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Certified Nursing Assistants

You are the backbone of healthcare. You spend more time giving direct care to patients than those in any other position. You are the one who provides the most intimate care in ways that preserve dignity and respect for our patients. You are important.

Ballad Health knows the critical link to healthcare that CNAs provide. We do our best to make this a place that feeds your soul as you minister to your patients.

Is Ballad Health right for you?

We hope so.

Here are some facts to help you decide:

  • You can work close to home.
    Ballad Health facilities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia include 21 hospitals, urgent care centers, rehabilitation centers, long-term care centers and more.
  • Ballad Health offers benefits that support your life.
    That includes health, vision and dental insurance plans; 401K matching program; disability and life insurance options; a wellness program; a flexible spending account, and much more.
  • We strive to foster a culture where people feel valued and want to work.
    Our values of respect, caring, faith, creativity, honesty and quality are represented in our work environment with team members as well as for our patients.

CNA positions are open throughout Ballad Health…


Apply for a CNA job today!

Want to be a Certified Nurse Assistant?

We’ll pay for your classes.

We offer the following training programs approved by Tennessee and Virginia Departments of Health to help you certify for a CNA career.

The classes offer the basics of bedside patient care, with emphasis on geriatrics and long-term care.

When you successfully complete the course, you’ll meet state requirements to take the Tennessee or Virginia nurse assistant certification exam.

In Tennessee

The Tennessee Certified Nurse Assistance (CNA) Program includes 60 hours of classroom time and an additional 40 hours of supervised clinical time.

Choose between evening or daytime courses.

In Virginia

The Virginia Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) / Nurse Aide Program is 80 hours of classroom time plus 40 hours of supervised clinical time.