Providence St. Elias Specialty Hospital


Becoming a CNA has never been easier. 

Whether you’re interested in starting a healthcare career or looking for inspiring work, now is the time to become a CNA.

CNA training in Alaska is provided by State Approved Nurse Aide Training Programs. Training includes a total of 140 hours that includes both classroom or online and clinical or hands-on instruction.

Download a list of state-approved training programs.

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There are 2 paths to complete training and become a CNA.

  1. Apply for a position with a nursing home or hospital offering on-the-job training to prepare for the CNA exam.

  2. Apply to a training program to complete CNA training, pass the state exam, and find a job.

Personalized support is available!

We can help you find the best path to becoming a Certified Nurse Aide. Complete the form and we will connect you with jobs or training programs to best meet your needs.

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Reach out to each facility / training center directly for more information. Click on the blue Facility/Organization name to link to their website, or click on the blue Contact Name to email the facility contact.

Facility-based CNA program
Training provided by a hospital or nursing home to nurse aides who have been hired to work at the facility. Training as part of employment.

Non facility-based CNA programs
Training provided by a vocational training center or university to anyone interested in becoming a CNA. Clinical portion of the training occurs at a hospital or nursing home. No employment commitment is required. Train now, work later.


These facilities across Alaska are currently hiring CNAs. Contact each facility for more information- click on the blue Facility/Organization name to link to their website.