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 employees 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 $17.00 hourly rate for both class time and work at Porter Medical Center. After becoming certified as an LNA, pay starts at $17.34 hourly for day shifts, with additional shift differentials for evenings, nights, and weekends. Pay scales increase to $26.01 hourly as you gain experience.
Our employees who are participants in the program are 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 by instructors at the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center. In-person skill sessions and individual tutoring sessions are also part of the curriculum.
The six-week course and clinical practice 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 at Porter Medical Center. Online classwork time should take approximately 5-6 hours per week.
How to Apply
Official signed verification of immunizations/titers is mandatory and must be submitted.