CNA to LPN Bridge Program

Ohana Pacific Health   Kaneohe, HI   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on April 26, 2024

Calling all future Nurses, start your journey and become a Licensed Practical Nurse within 14 months with Ohana Pacific Health! Apply today and connect with our Talent team on your next steps.

The CNA to LPN Bridge Program begins in January 2025 and ends in December 2025. A separate UHMC nursing program application is required for consideration in the program and will be available in September 2024!

The Company:

We are Ohana Pacific Health. We positively impact thousands of lives each year with the "Ohana Experience", an organizational culture based on excellence and genuine care. 

  • Hawaii's largest, locally owned post-acute healthcare company.
  • Our vision is to transform how healthcare is provided throughout Hawaii. 

 About the CNA to LPN Bridge Program:

In partnership with University of Hawai’i Maui College’s hybrid Practical Nursing (PN) program, the CNA to LPN Bridge is designed especially for working CNAs and other healthcare professionals who want to become Licensed Practical Nurses.  Eligible employees have an opportunity to become PNs while they are working. PN graduates with the Certificate of Achievement are prepared to work under the supervision of a Registered Nurse at our OPH Communities. 

 The Position:

We're looking for passionate Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) who would love to advance in their career in the Bridge Program. Our CNAs help us with providing nursing care and services for residents, that include personal and restorative care and activities of daily living. 

  • Ohana Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) orient residents to the unit and facility: Bathroom, call system, shower schedule, and lanai/common areas; introduces residents at table; informs of meal schedule and snack times; and informs of activity calendar and where activities are held.
  • Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) respond to resident calls, call bells, call lights, alarms immediately. Responds to family requests immediately. Informs Charge Nurse when required.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent. / Minimum age of 18.
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) certification with the State of Hawaii or currently enrolled in a State Approved Nurse Aide Program. 
  • Current and valid 2 Step TB clearance (can be done in-house).

 The Benefits:

  • Float Pool Opportunity – flexible schedule, great for those who love to travel!
  • Financial Assistance available at various communities
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/401K 
  • Excellent growth and advancement opportunities
  • Mission Driven Ohana & Dedicated Team Culture
  • Competitive pay and benefits

Ohana Pacific Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by federal or state law. Learn more: EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement. Ohana Pacific Health participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more at: E-Verify

Applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Acquisitions team.