Coming: Fall 2024 - See How to Apply

The Certified Nursing Assistant apprenticeship program prepares students for an entry-level position in the field.

This grant-funded Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) apprenticeship program provides classroom and hands-on training while earning a salary with a Rowan College at Burlington County employer partner.

A CNA performs many basic care tasks for patients, like grooming, dressing, bathing, eating and exercising. They also assist the nursing staff with medical tasks like taking blood, monitoring vitals with medical equipment and reporting patient behavior and well-being. Their role is to ensure patients are comfortable and well cared for while under the care of doctors and nurses in hospitals, outpatient centers and long-term care facilities.

Apprentices will be trained in the following areas:

  • Dementia Care
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Life Support - CPR
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Personability

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will earn three nationally recognized industry credentials, including Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification, Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Certification, and US Department of Labor Apprenticeship Certification.


Qualifications for Grant-Funding:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • New Jersey Resident
  • ​18 years of age or older
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19
How to Apply:

1. Submit resume to CNA Resume Dropbox (must be completed before information session).

2. Fill out information for the Certified Nursing Assistant Apprenticeship email list

3. Interview with an RCBC employer partner (will be scheduled by RCBC).

Equal Employment Opportunity Pledge

Rowan College at Burlington County will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX (INCLUDING PREGNANCY AND GENDER IDENTITY), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR BECAUSE THEY ARE AN INDIVIDUAL WITH A DISABILITY OR A PERSON 40 YEARS OLD OR OLDER. Rowan College at Burlington County will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

YOUR RIGHT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY It is against the law for a sponsor of an apprenticeship program registered for Federal purposes to discriminate against an apprenticeship applicant or apprentice based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, age (40 years or older), genetic information, or disability. The sponsor must ensure equal opportunity with regard to all terms, conditions, and privileges associated with apprenticeship.

FILING A DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT If you think that you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with:

Philadelphia District Office

801 Market Street, Suite 1000
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3126
United States


Robert McMeekin

You may also be able to file complaints directly with the EEOC, or State fair employment practices agency. If those offices have jurisdiction over the sponsor/employer, their contact information is listed below.

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (FEPA)

31 Clinton Street 3rd Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

Tel: 973-648-2700


EACH COMPLAINT FILED MUST BE MADE IN WRITING AND INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: 1. Complainant’s name, address, and telephone number, or other means of contact, for contacting the complainant. 2. The identity of the respondent (i.e. the name, address, and telephone number of the individual or entity that the complainant alleges is responsible for the discrimination). 3. A short description of the events that the complainant believes were discriminatory, including but not limited to when the events took place, what occurred, and why the complainant believes the actions were discriminatory (for example, because of his/her race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, or disability). 4. The complainant’s signature or the signature of the complainant’s authorized representative.