CNA Apprenticeship Program - Information Session (click here to register)
Maine Medical Center offers a CNA Apprentice Program which is sponsored by MMC’s Center for Clinical and Professional Development and Portland Adult Education. The program, offered several times a year, includes classroom work, skills labs and clinical experience. This 8 to 9 week, 40 hour a week program consists of 24 hours of school attendance and 16 hours of Patient Companion-Sitter work on one of the many units at Maine Medical Center. You are a paid, full-time temporary employee with benefits while you earn your CNA certificate.
The CNA Training Covers:
In the skills labs, students practice taking vital signs, assisting with patient mobility and patient hygiene skills. The clinical experience allows students to work with patients on nursing units at MMC.
The Patient Companion-Sitter Position:
This initiative is a service to our community offering unique opportunities for diverse populations which otherwise might not be able to afford this education. Many of our CNA graduates are ultimately employed by Maine Medical Center as a CNA.
In addition to becoming a CNA graduate, the program provides opportunities for those interested in a career as a Registered Nurse.
A person cannot be a CNA in Maine if he/she has been convicted of theft or abuse in a health care setting, sexual abuse, or a crime for which one could have received a 3-year sentence. If you have questions about this, please contact the Maine CNA Registry at (800) 791-4080 or visit their website.
To be considered for the CNA Apprentice Program you must attend our Information Session on Wednesday, April 24 at MMC’s Dana Center, 22 Bramhall Street in Portland. Sign in begins at 5:45 pm and the presentation will begin at 6 pm. You must bring your completed application and required paperwork.