Mission partners with A-B Tech to offer competitive CNA scholarship program

November 29, 2017

If you’ve considered becoming a CNA, that goal may be a bit more in your reach, thanks to a competitive scholarship program Mission Health’s Career Exploration Center is offering once again, in conjunction with A-B Tech.

The Mission Grows CNA-I scholarship will cover full costs for the CNA-I certification program at A-B Tech. Award recipients will be able to select the CNA program schedule (see below) that best fits their individual needs, with classes held at the nearby A-B Tech campus on Victoria Road and on the Mission Hospital campus.

Students’ clinical rotations will be offered at Mission Health, and upon successful completion they will be fast-tracked for roles within the system. And if continued career growth is a goal, additional educational support may be available.

Who’s eligible?

The Mission Grows CNA-I Scholarship is open to area high school students and community members; current Mission Health staff and their dependents; to participants in our School At Work, Mission Possible or Students@Work programs.  Scholarship recipients must meet A-B Tech CNA-I program admission requirements, which include a high school diploma, GED or demonstrated ninth-grade reading level. Students also must have a TB skin test, background check and drug screen – all of which will be covered as part of the scholarship.

What’s included?

The scholarship will cover the full costs of the A-B Tech program, including tuition, books, uniform, background checks, drug screens, certification exam, shoes and watch.

In addition, scholarship recipients will receive complimentary services through Mission’s Career Exploration Center. This includes one-on-one career coaching, resume and interviewing assistance, and other resources upon request. Those applicants who are not selected for the Mission Grows CNA-I Scholarship will be referred to resources to assist in their career development, such as GED courses, School At Work and literacy resources, as needed.

What’s next?

Scholarship applications are due by Nov. 30, to the Career Exploration Center.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by Dec. 7.

Recipients will need to enroll in one of the following courses at A-B Tech, with clinical experience at Mission Health:

  • NUR-3240-476HC – Jan. 9-Mar. 18  (A-B Tech Asheville Campus, Speer)
  • NUR-3240-701HC – Jan. 22-May 18 (Evenings: Mission Hospital – St. Joseph Campus, West)
  • NUR-3240-607HC – Jan. 29-Mar. 21 (Mission Hospital – St. Joseph Campus, Arey)
  • NUR-3240-478HC – Mar. 3-May 3 (A-B Tech Asheville Campus, Speer)
  • NUR-3240-608HC – Apr. 2-May 23 (Mission Hospital – St. Joseph Campus, Arey)
  • NUR-3240-609HC – June 4-July 25 (Mission Hospital – St. Joseph Campus, Arey)

Scholarship recipients will need to register as soon as possible to make sure to get the class schedule that works best for them.

For more information, contact the Mission Health Career Exploration Center at careerexplorationcenter@msj.org or (828) 213-4488.