CNA Programs in Wisconsin


With expected growth in the demand for Certified Nursing Assistants in Wisconsin expected to be around 13% between now and 2016, there’s never been a better time to find a job as a nurses aide in the state.

Before you can, however, you will need to undergo Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training and certification, and if you plan to do that, there are several things you should know first.

State Approval for CNA Training in Wisconsin

Like most states in the US, Wisconsin is responsible for setting it’s own CNA training standards, and for approving CNA training programs in the state. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Division of Quality Assurance is the body responsible for approving and reviewing training programs for nurses aides in the state, so the first thing to do is ensure that whatever CNA class you choose is accredited by them.

It’s important to note that there are currently no online classes or distance learning programs that are approved by the state, and that if you sign up for one of those, you will probably not be eligible for certification.

Where to Train As a CNA in Wisconsin

There are state approved CNA training programs in most counties in Wisconsin. They are typically offered by nursing homes, colleges and community colleges, vocational schools and private institutions.

It doesn’t matter which of the available training options you choose – as long as they are approved by the state of Wisconsin, so always ask before you sign up.

The CNA Training Program in Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, the state approved training program for candidate CNA’s consists of a total of 120 clock hours, 32 of which is devoted to supervised clinical training.

The program covers everything you will need to work as a certified nurses aide in the state – from communications skills required by the job, to basic nursing, working with patients affected by dementia and more. In fact, once you have completed the program, you should be competent to work as a nurses aide anywhere in the state.

CNA Certification in Wisconsin

Before you can accept a job offer as a nurses aide in Wisconsin, even after you have completed CNA training, you will need to pass the NNAAP or National Nurse Aide Assessment Program, which is run in the state by Pearson Vue. The exam tests both practical and theoretical skills, and once you have passed it, you will be eligible for registration.

Prospects and Earnings for Certified Nurse Assistants in Wisconsin

Thanks to an aging population, there’s a surge in the demand for trained medical staff, like nurses aides, in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the US. That means that jobs are easier to find, and more secure than in many other industries.

Add to that the relatively short training and certification period, and an expected average salary of just under $25,000 for a CNA in Wisconsin, and it’s no wonder that this is one of the most attractive healthcare career options in the state at the moment.

Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
Division of Quality Assurance
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Office of Caregiver Quality
P.O. Box 2969, Madison, WI 53701
Phone: (608) 261-8319

Wisconsin State Board of Nursing
West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses
101 Dee Drive, Suite 102
Charleston, WV 25311-1620
Tel: 304.558.3596 or 877.743.NURS (6877)

 

Accredited CNA Training Classes & Programs in Wisconsin

Amber House, Inc. Nurse Aide Training Course – Milwaukee

7414 West Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53218
Phone: (414) 393-9922

American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter

2131 Deckner Ave., Green Bay, WI 54308
Phone: (920) 227-4291

American Red Cross Western Wisconsin Chapter – Altoona

3728 Spooner Ave., Altoona, WI 54720
Phone: (715) 834-4182

Aurora Medical Center CNA Class – Oshkosh

855 N West Haven Drive, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54904
Phone: (920) 456-7376

Bethel Center Nursing Assistant Course – Arpin

8014 Bethel Rd., Arpin, WI 54410
Phone: (715) 652-2103

Blackhawk Technical College Nurse Aide Training Course – Janesville

P.O. Box 5009, Janesville, Wisconsin 53547
Phone: (608) 757-7699

C. Ross Educational Center Nurse Aide Program – Milwaukee

7905 West Appleton Ave., Suite 202, Milwaukee, WI 53218
Phone: (414) 438-9390

Care Aide Program – Park Falls

250 Lawrence Ave., Park Falls, Wisconsin 54552
Phone: (715) 762-2449

Chippewa Valley Technical College – Eau Claire

620 West Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
Phone: (715) 833-6294

Clarity Care Home Health Nurse Aide Training – Oshkosh

424 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901
Phone: (920) 236-6560

Clearview Long Term Care and Rehabilitation – Juneau

199 Home Rd., Juneau, WI 53039
Phone: (920) 386-3400

CNA Professional Services, LLP – Boyceville

E1602 1198th Street, Boyceville, Wisconsin 54725
Phone: (715) 643-4068

Community Healthcare Training Center CNA Training Course – Milwaukee

6815 West Capital Dr., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53216
Phone: (414) 578-3132

Fox Valley Technical College Nurse Aide Course – Appleton

P.O. Box 2277, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912
Phone: (920) 735-5774

Gateway Technical College – Elkhorn

400 County Rd. H, Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: (262) 741-8304

Gateway Technical College – Kenosha

3520 30th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 564-2374

Gateway Technical College Nurse Aide Training – Racine

1001 South Main Street, Racine, WI 53403
Phone: (262) 619-6688

Good Samaritan Society CNA Training – Scandia Village – Sister Bay

10560 Applewood Road, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Phone: (920) 854-2317

Grace Lutheran Foundation Nurse Aide Training Program – Eau Claire

P.O. Box 287, Eau Claire, WI 54702
Phone: (715) 832-3003

Grand View Care Center – Blair

620 Grand View Ave., Blair, Wisconsin 54616
Phone: (608) 989-2511

Greater Waupaca Red Cross – Waupaca

418 School Street, Waupaca, Wisconsin 54981
Phone: (715) 258-5055

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc. – La Crosse

1900 South Ave., La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Phone: (608) 775-4329

Ingleside Nursing Home Nurse Aide Course – Mount Horeb

407 North 8th Street, Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572
Phone: (608) 437-5511

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College – Hayward

13466 West Trepania Rd., Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: (715) 634-4790

Lakeshore Technical College – Cleveland

1290 North Ave., Cleveland, WI 53015
Phone: (920) 693-1386

Life Care Nursing Assistant Training – Weyauwega

E 6264 County Highway X, Weyauwega, WI 54983
Phone: (715) 258-8131

Linden Grove – Menomonee Falls

West 180 North 8071 Town Hall Rd., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Phone: (262) 797-4600

Linden Grove CNA Class – Waukesha

425 North University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: (262) 797-4600

Linden Grove Nurse Aide Training Course – Mukwonago

837 East County Rd. NN E, Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149
Phone: (262) 797-4600

Linden Grove Nursing Assistant Program – New Berlin

13755 West Fieldpointe Dr., New Berlin, WI 53151
Phone: (262) 797-4600

Madison Area Technical College – Fort Atkinson

211 North Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 258-2479

Madison Area Technical College – Madison

211 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 258-2479

Madison Area Technical College – Reedsburg

211 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 258-2479

Madison Area Technical College CNA Class – Watertown

211 North Carroll Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608) 258-2479

Madison Area Technical College CNA Course – Portage

211 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 258-2479

Madison Area Technical College Nurse Aide Training Course – Blackboard

211 North Carroll Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: (608) 258-2479

Medical Assets of Wisconsin CNA Training Program – Pewaukee

W239 N3490 Pewaukee Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: (414) 256-3680

Mid-State Technical College – Wisconsin Rapids

500 32nd Street North, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
Phone: (715) 422-5318

Milwaukee Area Technical College

700 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 297-8569

Milwaukee Center For Independence Nurse Aide Training

2020 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Phone: (414) 937-2161

Moraine Park Technical College – Fond Du Lac

700 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916
Phone: (920) 887-1441

Moraine Park Technical College – West Bend

700 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 887-1441

Moraine Park Technical College CNA Training – Centers

700 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 887-1441

Moraine Park Technical College Nurse Aide Training – Beaver Dam

700 Gould Street, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 887-4497

Neway Directions CNA Course – Madison

6400 Gisholt Drive, Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 221-1920

Nicolet Area Technical College – Rhinelander

P.O. Box 518, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 365-4910

Northcentral Technical College – Blackboard

1000 Campus Dr., Wausau, WI 54401
Phone: (715) 675-3331

Northcentral Technical College – Wausau

1000 Campus Dr., Wausau, WI 54401
Phone: (715) 803-1338

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College CNA Program – Green Bay

P.O. Box 19042, Green Bay, WI 54307
Phone: (920) 498-7141

Quality Health Care Options, Inc. CNA Program – Wauwatosa

7425 Harwood Ave., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213
Phone: (414) 475-7337

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College – Blackborough

1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Phone: (608) 822-3362

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College – Fennimore

1800 Bronson Blvd., Fennimore, WI 53809
Phone: (608) 822-3362

Spring Valley Health Care Services – Spring Valley

W 500 State Road 29, Spring Valley, WI 54767
Phone: (715) 778-5545

St. Croix Valley Good Samaritan Center

750 East Louisiana Street, St Croix Falls, WI 54024
Phone: (715) 483-9815

St. Joseph Residence, Inc. Nurse Aide Training – New London

107 East Beckert Rd., New London, Wisconsin 54961
Phone: (920) 982-5354

The Art of Healing Nursing Assistant Course – Milwaukee

2616 North Grants Blvd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210
Phone: (414) 213-7409

Touchstone Learning Center – North Fond Du Lac

300 Winnebago Street, North Fond Du Lac, WI 54937
Phone: (920) 922-7242

Trempealeau County Health Care Center – Whitehall

W20298 State Rd. 121, Whitehall, Wisconsin 54773
Phone: (715) 299-5544

Waukesha County Technical College CNA Program – Blackboard

800 Main Street, Suite 219, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
Phone: (262) 691-5243

Waukesha County Technical College CNA Program – Pewaukee

800 Main Street, Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
Phone: (262) 691-5243

Waunakee Manor Health Care Center CNA Class

801 Klein Drive, Waunakee, WI 53597
Phone: (608) 849-5016

Western Technical College CNA Class – Blackboard

400 7th Street North, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9409

Western Technical College CNA Class – La Crosse

400 7th Street North, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9413

Wisconsin CNA Training Center – Campbellsport

526 Mill Street, Campbellsport, WI 53010
Phone: (920) 533-1172

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – New Richmond

505 Pine Ridge Dr., Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
Phone: (715) 209-7847

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Rice Lake

505 Pine Ridge Dr., Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
Phone: (715) 209-7847

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College – Shell Lake

505 Pine Ridge Dr., Shell Lake, Wisconsin 54871
Phone: (715) 209-7847

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College CNA Course – Superior

505 Pine Ridge Dr., Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone: (715) 209-7847

Wisconsin Veterans Home Ainsworth Hall – King

N2665 County Rd. QQ, King, Wisconsin 54946
Phone: (715) 258-1668

Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center – Chippewa Falls

7490 156th Street, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729
Phone: (715) 723-9341

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