Jump-start your healthcare career

We’re holding a Health Career Fair on Wednesday, September 27 from 3-6pm at the Health Center. Stop in to learn about career opportunities and educational opportunities in partnership with NICC.

CNA Training program

Do you want to start a career in healthcare? Stonehill can help you obtain your CNA certification, make a difference in the lives of residents, and get established in your career in a matter of weeks with our CNA Training program.


No prior experience or certification is required to work as a Nursing Assistant with Stonehill. With the CNA Training Program, Stonehill is able to help individuals begin healthcare careers. New employees are able to build relationships with peers in their field and earn an income while they are enrolled in a training class. Individuals are paid at a CNA rate and receive on-the-job training with our CNA mentor, a veteran member of our Nursing team, on CNA clinical and job duties and responsibilities.


Enter into the field of Nursing prior to completing CNA certification. Stonehill will pay for CNA classes and/or certification tests of those who are hired as Nursing Assistants in the CNA Training Program. Individuals enrolled in the program may also be eligible for additional support services through Northeast Iowa Community College.


Apply Now


  1. Apply for a Nursing Assistant or CNA position at Stonehill. See CNA Openings.
  2. Apply to NICC for enrollment in a CNA class by November 1, 2023. Stonehill will pay for your class in advance.
  3. Begin work at Stonehill as a Nursing Assistant, earning pay at the CNA base rate of $19/hour.
  4. Receive on-the-job training with an experienced member of our Nursing team on CNA clinical and job duties and responsibilities
  5. Complete the hybrid CNA class, in-person labs at the NICC Town Clock Business Center (downtown Dubuque), and clinicals at Stonehill or another Dubuque facility. Stonehill has a computer lab available for attending virtual classes.
  6. Pass the CNA State exam in December 2023. Stonehill will pay for testing for certification in the State of Iowa.
  7. Transition fully into a CNA role.
  8. Learn how Stonehill can support the next step in your nursing career.


CNA certification is the first step in a healthcare career. The 80-hour CNA course prepares students for employment as a nurse aide. For those who wish to continue growing in their nursing career, it fulfills the prerequisite for admission into the Northeast Iowa Community College nursing program. The fast-paced combination of classroom/virtual classroom, hands-on labs, and off-site clinical experience addresses basic nursing and personal care skills, patient rights and communication. Special attention to mental, physical and social health of geriatric and special populations is included.

Learn more about the CNA program at NICC


CNA's at Stonehill Communities provide assistance to residents with activities of daily living. We offer a variety of scheduling options across multiple shifts and either full time or part-time status.

Employees working 8-hour shifts are scheduled to work every other weekend and every other holiday. Employees working 12-hour shifts are scheduled to work every third weekend and every other holiday.

Our dedicated Nursing team will work with you to achieve the best work and life balance to insure your success. Individuals participating in a CNA course will be able to attend all scheduled in-person class and clinical times. We want you to be successful!

Other benefits include:

  • Competitive starting pay at $19.00/hour with credit for experience
  • $2.00/hour shift differential for 2nd and 3rd shifts
  • See other benefits at Stonehill Communities
  • Advancement opportunities including scholarships and tuition assistance for continuing education


Contact Miranda in Human Resources by email or phone.