CNA Training Program

Posted on November 28, 2022
SEIU 775
CNA Training Program


 per hour
Bellingham, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Where we help you launch your career in healthcare!

Training to become a CNA is the first step to launching your career in the healthcare profession. At CNA Pathways, we offer

  • Free training! No cost to you.
  • Support while you learn
  • Hands-on experience
  • Job placement when you complete the program

Apply here to learn more about our free CNA Pathways training program.


The January 2023 Kick-Off registration period for students in Bellingham and Tacoma ends soon. Application deadline is Dec 23, 2022.  Contact us today to find out how to reserve your seat in our workforce development program.

More about the Pathways CNA training:

  • Our program provides course work, labs and clinical training, and placement in a nursing home with one of our trusted partner employers so that you can learn hands on skills.
  • We support you as you prepare to pass the CNA exam with ease!
  • From start to finish, the CNA Pathways training program will prepare you for state exams within weeks, so that your pathway in healthcare gets started off the right way.
  • Training will be offered in both Bellingham (January) and Tacoma (February).
  • Coursework, labs and clinicals are provided with no fees to the student.
  • All course materials, books and scrubs provided by CNA Pathways.
  • Financial support for childcare and/or transportation may be available for qualifying students.
  • PROGRAM SPECIAL! CNA Pathways will pay CNA exam and licensing costs for completing students.
  • At CNA Pathways, we believe in “earning while you learn”.  You will be paid while you are studying, practicing, and learning the role of a CNA.

At CNA Pathways we know most students cannot afford to stop working to do a training course. We know that training is also one of the only ways to begin a new career. That’s why at Pathways we believe in the “earn to learn” approach.

  • Most students will earn a training wage of $16-18 per hour for all classroom and clinical hours.
  • You will earn while you learn!
  • Students who complete the program and their state CNA licensing requirements will immediately receive a raise to the Union CNA wage rate!
  • Job placement is part of the program at CNA Pathways!
  • Once you complete your coursework, labs and clinical (how many weeks?), and then take the test you will be licensed as a CNA and
    • CNA wage: $20-$24 per hour (depends on experience)
    • Guaranteed job placement in our preferred network of employer partners
    • All CNA Pathways job placements are union jobs with good wages, guaranteed raises, benefits and the protection of a union contract!

Contact us today to get started.  There’s never been a better time to start your career in healthcare.  Becoming a CNA is a step on the healthcare career pathway that will put you in charge of your future.

About the employer: CNA Training Program

Becoming a CNA and starting your path as a healthcare professional has never been easier.  There’s a shortage of qualified and dedicated people to perform this important role.  Our workforce development program offers free training, the highest wages and benefits in the area, and support as you work through the process of certification and transition into the workplace.

There’s never been better time to get started.  Contact us today and we can discuss any questions you may have about our program and how you can get involved.  These are solid, high-paying, union jobs.  Healthcare professionals have worked together over the past years to increase pay and improve conditions for those that serve our ailing and elderly.  Join us, and be part of the largest collective of professionals in our area.

About your union: SEIU 775

SEIU 775 represents more than 45,000 long-term care workers providing quality home care, nursing home care, and residential services in Washington and Montana.

Since being founded in 2002, by uniting together, standing strong, and making our voices heard, caregivers have doubled wages – and experienced caregivers earn even more. But we’re not stopping there! Every time we go back to the bargaining table, we’re fighting for better wages, healthcare, PTO, paid family leave, L&I, retirement, and the right for those we care for to live dignified lives.

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