Learn how you can make a difference as a CNA.


Why I love my job

Hear from one of our April 2023 graduates!

Keiffer Hainsworth talks about the wonderful Certified Nursing Assistant training she received at Finger Lakes Community College. Keiffer and her classmates (now colleagues at Thompson) benefited from the CNA Training Partnership between Thompson and FLCC, including the generous stipend they received to participate in the training. Way to go, Keiffer!

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Apprentice Information Sessions


How does the CNA training work? 

In partnership with Finger Lakes Community College, UR Medicine Thompson Health offers a five-week training course for individuals interested in becoming certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at the CCC. 

Thompson Health covers the full tuition, and participants receive payment while taking the class. They are hired into a CNA position at the CCC, where they are expected to remain employed – in a full- or part-time position – for at least one year from certification. 

This is a great way to start your career in healthcare.

Register to attend one of our Free Information Sessions:

Tuesday, July 11 at 3 p.m.

M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center, 350 Parrish Street, Canandaigua, NY 
Park in the extended lot in front of the building, and someone will greet you at the front door. Please arrive early to allow time for COVID screening. 

Please RSVP by Friday, July 7, 2023

Certified Nursing Assistant Apprentice


This is a wonderful opportunity for kind, empathic individuals to be trained for a rewarding career where you can truly touch the lives of residents and their families. Working as a CNA brings a sense of purpose where you really make a difference. Come and find out what it is like to feel valued in a warm and caring environment where leadership supports you & recognizes your hard work! Thompson Health also offers a whole healthcare system where you can grow your career and advance your skills through on-the-job training and/or academic support through our tuition assistance program!

What will you do as a C.N.A? You will assist residents in performing activities of daily living. This requires assisting with maintaining and/or improving the resident’s quality of life to the highest functional level.

How does the CNA training work? The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Training Program at Thompson Health is set up for candidates who are interested in becoming and then working as a CNA in the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center (CCC).

  • Individuals are hired as a Thompson Health employee prior to attending the class with the expectation they will work as a CNA in either a part-time or full-time capacity once licensed, for a minimum of one year.
  • The training course is fully paid by UR Thompson Medicine Health. Attendance is mandatory for classes as well as the onsite clinicals at our Continuing Care Center.
  • Individuals receive payment while taking the class. After training is complete & they successfully obtain the CNA certification, the pay rate will be increased accordingly.
  • Following the program, participants will be scheduled to take the NYS CNA Exam. Once the exam has been completed, the certified participants go through a clinical orientation, with a preceptor on the avenue/unit they are hired for.

If interested in this AWESOME opportunity, APPLY TODAY!

  • It is required that CNA Training Class participants remain employed in the Continuing Care Center in a full- or part-time status for at least 1 year from certification.
  • High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • The willingness to provide excellent care to residents
  • Good communication & customer service skills
  • Team-oriented, dependable, reliable, honest
  • Ability to handle unpleasant sights and odors
  • Positive Attitude
  • Empathetic, compassionate & courteous to residents
  • Able to attend all the classes on time for the entire period of classes.
  • Able to commit to working rotating weekends and holidays after the certification is obtained.
  • Must show proof of COVID vaccination.

** If you are looking to start working sooner than the next available class, we may be able to bring you on in a similar role prior to the class.



CNA Apprentice Program





If you have questions about our CNA Training Class or about becoming a nurse at Thompson Health please email:



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