Training to Move Temporary CNAs to Full CNAs

Training for Temporary Nurse Assistants to CNA

Individuals who completed the ACHA/NCAL eight hour, on-line temporary nurse aide training course may apply for admission and funding for certified nurse aide education. All facilities must coordinate the training through Aleen Wilker – . Funding is not guaranteed. It is important to pursue funding as quickly as possible.

Dawn Career Institute (certified nurse aide training program) and The Ministry of Caring have established a coordinated effort to provide nurse aide education and funding. An individual must contact Michael Sullivan at (302) 652-5522 to request interest in the CNA program per referral of Aleen Wilker. The individual will then interview with Mike Glanz, Director of Dawn Career Institute. Dawn Career Institute is located at 252 Chapman Road, Suite 100, Newark, DE 19702. Mike Glanz can be reached at (302) 273-3560 extension 421 or Each candidate must complete a minimum of 67 classroom hours and 16 clinical hours under school faculty supervision.

Dawn Career Institute runs classes every four weeks. The first opening for new candidates is June 28, 2021.

Each candidate may apply for funding through the Delaware Department of Labor. Each candidate must visit and click on the training providers tab. They can also call the local office (there may be a long wait) or visit to be connected to a live chat person. Once each candidate is connected to a case manager, please report your referral was by Aleen Wilker.


·         Wilmington American Job Center – Fox Valley (302) 761-8085
·         Newark American Job Center – Newark (302) 368-6622
·         Georgetown American Job Center – Georgetown (302) 856-5230
·         Dover American Job Center – Dover (302) 739-5473


Nurse Maggie Career Institute. Felicitas Ateghang is the program Director, with email; Current list of upcoming sessions: June 28, July 26, August 23, September 20, October 18, November 22 and December 13, 2021.

Delaware Skills Center (certified nurse aide training program) contact is Silvia or Anne Marie with telephone is (302) 683-3646. Delaware Skills Center, 500 Ships Landing Way, New Castle, DE 19720 and The next available class runs Monday thru Friday from 9 am- 3 pm, July 6 thru August 6, 2021. There are 24 training seats available. This program will have evening session available at the end of August.

Cora Career Institute (certified nurse aide training program) contact is Mirlourdes Beliard, RN, CRNP, with telephone (302) 715- 5477. Cora Career Institute is located at 10252 Stone Creek Drive, Unit #2, Laurel, DE 19956.The next class begins in July, 2021 with ten seats available for the day session and ten seats available for the evening session.

DTCC-Terry Campus-Workforce Development. The contact person is Jillian Whitney with telephone

(302) 857-1500 and The school campus is located at 10 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904.

Unity Career Institute. The contact person is Esu Obo, RN, MSN with telephone (302) 670-8323 and The school is located at 2131B South DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 1901.

Sussex Tech Adult Education. The contact person is Michelle Lynch, Coordinator with telephone (302) 853-1553 and . The school is located at 1709 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 1947.

DTCC-Owens Campus- Workforce Development. The contact person is Lee Ann Gunning, program manager with telephone (302) 259-634 and The school is located at 2179 College Drive, Georgetown, DE 1947.

Polytech-Adult Education. The contact person is Mary Wilt, Career Program Specialist with telephone (302) 697-4545 and The school is located at 823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside, DE 19980