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Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Program

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Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs) Training Program

LNAs are the backbone of patient care in hospitals, assisted living, and long-term care facilities. LNAs help take care of their patients’ basic needs on a daily basis, helping to make them as comfortable as possible. In addition to directly assisting with personal needs of patients, LNAs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), take vital signs, document measurements and observations and perform routine specimen collection. 

Given the vital role LNAs play in patient care and the many open LNA positions in health care, the City of Burlington/Community & Economic Development Office (CEDO) is partnering with the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC), Cathedral Square and Ethan Allen Residence to offer an LNA Workforce Training program to train dozens of Burlington-area residents to become LNAs, at no cost to participants, over the next 9-12 months. The LNA Workforce Training program will target persons from Burlington’s underserved populations, including low-income, unemployed, under-employed, women, and persons of color, including immigrants and refugees. The over-arching goal of the LNA Workforce Training program is to upskill and re-skill Burlington’s workforce to earn higher wages, leading to improved productivity and quality of life. 

The LNA Workforce Training program consists of a combination of course work, labs and clinical hands-on work experience. Coursework is three nights a week, 6:00-9:00pm.

The program will provide eligible participants:

  • A 10-week course delivered online 
  • 16 hours of in-person laboratory work
  • 32 hours of supervised paid hands-on work experience
  • Full preparation for the Red Cross LNA Licensing Exam
  • Professional development training