Just a few short years ago, a news article was published regarding a certain CNA training scam that surprised and shocked many students. According to the article, students were given an opportunity to enter a three week program at no cost; once they completed their training and earned their first paycheck, they were then obligated to pay the CNA training program back for all of the free coursework that helped them succeed.
For many students, this sounded like a dream come true. Unfortunately, it was a nightmare. Students attended the three week program, sacrificing their jobs, their lives, and their time to train. At the end, the grades they earned and their names were not given to the state board of nursing. This meant that none of them were able to obtain their certification and go on to work as CNAs.
Because of this, and a great many other stories you can easily find by researching CNA training scams online, it’s important for students to pick and choose the course they decide to take very carefully. Some scams don’t seem like they actually are scams, but if they prevent you from continuing your career- or even getting started, then you are definitely being taken for a ride.
So, how do you identify these CNA training scams?