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CHI Health Career Ladder CNA Program

About the Program

CHI Health is partnering with local Certified Nursing Assistant Programs to offer students CNA training in exchange for full or part-time employment. The CHI Health Career Ladder CNA Program works to build a sustainable health career ladder dedicated to advancing educational and career opportunities for under-represented youth / young adults to support cultural, ethnic, racial and linguistic diversity in the health sector workforce.The CHI Health Career Ladder CNA Program works to build a sustainable health career ladder dedicated to advancing educational and career opportunities for under-represented youth / young adults to support cultural, ethnic, racial and linguistic diversity in the health sector workforce.


*Prior to enrollment, interview and meet with CHI Health for acceptance.
*Be in good academic standing.
*Be able to pass a criminal background check and employee physical exam, TB test required.
*Be at least 18 years old or a high school senior.

Program Expectations

*Complete the CNA program.
*Become registered as a CNA in the state of Nebraska DHHS.
*Work for CHI Health for a minimum of 1 year as a CNA.

*CNA Locations and Schedule - All classes are 5 or 6 weeks in duration
*Evenings and weekend hybrid online/ in-person classes are available through Metropolitan Community College South and Fulton Homes Education Center of Omaha
*Locations vary and classes are offered throughout the calendar year.

CNA Program Application

*Currently accepting applications, click here to apply

This program will cover

*CNA Program Tuition and Fees (includes textbooks, scrubs and other expenses)
*State Certification Fee

What you may be responsible for

*Students that do not complete the program will be held responsible for tuition and fees.
*Interns are required to work for CHI Health for the minimum of 1 year.
*Interns are required to meet with CHI Health advisor minimum of two times during the program.


*Students will be interviewed by CHI Health leader(s) for acceptance into the program and contacted after the interview with acceptance status.
*Near program completion, students will apply online to CHI Health and start the pre-employment requirements.
*Once the student passes state certification and is certified by NE DHHS, a start date will be agreed upon.


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Media Coverage

*Oct 20, 2021 – 3 KMTV NEWS NOW Omaha

  *CHI Health and Latino Center of the Midlands helping students break into healthcare

*Oct 21, 2021 – Telemundo Nebraska

  *Latino Center of the Midlands brinda ayuda financiera a estudiantes gracias a CHI Health

*Oct 21, 2021 – KETV7 

  *$600,000 grant gives real-life experiences to high school students, colleges say solution is not just one thing

*Oct 21, 2021 – Omaha World Herald

  *CHI Health, Latino Center of the Midlands to address shortage of healthcare workers

*Nov 26, 2021 – 6 news 

  *Partnership in Omaha comes at perfect time for medical field needing more professionals

*Jul 10, 2022 – Omaha World Herald

  *Health care sector in Nebraska works to rebuild, bolster workforce

Upcoming Events

Coming Soon

Click here to apply for the Health Career Ladder CNA Program

For questions, please contact Saida Selene Espinoza



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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here.

CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.