Certified Nursing Assistant Pathway

CNAs provide basic care and help patients with activities of daily living. They work as part of a healthcare team under the supervision of licensed practical or licensed vocational nurses and registered nurses. CNAs are often the principal caregivers in nursing and residential care facilities.

Program status

We appreciate your interest in the Education Fund’s programs and services. We have received a tremendous response to our education and training programs and have reached our enrollment limit for many of our current programs. As a result, we are not accepting applications for this Education Fund program at this time.

We encourage you to create an individualized educational plan with your Career Counselor/Regional Coordinator. You can make an appointment via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.

Considering a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant?

  • CNA jobs are projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • The median annual wage for a CNA was $29,660 in May 2019. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,960, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $40,620.
  • CNAs workers work in a variety of healthcare settings such as hospitals, nursing care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare services, assisted living facilities.

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.