UPMC Certified Nursing Assistant Trainee in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Do you enjoy helping others? Are you looking for a hands-on job where you can make a difference every day? A career in health care could be perfect for you! Get started with our Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Trainee Program where we offer paid training for candidates interested in becoming Certified Nursing Assistants at UPMC!

Course Details:

  • Learn the skills you need to take the CNA certification exam!

  • Classes are held Monday through Friday for 18 days, during the daylight shift.

  • Four week program includes classroom and clinical training plus CPR certification.

  • Complete the classes and begin working on-site as a CNA.

  • All classes and exam fees are covered!

  • Perfect attendance and punctuality for the CNA class is required.


  • Promptly reporting to class as assigned

  • Provide resident care under direct supervision of the Nursing Assistant Instructor

  • Obtain assignment from Nursing Assistant Instructor

  • Make rounds to all residents on assignment to make sure the resident has no immediate requests

  • Meet resident needs as identified during rounds

  • Consistently work cooperatively and pleasantly with all staff, residents, family members, and Nursing Assistant Instructor

  • Follow Resident Rights policies at all times

  • Maintain confidentiality of information at all times

  • Follow all UPMC policies and procedures

Once you complete the classes, you will begin training/working as a CNA at one of the UPMC Senior Communities listed below!

  • Canterbury Place (Lawrenceville)

  • Heritage Place (Squirrel Hill)

  • Seneca Place (Verona)



  • High school graduate or GED required

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification preferred

  • Act 34 and Older Adult Protective Services Act clearance (when required) as needed

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