Certified Nurse Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in the medical field and passionate about helping others? Thrive in hands-on, fast-paced environments? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Certified Nurse Assistant training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Clean and bathe patients 
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress 
  • Turn, reposition and transfer patients from beds to wheelchairs 
  • Measure patient vital signs such as blood pressure and temperature 
  • Serve meals and support feeding 
  • Record patients’ health concerns and report information to nursing/management staff 

Some of the career options you will have ... 

Individuals with their certified nurse assistant credentials often go on to work in hospitals, senior living facilities, schools, clinics, home health care agencies and more. 

In addition, completion of the Certified Nurse Assistant program is a prerequisite for Job Corps’ Advanced Training Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program, which prepares students for additional health care career opportunities.

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Certified Nurse Assistant training program, you will earn nationally recognized credentials and a state-issued credential/license. 

  • Certified nurse assistant license 
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers 
  • Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ... 

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check, and completion of a training program meeting state content requirements 
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Angela Laureano
Angela Laureano
Angela Laureano is a Certified Medical Assistant instructor with Cleveland Job Corps Center. Before teaching at Cleveland Job Corps, she spent 30 years in health care management and consulting. She credits her current role as her favorite thus far. 
Kimberly Thornton, LPN
Kimberly Thornton, LPN
Kimberly Thornton, LPN is a Certified Nurse Assistant instructor at Cleveland Job Corps Center. She has gained experience in home health care, in medical billing and as a licensed practical nurse. Her favorite part of teaching at Job Corps is the opportunity to inspire students to grow.
Carla Widener, LPN
Carla Widener, LPN
Carla Widener, LPN is a Certified Nurse Assistant instructor at Cleveland Job Corps Center. Prior to joining the team, she earned an education in nursing and education, and specializes in community health nursing, long-term care and intravenous infusion. She brings with her 16 years of nursing experience and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with her students.