Loretto's CNA Training Program

Start your healthcare career today with Loretto's paid CNA training program.


New Program Now Available in Auburn

Set your healthcare career in motion today by signing up for a 5-week Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program in either in Syracuse or Auburn. We offer a robust five-week training course for employees to grow their careers, gain hands-on experience and prepare for the state exam - all while being paid.

Earn while you learn

You will be paid throughout this five-week training. We also pay for exam-related fees because we invest in your success!

No previous experience required

Only the willingness to care for people.

CNA Program Overview

Loretto’s CNA Training is a 5-week program that includes both classroom learning and hands-on clinical training. For your convenience, training is offered at two locations, Loretto Health & Rehabilitation in Syracuse and The Commons on St Anthony in Auburn.

The program runs 8 times per year - but you can start earning even before you enter the course through our support services program. You will be immersed within a Loretto community and work and be paid in this support role before and throughout the duration of the course.

After completing the course, you will be ready to take the state exam, including a written and skilled clinical portion. After passing, you will be certified to work as a Nursing Assistant in NYS!

Training Curriculum


Job Outlook

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics CNA Quick Facts (2022)

2022 Median Pay$35,740 per year
$17.18 per hour
Work Experience in a Related OccupationNone
Number of Jobs, 20221,406,800
Job Outlook, 2022-324% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2022-3258,400

And the growth doesn't stop there. Once you are a CNA, you can continue to grow your healthcare career and take advantage of Loretto’s comprehensive training programs including our CHHA program, LPN Apprenticeship Program, and several EDGE training programs. Apply today to jumpstart your healthcare career!

"As a CNA in the short-term rehab unit, I enjoy being able to see the patients progress in their recovery and eventually be able to return home. I feel appreciated by the patients in our care. It's very rewarding."

- Tina Cole, CNA at The Commons on St. Anthony