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About the CNA Apprenticeship
For Administrators

About the CNA Apprenticeship

What is the value of the CNA Apprenticeship?

The Long-Term CareWorks CNA Apprenticeship is an earn while you learn program that provides support and training at no cost to the apprentice.  

What does a CNA do?

Certified nursing assistants (CNA) assist long-term care clients with daily activities, like bathing, eating, and transporting themselves. 

How do I apply to the CNA Apprenticeship?

To apply, please click here.

What qualifications do I need to apply?
  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Be able to pass a background check.
  • Be able to perform the basic duties of a certified nursing assistant (CNA).
  • A resume is required with the application.  
Can I apply if I'm already a registered CNA looking to advance my skillset?

No. The CNA Apprenticeship is for individuals who do not have CNA1 certification.  

When does the apprenticeship start?

Start dates are provided upon acceptance into the program. 

Where does the apprenticeship take place?

The CNA Apprenticeship is hosted at long-term care facilities across the state of Oregon. 

Is the apprenticeship a paid job?

Once licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing as a CNA, apprentices will receive the CNA rate of $18-$19/hr. 

What are wraparound services?

Wraparound services are supports provided to remove barriers of entry into employment. 

Can I continue working/going to school while participating in the apprenticeship?

It is not recommended. The CNA Apprenticeship is a full-time, yearlong job commitment. 

Do I have to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to join the apprenticeship?

Yes. In order to provide safe living and working conditions for residents and workers, our facility partners are complying with state and federal vaccination mandates. 

For Administrators

What is the stipend amount?

The stipend amount is based on the facility Nursing Assistant/Hospitality Aide rate up to 165 hours paid out over 8 weeks. 

How does an apprentice receive their stipend payments?

Apprentices receive their stipend payments through the employer’s payroll schedule. 

Are apprentices employees?

Yes. Apprentices are employeesintraining from day 1 of the apprenticeship. 

Can an apprentice work night shifts?

Yes, with the approval of the Career Coach and Facility Administrator and after at least 2 weeks of on-the-job training. 

Can an apprentice complete on-the-job orientation early?

Yes, with the approval of the Career Coach and Facility Administrator.