JMH, Ivy Tech Launch CNA Employment-Training Program

June 14, 2022 Author: Johnson Memorial Health

Johnson Memorial Health l Franklin Indiana

FRANKLIN, IN – To create a pipeline for entry-level health care employees, Johnson Memorial Health and Ivy Tech are teaming up to provide training and immediate employment for Certified Nursing Assistants.

JMH initially will hire 10 people to work as CNAs and pay for their 12-week certification training through the Ivy Tech’s Franklin campus. In return, the participants must commit to working for JMH for at least one year.

“Our Certified Nursing Assistants are an essential part of patient care. We have a need for these employees and believe that offering a paycheck and tuition assistance is an excellent way to attract them to JMH,” said Dr. David Dunkle, Johnson Memorial Health President/CEO.

Certified Nursing Assistants provide basic care to patients and assist them in daily activities. They work under the supervision of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Physicians.

Participants must be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate and pass tuition-free coursework at Ivy Tech Franklin. They also will be paid to work at the Franklin hospital campus on other days. Indiana’s Department of Health requires CNAs to pass certification requirements at an approved institution.

Ivy Tech provides training and certification pathways for CNAs and other licensed healthcare positions.

Dunkle said the student/employees will be part of Johnson County's leading healthcare system and will work with people who care for their community. They also will be positioned well for professional growth at JMH.

“This is a great opportunity for people who have a compassion for people and want to have a purpose in their career,” Dunkle added.

He also said that CNAs, like all JMH employees, are eligible for benefits including training reimbursements and education scholarships.

More information about the CNA certification/work program and an online application portal can be found on Johnson Memorial Health’s website.


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Are you seeking a job that doesn't involve stacking boxes in a warehouse or serving fast food through a window?

If so, check out our Certified Nursing Assistant program through Johnson Memorial Health and Ivy Tech Franklin. This is the pathway to becoming a Patient Care Technician at JMH.


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