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LNA Apprenticeship

LNA Apprenticeship
Are you looking for a new career in healthcare?

Do you want to go back to school and earn a salary and benefits while you learn?


Becoming a LNA is a great place to start your medical career and we'll support you all the way! CMC in partnership with ApprenticeshipNH is now actively recruiting for our LNA Apprenticeship Program.

  • You will become a full time CMC employee from day one, earning a salary and benefits while attending college
  • CMC pays for 100% tuition of the licensed nursing assistant (LNA) course through Manchester Community College
  • Once you obtain your NH LNA license, you will be placed seamlessly into one of our current full-time LNA open positions

NEXt sessions:

  • Application opening date: Apr 8, 2024
  • Application Deadline: May 13, 2024
  • Classroom/work start date: May 20, 2024
Apply by using the keyword Apprentice in our current job listings and apply for the position that matches your interests.

Making Impossible Possible
Ashley knew the path she wanted to take, she just wasn’t sure how she would get there. Thankfully, CMC’s Apprenticeship Program helped her map the way. Read her story>

About the program:
Catholic Medical Center, in partnership with the Community College System of New Hampshire and ApprenticeshipNH, has developed a registered licensed nursing assistant apprenticeship program.

As a LNA trainee you will be paid 40 hours per week plus benefits from the start of the program. CMC will also pay your tuition. You will make a two-year employment commitment to Catholic Medical Center. This opportunity is for both current CMC employees and external candidates.

Program consists of:  
  • A six-week program of 120 hours of online and classroom instruction at Manchester Community College, 24 hours of hands-on lab experiences, and 60 hours of clinical practicum within CMC’s inpatient departments.
  • Preparation and eligibility to obtain a New Hampshire Nursing Assistant License to practice as a licensed nursing assistant in the state. 
  • Placement into a full time open LNA position in one of the inpatient nursing departments once licensure has been issued (*availability of open positions at the time of completion of program will vary).
  • Completion of 2,000 hours of on the job training experience with a mentor 
  • A progressive pay wage as milestones are met throughout the program 
  • At completion of the 2,000 hours of on the job training, the employee will receive a National Occupational Credential through the Department of Labor
  • Ability to attend and travel to class, lab and practicum assignments Monday–Friday eight hours/day from 7 AM–4:30 PM at Manchester Community College for the first five weeks. 
  • Maintain a 95% classroom attendance rate, and 100% clinical attendance rate. 
  • Ability to complete homework and meet class deadlines as assigned during the classroom portion of the program.
  • Ability to pay for any program related supplies and textbooks that may be required. This includes cost of licensure and cost of the background check for the Board of Nursing. Some additional grant funding is available if an applicant applies and qualifies for scholarship dollars through the Community College System of New Hampshire that could cover some of the additional expenses of the program. Applying for additional grant funding is optional and not guaranteed. 


Licensed nursing assistants, LNAs, care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. They work under the guidance of registered nurses and other medical workers. Duties can include:

  • Helping patients perform basic tasks like feeding, dressing and maintaining good hygiene
  • Monitoring patients' vital signs, including blood pressure and temperature
  • Changing bedsheets and cleaning patient rooms.
  • Communicate with patients
  • Record symptoms and health statuses
  • Stock supplies

Feel free to contact Human Resources with questions at 603.663.7978

Earn while

you learn!

Sherman got paid to learn and train and then transitioned into a full-time position with benefits at CMC. Jump start your new career with the apprenticeship program through ApprenticeshipNH, Manchester Community College, Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Health System. 

Catholic Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer and we embrace diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.