eight-week certificate program

Free CNA training program offered at WCGH in 2023

Sat, 09/23/2023 - 4:00pm

BELFAST — Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH) is offering a free eight-week certified nursing assistant (CNA) training program this fall. CNAs are caregivers who work directly with patients and residents to assist them with their activities of daily living, including their safety and comfort. The program will run Oct. 23 through Dec. 15, 2023 on the WCGH campus.

WCGH is offering this free training in collaboration with Maine Adult Education and the Maine Community College System. Classes will meet three times per week for eight weeks and will include class time, hands-on skills labs and on-site clinical training.

Applications are due Friday, Sept. 28. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to be paid while they learn in exchange for a one year work commitment following completion of the course. All candidates must first complete and pass the CASAS reading assessment. Updated immunization records are required upon applying.

For more information and details about applying, please call the WCGH Education Department at 505-4154, or text 350-1907.


Waldo County General Hospital

Waldo County General Hospital is part of MaineHealth, a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,600 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. For more information, please visit wcgh.org.