Alexis on BirdEye
2 months ago
09/01/2020, 13:56 PM
If you’re planning on taking the CNA course here, it’ll be in your best interest to wait and not waste your money. The course came to a non refundable total of $1,550 (350 for registration plus 1,200 for the course itself). None of these expenses go towards the state exam so expect to come out of pocket for that as well. The course was informative and the instructors were great and relatable. They gave us real world advice and tips from a CNA and LPN prospective, which we appreciated. Due to the pandemic we weren’t able to complete clinicals and the course took 1.5 months to complete not 2.5 weeks as stated on the website. (2 weeks to complete the online module, 8 days of labs, 1 week waiting period for clinicals which ended up being substituted with additional lab days)
I began the course in June and as of today, September 1st, many others including myself have yet to receive our certification to take the state exam and become licensed CNAs. According to the owner, The CT Department of Health has yet to sign off on documents that’ll waive clinicals during the pandemic, a process which prevents this institution from awarding participants their CNA certificates.
The website makes the course seem very attractive “Become a CNA in 2.5 weeks”(under normal circumstances this may be true) however, if you’re in desperate need to become a CNA and find employment asap, save your money and do not take this course during this time.
After hearing back from NEMI, I was informed
“NEMI is unable to graduate students who take our course during the COVID-19 pandemic due to state restrictions around course requirements”. I have reviewed the acknowledgment and nowhere does it state what you’re claiming. As no one would knowing pay $1500 for a course they cannot graduate from. This is extremely fraudulent, unethical and unprofessional practices. I and many others reach out to the program coordinator on a weekly basis and receive nothing but excuses. We have completed the required hours for the CNA certification. So to finally know that we will not be able to graduate until the end of the pandemic is disheartening