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LNA Training Program

Why Become an LNA?

One of the most important roles in any hospital are Licensed Nurse Assistants or LNAs.

Many people begin their health care careers as LNAs and continue on in their education to become health technicians, nurses and/or providers. If you’re interested in a career in health care but aren’t sure where to get started, you’re in the right place!

In partnership with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center in Middlebury, Porter Medical Center is recruiting new Patient Care Associates (PCA) to start working at the hospital and begin a six-week online hybrid training program to become Licensed Nurse Assistants (LNA).

Qualified candidates will receive a full scholarship that covers the cost of the training and pays a $15.50 hourly rate for both class time and work in the hospital. After becoming certified as an LNA, pay starts at $17 hourly for day shifts, more for nights and weekends. Pay scales to $25 hourly as you gain experience.

Click here to read the full job description and to apply.

Both positions offer full-time employment with benefits and bonus opportunities. In addition to the free LNA class, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 in bonus opportunities. We also offer tuition advance programs to further your education as an employee of Porter Medical Center.

All class fees and LNA License application and testing fees will be covered by Porter.

About the Class

Classwork is taught online by instructors at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. In-person skill sessions and individual tutoring sessions are also part of the curriculum.

The eight-week course will prepare the student to apply for Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) licensure with the State Board of Nursing. The program includes CPR certification and is targeted to individuals who are interested in beginning level skilled positions in healthcare and immediate employment.

The course includes six weeks of evening classroom instruction and online coursework, followed by 32 hours of clinical practice Porter Medical Center. Online classwork time should take approximately 5-6 hours per week.

Online classes begin the week of November 28, 2022: 

  • Orientation is in person on November 28, 5-7pm
  • Class meets in-person once per week (until 1/20/23) from 4:30-8pm 
  • Clinicals on-site at Porter Medical Center: Week of 1/23/23

Prerequisites:  WiFi, access to computer and camera

How to Apply

To start the process, please reach out to Denise Senesac at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center at (802) 382-1004 or email

You can also apply for the position directly by clicking here. Please only apply to this position if you plan to take the LNA course.

Official signed verification of immunizations/titers is mandatory and must be submitted.