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    • 14 Locust Street
    • Portland, Maine 04101
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CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)

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  • CNAs are caregivers who provide patients assistance with activities of daily living and basic needs. They also help patients feel safe and comfortable throughout their hospital stay. These direct caregivers spend most of their time assisting patients and listening to their concerns.

    The State of Maine approved CNA course, offered 3 times a year, includes classroom work, skills labs, and clinical experience. The course is an 11- week course of 180 hours. Cost vary depending on the funding source. Tuition includes texts, materials, and fees.

    At the successful completion of the course, students take the State Certification Examination.

    Admission process includes the completion of an application packet, a score of 240 on the CASAS test (a reading assessment) and an interview with the instructor. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalency.

    Contact the office at 874-8155 to sign up for an intake session and to take the CASAS test.

    A complete application packet consists of:
    - Completed Application form
  • - Two copies of a picture ID with signature (driver's license or State ID card)
  • - One copy of proof of High School Graduation or equivalency
  • - Two copies of your Social Security Card
  • - A signed SBI (State Bureau of Investigation) form (page 6 of Application). Someone with a criminal background will not be admitted
  • - Two professional written references in sealed envelopes. The references have to be from people in a leadership capacity (for example, current and past supervisors). If you have not been employed for the last few years, another source of reference such as teacher, volunteer group leader, or clergy is acceptable.

Following the Information Session, applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.