Apply by Dec. 18 for LincolnHealth’s free certified nursing assistant class

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 2:30pm

LincolnHealth is now accepting applications for its winter Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class through Monday, Dec. 18.  

This session begins Jan. 16 and runs through March 8. Classes are held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with one final Friday class. They take place at LincolnHealth’s Education Department, 66 Chapman Street, with hands-on clinical training at one of our senior care facilities. Class days are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; clinical days are 6:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

The class is offered at no cost, and qualified candidates can earn while they learn in the apprenticeship program.  Students can be paid while they learn if they make a one-year commitment to provide care at one of LincolnHealth’s nursing care or skilled rehabilitation facilities after graduation. Apprentice CNAs are considered LincolnHealth employees and are eligible for benefits, including health insurance. 

“In a very short time, students can begin their careers in healthcare by becoming licensed and Certified Nursing Assistants,’’ said Jennifer McIntire, RN, the longtime course instructor at LincolnHealth. “There will be job opportunities waiting for these students, as CNAs are in high demand.  

“While many of our students have aspired to more advanced clinical roles, others have found their work as CNAs is fulfilling and they choose to stay on in that role,’’ McIntire said.

To request an application, please call the LincolnHealth Education Department at 207-563-4540 or email