St. John’s United provides an accredited nursing assistant training program for individual who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. St. John’s conducts this training as a pathway to employment and our hiring process will be explained in the interview.

The program offers 96 hours of training over 12 days. The class consists of both classroom and clinical training and is taught by qualified licensed nurse instructors. Each classroom day starts at 8:00am and ends at 4:30pm while each of the three clinical days start at 6:30am and end at 3:00pm. All practical training is performed side by side with healthcare professionals at St. John’s. After successful completion of the course, students are eligible to test for the Montana State Certification. Due to the intensive course load, 12 days of attendance are mandatory.

Upon acceptance into the CNA class, each student will attend New Hire Paperwork Day to review policies and procedures and sign an employment contract. The students will receive a wage of $11.50 per hour during the class which will increase to $15 per hour after class graduation. The student will repay the course fee of $750 if they chose to end employment within one year after class graduation.

Each new nursing assistant must successfully pass a State Certification Exam within 120 days of class graduation to continue CNA practice. Proctored exams are provided for employees of St. John’s United.

For more information on St. John’s CNA training, contact Lyndsay Collins, Employment Coordinator at (406) 655-5920.

All applicants will need to apply here to be considered for the CNA training class.

Now accepting applications!

Dates of the next available CNA classes:

  • November 18th- November 22nd, November 28th- December 8th
  • December 19th – December 21st, December 27th – January 6th
  • January 11th – January 26th
  • February 1st – February 16th
  • February 22nd – March 9th

Future classes to be announced.