a $500 bonus.
- Your employer will provide opportunities to further your education through an apprenticeship program.
What does a CNA do?
A CNA helps residents with their healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)… find more
Earn While You Learn
Your employer will pay your education and wages while you are taking the nurse aide certification course.
Get $500 Work Bonus
When you work more than 6 months for the same employer, you will earn $500 bonus.
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