Assistant (CNA) Program
The CNA program was
developed at Maine Medical Center
in 2000 in affiliation with Portland Adult Education and
is offered three times a year in January, March
and September, on-site at Maine Medical Center. The CNA
course is a state-approved, 200-hour course which is
tuition-free and includes classroom work, skills labs,
and clinical experiences.
11-week program is offered through the Center for Clinical
& Professional Development with support and
ongoing involvement from Human Resources. We also
offer our CNA students the ability to work in nursing as
a Companion while they are active students. This
provides an opportunity for the student to work in a
paid position at MMC while obtaining the CNA state
Upon course completion, students
take the state CNA exam.
This initiative is a service to our
community offering unique opportunities for diverse
populations who otherwise might not be able to afford
the education. Many CNA graduates are ultimately
employed by Maine Medical Center; however, the program
also provides graduates placement at other agencies
or settings in the area.
to find out how to
apply for the CNA program.
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