CNA Training Class

Start Your Career as a CNA

Grow your health care career with the Living Branches CNA certification class. Apply today and earn while you learn!

Living Branches offers a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. As a student, you’ll learn about the roles and responsibilities of caring for our residents in long-term care. Students are hired as Living Branches employees during the seven- or nine-week course and earn $15.00/hour. At the end, students may be offered a position for continued employment at Living Branches.

Living Branches has it all for health care jobs – training classes, tuition reimbursement, nursing scholarships, and opportunities to advance within the organization.

Upcoming Classes

2024 Morning Classes

  • January 10 to February 21 at Souderton Mennonite Homes
  • March 6 to April 17 at Dock Woods
  • May 8 to June 19 at Souderton Mennonite Homes
  • July 10 to August 21 at Dock Woods
  • October 9 to November 20 at Souderton Mennonite Homes

2024 Evening Classes

  • January 9 to March 7 at Dock Woods
  • April 16 to June 13 at Dock Woods
  • July 30 to September 26 at Souderton Mennonite Homes

Apply Today!

Applications are due at least 60 days before the start of each class. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis within 60 days of the start of each class.

Learn More

Review frequently asked questions about applying, attending, and getting certified after Living Branches’ CNA class.

Curriculum Overview

Students will understand the normal aging process and their impact on improving the quality of life for older adults. Some of the nursing skills to be taught include: taking and recording blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate, and respirations. Students will assist residents with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing and hygiene, toileting, feeding, and exercise. Safety and correct body mechanics will be taught and used to assist residents with moving, walking, and positioning. Issues related to end-of-life care, infection control, and responding to emergencies will also be addressed.

Hourly Rates

  • Students are paid $15.00/hour for the course.
  • If a graduate from the class is offered and accepts a job offer from Living Branches, they will continue at the uncertified nursing assistant rate of $16.00/hour.
  • When the employee successfully completes and passes the written and skills portion of the state exam, the rate will be increased to match the department rate: $17.65/hour in Personal Care, and $20.00/hour in Health Care. Those working second or third shift will receive an extra $2.00/hour shift differential in addition to the increased rate.

Get Your Start at Living Branches

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