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MMC CNA Program

CNA Training Program - Information Session (click here to register)


Maine Medical Center offers a CNA Program which is sponsored and paid for by MMC’s Center for Clinical and Professional Development in conjunction with Portland Adult Education. The program, offered several times a year, includes classroom work, skills labs and clinical experience. This 8-week program consists of 24 hours of school attendance. You will be paid a $200.00 per week stipend 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.

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 MMC’s CNA Training Program you must:

1)  Obtain a minimum CASAS reading assessment score of 249 (applicants interested need to take the CASAS prior to the information session.)

To sign up please email  Please allow for 75 minutes to complete the assessment.  

2)  Attend our Information Session on Tuesday, November 19, at MMC’s Dana Center Auditorium, 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.

  • Session 6: Nov 19th, 2019
    from 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Dana Center Auditorium

22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME 04102 Get directions

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