Archbold in collaboration with WorkSource Southwest Georgia —the Workforce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development located in Southwest Georgia—has implemented a unique on-site training program that will help meet the needs of individuals interested in a career as a CNA.

Archbold’s CNA program is partially funded by a federal grant from WorkSource Southwest Georgia.

  • Students selected for the nine-week training program will be hired as Archbold employees while earning CNA credit hours
  • Students will earn an hourly wage while completing 140 hours of course work and clinical hours
  • All CNA requirements outlined by the State of Georgia will be followed to ensure students are well-trained and prepared to care for patients
  • Upon program completion, graduates will sit for the Georgia CNA Certification Exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant and will be placed in a fulltime (40 hours/week) CNA position with one of Archbold’s nursing homes.
  • CNA’s, just like all nurses employed by Archbold, depending on the facility where they are placed, will work an 8-hour or 12-hour shirt, day or night, any day of the week including weekends and holidays.

Archbold and WorkSource Southwest Georgia will screen all applicants following standard employment practices, including a face-to-face interviews with program staff, WorkSource Southwest Georgia and the Archbold Human Resources department. In addition, candidates must also meet all the following requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Must be able to pass reading/math skill assessments
  • Cannot be enrolled in any other college courses during the program
  • Must have a clear background and drug screen
  • Must be tobacco/nicotine free

The next program start date is January 21, 2019.

Program application will be available September 1, 2018. The deadline to apply for the next program is December 15, 2018.

To see the program schedule (including hours), click here.

To apply for the program, click here.

IMPORTANT: If you have questions about the program, please email and provide your contact information. Due to the expected interest in the program, please allow one full week for a response to your application or email. Only those who submit a completed application online will be considered for the program. The program is limited to ten (10) students.