Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Are you interested in a paid training opportunity to help people in your community?
The SEARHC Certified Nuring Assistant (CNA) Program is paid training ($18.39/hour) approved by the State of Alaska and prepares students to sit for the Alaska Nurse Aide Certification exam.
The six-week long program is held at the Wrangell Medical Center. It consists of 35-40 hours of classroom lecture, 35 hours of online courses, 32 hours of skills lab and 48 hours of clinical shifts with an instructor. The program textbook and all the necessary supplies are included. Students will need access to a computer and internet connection.
The CNA program runs Monday through Friday. Upon completion of the course and passing the state exam, students have the opportunity to apply for a full-time benefited position with SEARHC.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 18 years of age or older
Compensation & Benefits
Students who pass the course, receive their CNA certificate and are hired into a permanent position are eligible for:
- $10,000 sign on bonus (with a 2-year commitment)
- Pay increase to $22.17/hour
- Medical, dental and vision benefits
- 401(k) retirement plans
- Paid time-off
- Employee assistance program and more!
Core Competencies Gained:
- Foundation in nursing care for adult and geriatric populations
- Bed side care techniques
- Medical safety standards and cleaning techniques
- Alaska Nurse Aide Certification exam preparation