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Kula Hospital Approves Paid Nurse Aide Training Program for 2020

Hospital news | Thursday, November 14, 2019
Kula Hospital June 2019 Certified Nurse Aide Graduating Class

Successful completion of six-week program at Kula Hospital concludes with employment offer

WAILUKU, HAWAII – (November 14, 2019) ― After a successful program launch this year, Kula Hospital has announced that it will continue its paid training program for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Nurse Aide, next year in 2020. The program is open to anyone with a high school diploma or GED certificate. The next training cohort will take place at Kula Hospital over six weeks on Fridays and Saturdays and will begin in late January. Accepted students will be paid for the duration of the training and after successful completion will be offered full-time employment at Kula Hospital as a Certified Nurse Aide.

Applicants must have graduated high school or earned a GED. Other program requirements include excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal relations and customer service, as well as a demonstrated ability to provide culturally-sensitive and age-appropriate care. Applicants must also be at least 18 years old. Additional details can be found at Interested applicants should search for job number 834320, or email Talent Acquisition Consultant Jenel King at, as soon as possible. Only eight slots are open for the training program and the application process will close by December 23, or earlier - as soon as the available spots are all filled.

The CNA training program started in June 2019 and is part of the Maui Health’s “grow your own” initiative which includes a partnership with UH Maui’s College of Nursing as well as a number of advanced medical training programs offered to current Maui Memorial Medical Center employees. Since Maui Health’s inception in July 2017, it has hired over 100 students from University of Hawaii Maui College Nursing Program.

“We’re excited to continue this program and hope that this helps encourage people to explore a new career in healthcare so we can continue to build a sustainable workforce with talented members of our own community,” said Kerry Pitcher, Sr. Director of Long-Term Care & Critical Access at Kula Hospital and Lanai Community Hospital. “If you have a passion for serving and caring for others and want to make a difference in many lives, we encourage you to apply.”

Kula Hospital is a critical access hospital and emergency room serving the growing Upcountry Maui population. The Kula Hospital Emergency Department is staffed with a physician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is equipped to provide care and services for non-life-threatening emergencies including x-ray and laboratory, splinting, suturing, and wound care, as well as the administering of IV fluids and medications. On most weekdays, patients can be seen immediately, with little to no wait, making it a more convenient ER option for Upcountry residents. Kula Hospital provides compassionate long-term care to about 85 residents, most who have lived there for more than 5 years. Daily care includes occupational and recreational therapy, nutritional services, activities and excursions.

Photo: Kula Hospital’s CNA Training Program’s first graduating class (June 2019).


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