Certified Nurse Assistant

Certified Nurse Assistant

Potential earnings range:
$25,688-$43,077*
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. 

Many individuals pursue further education such as earning their licensed practical nurse, LPN, or registered nurse, R.N., credentials. 

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

LaDonna White
LaDonna White
LaDonna White LaDonna White, Certified Nurse Assistant instructor, is a registered nurse with a passion for vocational education. She has over 40 years of experience serving in hospitals, long-term care facilities, community settings and home care nursing. LaDonna has experience teaching nursing assistant classes in a variety of settings and has worked with Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center for nearly a decade.