Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) is a collaborative partnership of Eastern Shore healthcare facilities, hospitals, colleges and assisted living centers that is funded through Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR). The program pays (either partially or in-full) for participants to receive Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training and licensing. EARN partners then work together to assist these new CNAs in job placement.


The program is in its third phase of funding and continues to increase numbers of CNAs trained and placed within the healthcare industry. Current EARN funding has been dedicated to training CNAs, credential stacking, and Mental Health First Aid training.