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Student Nursing Assistant Program

If you're driven by a passion for helping others and aspire for a rewarding career in healthcare, look no further. At Nebraska Methodist Hospital, we provide comprehensive training, molding individuals into skilled nursing professionals. Here's an opportunity to make a tangible difference every day.

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An Overview of the Student Nursing Assistant Program

At the heart of Omaha's healthcare landscape, Nebraska Methodist Hospital, in partnership with Methodist Hospital Foundation and Nebraska Methodist College, presents the Student Nursing Assistant Program. This pioneering five-week hybrid course combines the strengths of both online and in-class education, ensuring you get a balanced and comprehensive learning experience. And the best part? This high-quality education comes at no cost, with a commitment to serve for two years.


Online Coursework 12 hours per week
In-class Skills Training 4 hours, 1 day a week
Paid, Hands-on Training in Patient Care Unit 16 hours a week

Student Expectations

  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Submission of a duly filled employment application
  • Successfully passing the selection interview for the program.
  • Adherence to all new hire onboarding procedures.
  • Completion of 76 hours of hybrid work: 4 hours weekly in class and 12 hours online.
  • Dedication of 16 hours weekly for paid on-the-job training at our renowned Methodist Hospital.
  • Consistency in completing all coursework – both online and offline.
  • Acquiring a pass grade in both written and skills examinations.
  • Maintaining impeccable attendance.
  • Post-training, a commitment to serve as a Nursing Assistant at Methodist Hospital for a minimum of 2 years, working 24 hours or more per week.
  • Meeting all the job prerequisites for the position.
  • Ensuring regular computer access for seamless online learning.

Student Fees

  • $43.00 - CNA Text Book
  • $60.00 - Nursing Assistant Scrubs

When the program is completed, students will:

  • Be promoted to Nursing Assistant with a pay increase
  • Commit to working at Methodist Hospital for 2 years
  • Work 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a week for 2 years
  • Will have Basic Life Support (BLS) via American Heart Association
  • Receive a bonus when promoted to Nursing Assistant - $500
  • First bonus paid end of year one (1) of employment - $1,000
  • Second bonus paid end of year two (2) of employment - $1,000
  • Lifelong memories of caring for others

Join us in Omaha and embark on a transformative journey in the realm of healthcare. The Student Nursing Assistant Program is your stepping stone to a brighter future.

Questions directed to Nikki Mercer at (402) 354-6487 or email at

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