Become a Certified Nurse Assistant!

A certified nursing assistant, or CNA, at Kendal~Crosslands Communities (KCC) helps our residents with activities of daily living and other healthcare needs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).   It is a perfect career path for persons to determine if they want to continue to the next step in their healthcare career journey.

At KCC, we provide a free and paid 3-week Department of Education approved curriculum class that provides a Red Cross certification as a CNA when completed.  “Our classes are small, which provides personal attention by certified instructors,” says Diane Loughery, Director of Nursing at Crosslands. We accept job applicants as new staff members to enroll in a class and become CNAs.  See below to apply.

Current staff members who wish to advance their career in the healthcare field find out about upcoming CNA classes through internal postings.  And, any health services staff member can enroll in the CNA program and acquire job enrichment skills, possibly leading to higher job pay.

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Benefits of Becoming a CNA

There are many benefits to becoming a CNA, such as job stability, variety in your day-to-day activities, and the opportunity to acquire a foundation that will jump-start your nursing career. A CNA credential can open doors to educational programs and careers as registered nurses or advanced practice nurses.  “From the classroom to clinical experience to working in our simulation lab, our staff member ‘students’ acquire the fundamental skills that will be with them throughout their entire nursing career,” says Loughery.

The tasks CNAs perform builds a solid base for advancement in the health services field. Most of all, becoming a CNA at Kendal~Crosslands Communities is an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of our residents.  Our CNAs are the eyes and ears of the nurses, observing our residents carefully and communicating with the entire health care team. “Our CNAs are passionate and genuine people with a great positive impact on the health services teams,” says Jill Arbiz, Director of Nursing at Kendal at Longwood.

We invite you to apply and become part of an enriching working environment caring for our residents, truly making a difference in their lives.

Interested in Becoming a CNA?

We will help train you to become a Certified Nurse Assistant with our Department of Education-approved course. You can find out more about the program and apply by just clicking the button below!