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LincolnHealth Accepting Applications for Spring Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Class

February 16, 2018

Cove's Edge CNA Fonnie Hunt with a residentLincolnHealth is accepting applications for the free spring Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class through Friday, March 16, 2018. The class will begin Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

This free, ten-week course trains students to become CNAs. CNAs work directly with patients and residents to provide assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs.

“Being a CNA is very rewarding,” commented LincolnHealth CNA instructor Jennifer McIntire, RN. “Every day you get to help someone and make a difference in their life.”

Many graduates of the program are currently working throughout LincolnHealth at the hospital and at assisted living, long-term care, skilled rehabilitation, and memory care facilities. Some have continued their education to become registered nurses, medical assistants, radiologic technologists, and other healthcare specialists.

“Many people enjoy being a CNA for the long-term, but others use it as the first step of their healthcare careers” McIntire stated. “It is a great way to find out if you enjoy working in health care and helps build skills that will be instrumental in any patient setting.”

Accepted students can also apply for the Apprenticeship Program which allows students to be paid while they learn. Apprentice CNAs commit to working at long-term care facilities affiliated with LincolnHealth for 18 months following graduation. The Apprenticeship Program is available to select students as funds are available.

Although acceptance into the apprenticeship program does not guarantee employment after graduation, every effort is made to place graduates in jobs based on staffing needs and the apprentice’s qualifications.

Class size is limited. Interested applicants should return their completed applications as soon as possible.

To request an application please call the LincolnHealth Education Department at 207-563-4540 or email cna@lchcare.org. For more information, please visit www.lincolnhealthme.org

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