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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program

Get paid to become a CNA!

The MCH CNA Training Program is a free 6-week course designed to prepare students with the knowledge and clinical skills required to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), all at MCH.

This program consists of classroom learning, hands-on lab learning, group activities, hands-on resident care, and exams. Students will also work on patient care units to become more comfortable in the healthcare setting. All time spent learning and working is paid by MCH! 

After successfully completing the 6-week course, candidates must pass the New York State Prometric Written and Clinical Skills Exams to become a CNA. MCH pays for the exams.

Candidates that are selected for the program become Monroe County employees and are paid to complete the program, in addition to having access to Monroe County benefits such as:

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Holidays, paid vacation, and sick leave

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • NYS Pension

  • Tuition Assistance



1. Apply! Click the link above and apply to the “Nursing Assistant Trainee” position.

2. Complete an interview and TABE test.

3. Pass the physical exam and drug screen.

4. Be accepted into the program.


  • High school diploma or GED

  • At least 18 years old

  • Current (not expired) government-issued photo ID with candidate’s signature

  • Second identification with matching name and candidate’s signature

  • Physical exam with no restrictions and the ability to lift 40 pounds

  • Pass a urine drug screen

  • Pass a Criminal History Record Check

  • Interview with Program Instructor


• 4/29/24– 6/10/24

• 7/8/24– 8/16/24

• 9/9/24– 10/21/24

• 11/6/24– 12/20/24


Where is class and who teaches?

Class is held entirely at Monroe Community Hospital (MCH) and taught by MCH staff!


What are the hours?

8am-4:30pm for the first 4 days, then 7am-3:30pm for the remainder of the program. This is a full-time position.


Can I start class right away?

There is a wait list for the program, and classes start every 10-12 weeks. See the class schedule above.


What is a TABE test and why do I need to take it?

It’s a Test of Adult Basic Education. We use it to understand your learning needs and how to best teach you.


How many people are in each class?

Class size is currently limited to 16 students.


What would I learn?

All information required by the NYS DOH. This includes, but is not limited to: taking vital signs; assisting people with moving, personal hygiene, eating, & quality of life.


I have more questions. Who do I contact?

Call (585)760-6226 or email


What’s my next step?

Apply now by clicking the Application Link.

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