Free certified nurse aide training program for Native Hawaiians

A free certified nurse aide training program is being offered at University of Hawaii Maui College for Native Hawaiian individuals ages 18 and older.

Students will learn nurse aide and caregiving fundamentals to prepare for the state CNA examination and become a skilled entry-level health care provider.

The CNA training program involves coursework that will take place over 10 weeks from March 27 to May 29.

Lectures take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on every Wednesday and some Tuesdays. Labs and a clinical rotation will be held from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on various Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

To earn a certificate of professional development, students will also undergo required cultural orientation and financial literacy co-requisites, then complete a 100-hour individualized service learning or job placement beginning in June.

Full tuition sponsorship, a $2,400 value, for the CNA training program is being offered to Native Hawaiians through a grant-funded partnership with Hui No Ke Ola Pono, a local nonprofit that serves as Maui’s Native Hawaiian Health Care System.

Individuals interested in the CNA training program may apply or inquire for further details by emailing, calling (808) 984-3231, or visiting the Laulima Building registration front desk on the UH-MC campus.

Space is limited and eligible participants are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.