CNA Training Class

Start Your Career as a CNA!

Are you looking to get your start in the health care industry? Apply for Living Branches’ CNA certification course and get paid while you learn!

Living Branches offers a seven week Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, where students learn about the roles and responsibilities of caring for our residents in long-term care. This is your chance to earn while you learn! Students are hired as Living Branches employees during the course, and earn $15.00/hour. At the conclusion of the course, students may be offered a position for continued employment when they graduate.

From training classes to tuition reimbursement and nursing scholarships to opportunities to advance within the company,
Living Branches has it all for health care jobs!

Upcoming Classes

CNA class schedule for 2023:

  • May 3 to June 14 – Dock Woods – Day classes – Registration Closed
  • July 12 to August 23 – Souderton Mennonite Homes – Day classes – Registration Closed
  • July 18 to September 14 – Dock Woods – Evening Classes – Registration Closed
  • October 4 to to November 5 – Dock Woods – Day classes
  • October 3 to December 6- Souderton Mennonite Homes – Evening classes

Need a job before class starts? Talk to us about what positions are available between classes.


General Information:

CNA training classes are held at Dock Woods and/or Souderton Mennonite Homes. Students will come to 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 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 $15.00/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: $16.58/hour in Personal Care, and $17.85/hour in Health Care.
  • Those working 2nd or 3rd shift will receive a $2.00/hour shift differential in addition to the increased rate.


Click below for more details on our CNA certification course – training schedule, skills, education, etc., and to apply for our next semester of training classes!