Interview Update

At Advocate Aurora Health, safety is always a top priority. We're rapidly evolving to protect our patients’ safety, limit our team members’ exposure and ensure a healthy community. Through all of this, we need to continue hiring top talent!  Whether you’ve already applied or are searching for open positions, we want to ensure you have a great experience with us and have an opportunity to connect face-to-face as much as possible. So, in line with our no visitor policy at our clinical locations, and as a proactive measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all of our interviews will be conducted via phone or video platform. We appreciate your flexibility and look forward to connecting!

Certified Nursing Assistants

You’re a CNA because you want to make a difference in patient care. You know its hard work – physically and emotionally - but you do it because you care. You have empathy. When a patient offers their heartfelt thanks for the care you’ve given to them, you feel rewarded and you know your effort was worth it. Being a CNA at Aurora allows you to take your career a step further in a professional, welcoming and nurturing environment. We have award winning facilities, but no matter where you are, the care we help you to provide is exceptional.


Our teams take a friendly, collaborative, integrated approach to patient care. We work with each other to drive the best outcomes, both for our patients and each other. We’re supportive, from saying “Hi” in the hallway to helping each other on a difficult day, because we know that when we work together and take care of each other, our patients will notice the difference. 


Many of our CNAs are also students, while others have families to care for. And everyone just needs a break sometimes. Managers work with their staff to offer as much flexibility in scheduling as they can. Caregivers also work together to trade shifts, as needed, helping each other out so everyone has the work-life balance they need. 

$1,000 Bonus

Join our team as a Certified Nursing Assistant within six months of your certification and receive up to $1,000 to reimburse your tuition costs. 

For those who are certified through an Aurora program, we'll pay you for the hours you spent in class, totaling nearly $1,400. 

Discuss this amazing opportunity with your recruiter when you apply.


Getting Started

Becoming a CNA requires a high school diploma and certification from any number of certification programs. Aurora St. Luke's, Grafton, Oshkosh and Summit each offer certification courses to help you start your health care career journey. Visit our Training Programs page for more information and to apply.

For those still in high school, Aurora offers a CNA Apprentice position. The CNA certificate is still required, but a high school diploma is not. This is an amazing opportunity to start your health care career journey early! 

Progressing Your Career 

How you progress your career at Aurora is up to you, but we’ll give you the tools and resources you need to become the caregiver you want to be. There are formal educational opportunities like classes through Aurora Academy, tuition discounts at select institutions and a tuition reimbursement program for a vast variety of degrees. But there’s also the informal learning. An RN bringing a CNA over to observe a procedure; the chance to cross-train as a health unit coordinator; the ability to interact and learn from the best nurses around.

Whether you stay in one unit for your career, like Norma who has been in the post-partum care unit of Sinai for 28 years, choose different specialties every few years to grow your knowledge or use the CNA experience as a stepping stone to a career as an RN, radiation tech, sonographer or other field, we want to help you succeed.

Find your CNA opportunity to start your career journey at Aurora!