CNA Classes

CNA classes

Become a CNA in just two weeks and launch your career in healthcare!

As a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you will be introduced to the rewarding field of healthcare while providing care to people with a wide range of health conditions. If you are a compassionate person with good communication skills, thrive on multi-tasking, and and have an eye for detail, becoming a CNA may be the perfect fit for you.

Once enrolled in our state-approved Nurse Aide Training Program, you will receive classroom, lab, and clinical time while gaining hands-on experience with patients. Coursework includes nursing skills, infection control, safety, residents' rights, and more.

After successfully completing the class and passing the competency exam, you will be able to work in the healthcare setting of your choice and enjoy a career ladder with great earning and learning opportunities.

Class Requirements

  • Students must be 15 years or older on the first day of class. (Please note: Most employers require age 16+ to work as a CNA.)
  • Your seat in the class is not guaranteed until your payer source is confirmed.
  • Attendance is mandatory for all 75 hours of class (42 hours of classroom instruction and 33 hours of clinical instruction).
  • Scrubs of any color and clean, comfortable healthcare-appropriate footwear (no Crocs or open-toed shoes) are required for all classes. You must have a watch with a second hand on it. Smartwatches are not allowed.
  • The COVID-19 vaccine - or an approved medical or religious exemption with accommodation - is required to take the class. The clinical portion of this class most often takes place at skilled nursing centers/nursing homes. • Due to the Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate, even if you plan to work at an assisted living residence or other non-mandated vaccine setting after the class, the above still applies to be a student in the class.

Class Fee

If you are receiving financial assistance from another entity, this class fee section may not apply to you.

We offer two fee structures based on your purpose for taking the CNA class. Your seat in the class is not guaranteed until we have received your class payment. Once we receive the full payment, we will send you an email confirming your seat in the class.

  • Option 1: Class Only - $495
    If you are only taking the class as a pre-requisite for school/college and you do NOT intend to work as a CNA after the class is over, this is the option for you. The fee covers the cost of class materials and textbooks but does not include the $125 fee for the state exam.
  • Option 2: Class and State Exam - $620
    If you intend to work as a CNA after completing the class, you will need to take the state exam. This fee covers the cost of class materials, textbooks, and the state exam. In addition, our educators will help you sign up for a testing date.

Please note: If you are not successful on your first attempt and need to retake any portion of the state exam, you will be responsible for any additional testing fees.

Class Fee Assistance

If you need assistance paying for the class, please consider the following options and resources:

Refunds

You may request a refund in writing up to 10 days prior to the first day of class. There is a 10% administrative fee for all refunds. Send an email to

Testing

The Healthcare Workforce Training Institute shares space with two local CNA testing sites. We offer practice sessions prior to the test to help ensure you understand the correct performance of skills and to help relieve any test-related anxiety you may be experiencing. After successfully completing the course, you will be eligible to take the state exam. This test includes a written and a skills portion. Once you pass both tests, we enter your name into the state CNA registry.

Ready to take the CNA state exam? Register here.

Lapsed or Expired CNA License

If you want to start working as a CNA again, but your CNA license has lapsed or expired, you will need to contact the statewide testing agency Headmaster at 877-201-0758. Headmaster will navigate you through the steps to prepare you for retesting. In most cases, retaking the nurse aide training program is not necessary.

Transferring an Out-of-State CNA License to Wisconsin

Are you a CNA moving to Wisconsin and would like to transfer your license so you can continue your CNA career? Complete the Out-of-State Transfer Application now.

Dec 05-23

CNA

3:30 PM - 9:00 PM, includes supper break
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Becky Czysz
Instructor

Becky Czysz, RN
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Dec 12-23

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Bobby Scanlon
Instructor

Bobby Scanlon, RN
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Dec 12-28

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Thursday

Location

2829 Cty Hwy I, 3rd Floor
Chippewa Falls

Michele Anderson
Instructor

Michele Anderson, RN
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Dec 26 - Jan 06

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Becky Czysz
Instructor

Becky Czysz, RN
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Dec 27 - Jan 12

CNA


December 27 - 30 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM; and then January 2-6 and January 9 - 12 from 3:30 pm - 9:00 PM

Location

910 Bear Paw Ave
Rice Lake

Lynne Mills
Instructor

Lynne Mills, RN
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Jan 09-20

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday - Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Becky Czysz
Instructor

Becky Czysz, RN
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Jan 23 - Feb 07

CNA

7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, includes lunch break
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Location

1405 Truax Blvd, 3rd Floor
Eau Claire

Bobby Scanlon
Instructor

Bobby Scanlon, RN
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Jan 23 - Feb 15

CNA

4:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Monday - Thursday

Location

2829 Highway I, 3rd Floor
Chippewa Falls

Cindy Frohmader
Instructor

Cindy Frohmader, RN
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Looking for a different location?

We may be able to offer the CNA class in your community — Amery, Augusta, Barron, Black River Falls, Bloomer, Chetek, Chippewa Falls, Cumberland, Durand, Eau Claire, Hayward, Ladysmith, Menomonie, Mondovi, Neillsville, Osseo, Rice Lake, Turtle Lake, Spooner, Superior, and Whitehall to name a few.


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