Busting Common CNA Myths

As with any career, there are myths aplenty surrounding Certified Nursing Assistants. Today, we’re breaking down and busting these myths to help you discover why becoming a CNA is one of the best professional choices you can make! 

MYTH: CNAs Can Only Work in Nursing Homes.

TRUTH: While nursing homes require CNAs for staffing, CNAs are employable at a variety of locations! If you’re a CNA, you’re eligible to work in hospitals, health offices, clinics, urgent care, private home health, and so much more. 

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 386,000 CNAs currently work in general medical and surgical hospitals– that’s the second-highest place of employment for CNAs in 2022! 

MYTH: There are No Career Options as a CNA.

TRUTH: There are so many career options once you become a CNA. While many CNAs are content working as just that, even more go on to become nurses, doctors, and other health professionals. Starting out as a CNA can give you a greater understanding of the healthcare field, while providing you with valuable job experience. 

MYTH: I’m Too Old to Take CNA Training– Only Teens Work as CNAs. 

TRUTH: While there is a minimum age to take CNA training (15 years old with parental consent for our program!) 82.9% of CNAs working in nursing homes are actually 25 years or older. According to the CDC, the largest age demographic of CNAs is indeed 35 – 44 years old. There is no right or wrong age to take your CNA training– only a right time in your life!

MYTH: It Costs Too Much to Become a CNA. 

TRUTH: It’s never been easier to get reimbursed for CNA training! Many facilities in Wisconsin will sponsor you to take a training course; check out potential funding resources near you to take a Quality CNA Training course for free. 

Aaaaand if you’re still interested in more options, WisCaregiver Careers connects you with employers to become a CNA and take your State Exam for FREE. 

MYTH: I Have to Be in a Classroom Everyday to Become a CNA. 

TRUTH: Quality CNA Training prides itself on our hybrid course. Our program is broken down into three parts: online theory and training; in-class, hands-on skills practice; and a clinical practicum. You can complete your online coursework wherever is most convenient for you. 

We also work with our instructors and local facilities to build courses that make working in between classes possible, with no burnout.  

Want any other CNA myths busted? Our Student Services Director is more than happy to answer any and all questions you have, whether by email or phone call (715-902-1746).

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