Apprenticeship Opportunity 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Now accepting applicants! Please fill out the form below.

What does a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) do?

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) provide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. CNAs perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility.

Responsibilities of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) include, but are not limited to:

      • Providing for activities of daily living by assisting with serving meals, feeding patients as necessary and ambulating, turning, and positioning patients; and providing fresh water and nourishment between meals
      • Maintaining patient stability by checking vital signs and weight; testing urine and recording intake and output information
      • Providing patient comfort by utilizing resources and materials; transporting patients; answering patients’ call lights and requests; and reporting observations of the patient to nursing supervisor
      • Documenting actions by completing forms, reports, logs, and records
      • Maintaining work operations by following policies and procedures
      • Protecting organization’s value by keeping patient information confidential
      • Serving and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures; federal, state, and local requirements
      • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, participating in professional organizations, and maintaining licensure
      • Enhancing nursing department and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments

Learn more about the CNA apprenticeship program and what a CNA does.

What are the prerequisites and qualifications to start the program?

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to complete physical tasks
  • Ability to work in the United States
  • Provide photo ID and social security card
  • Medical clearance 


What is unique about the Certified Nursing Assistant opportunity at Staten Island PPS?

Through this program, you will be eligible to become a Certified Nursing Assistant Apprentice. This means that you will receive training and immediately start working at a skilled nursing facility that will ensure you receive thorough training and become skilled in your job. Upon completion of the apprenticeship program, you will receive a Certification of Completion of Apprenticeship by the Department of Labor. This is nationally recognized in all 50 states and is an achievement that you will have as part of your professional portfolio.

What are the requirements to become a Certified Home Health Aide Apprentice?

Successful completion of an accredited certified nursing assistant training program, a completed apprentice agreement, and completion of an apprenticeship program.

When is training offered?

Please fill out the form below to join the waiting list for the upcoming class.


Certified Nursing Assistant

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Why are you being asked to complete this form? Because we are a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program and participate in the National Registered Apprenticeship System that is regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor, we must reach out to, enroll, and provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship to qualified people with disabilities.[1] To help us learn how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for apprenticeship, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.
If you already are an apprentice within our registered apprenticeship program, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our apprentices at the time of enrollment, and then remind them yearly, that they may update their information. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to: blindness, deafness, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, autism, cerebral palsy, HIV/AIDS, schizophrenia, muscular dystrophy, bipolar disorder, major depression, multiple sclerosis (MS), missing limbs or partially missing limbs, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder, impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair, and intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation).

Equal opportunity standards for apprenticeship program

(1) The Staten Island PPS (sponsor) shall recruit, select, employ, and train apprentices during their apprenticeship without discrimination based on political or religious opinion or affiliation, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, sex, or age, unless sex or age constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification, or the physical or mental disability of a qualified individual with a disability;

(2) The SI PPS (sponsor) will uniformly apply regulations concerning apprentices, including but not limited to equality of wages, periodic advancement, promotion, assignment of work, job performance, rotation among all work processes of the trade, imposition of penalties or other disciplinary action, and all other aspects of the apprenticeship program administered by SI PPS; and

(3) The SI PPS shall take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship, including adoption of an affirmative action plan as required by these regulations. The PPS will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required by these regulations and 29 CFR 30.