The elderly and chronically ill need thoughtful and compassionate nurses to help them with their daily medical and grooming needs. Entry-level Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in Wisconsin can help these nursing home residents and improve their quality of life. Such healthcare professionals can earn nearly $29,000 on average per year (per the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and choose from a large number of job openings.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Wisconsin

Vocational schools, community colleges and career institutes across the state of Wisconsin offer instructional programs that ready graduates to sit for the CNA competency exam. When reviewing schools, be sure to choose one that is approved by the state. Other qualities to look for include low student to instructor ratios in the classroom, costs, school reputation, and testing pass rates of graduates. Learn about admission requirements by going to our CNA Training Programs Admissions page.

  • Program Length: Those seeking an entry-level career as Certified Nursing Assistants in Wisconsin are often surprised to learn that they can complete their training and launch their new roles in about a month and a half. This timeframe may not include the time it takes to schedule and complete the exam.
  • Program Cost: Tuition, fees, and testing costs for CNA programs vary across Wisconsin. Generally speaking, most cost $500 - $1000. Accelerated programs tend to cost more than standard paced ones. Some prospective employers or nursing homes will offer bonuses to students completing CNA programs if they agree to work for them upon graduation.
  • Board Approved Programs: CNAs in training must attend a state-approved program in order to qualify to sit for the competency exam. Graduates of non-approved programs will not be able list their name on the state registry of CNAs, which means they will be unable to find work. For more information, check out the CNA certification requirements in Wisconsin.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Assisting nursing home residents with their feeding, dressing, grooming and medication administration is all part of the job for CNAs in Wisconsin. The work CNAs perform is primarily hands-on and to date, this experience cannot be duplicated via online instruction. That's why most CNA training in Wisconsin is classroom and clinical based; online offerings are uncommon.

2020 List of CNA Classes in Wisconsin

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Wisconsin, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Adams, WI

SchoolContact Information
Mid-State Technical College- Adams
CNA Programs
401 N Main St
Adams, WI 53910
(608) 339-3379

Eau Claire, WI

SchoolContact Information
Chippewa Valley Technical College - Business Education Center
CNA Programs
620 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 833-6200

Fond du Lac, WI

SchoolContact Information
Moraine Park Technical College
CNA Programs
235 N National Ave
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
(800) 472-4554

Green Bay, WI

SchoolContact Information
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
CNA Programs
2740 W Mason St
Green Bay, WI 54307
(920) 498-5444
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 465-2000

Hayward, WI

SchoolContact Information
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
CNA Programs
13466 W Trepania Rd
Hayward, WI 54843
(715) 634-4790

Janesville, WI

SchoolContact Information
Blackhawk Technical College
CNA Programs
6004 S County Rd G
Janesville, WI 53546
(608) 758-6900

La Crosse, WI

SchoolContact Information
Western Technical College
CNA Programs
400 7th St N
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 785-9200

Laona, WI

SchoolContact Information
Blackwell Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
4155 Co Hwy H
Laona, WI 54541
(800) 733-5627

Madison, WI

SchoolContact Information
Madison Area Technical College
CNA Programs
1701 Wright St
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6100

Marshfield, WI

SchoolContact Information
Mid-State Technical College- Marshfield
CNA Programs
2600 W 5th St
Marshfield, WI 54449
(715) 387-2538

Milwaukee, WI

SchoolContact Information
Aurora Employment Department
CNA Programs
3307 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 389-2600
Care Partners Health Care Training, LLC
CNA Programs
310 E Buffalo St #146
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 376-7584
Milwaukee Job Corps Center
CNA Programs
1442 N Farwell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 649-9044

Monona, WI

SchoolContact Information
Neway Directions, Inc.
CNA Programs
6400 Gisholt Dr #102
Monona, WI 53713
(608) 221-1920

Oshkosh, WI

SchoolContact Information
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
CNA Programs
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-1234

Racine, WI

SchoolContact Information
Gateway Technical College
CNA Programs
1001 S Main Street
Racine, WI 53403
(800) 247-7122

Rhinelander, WI

SchoolContact Information
Nicolet Area Technical College
CNA Programs
5364 College Dr
Rhinelander, WI 54501
(715) 365-4493

Rice Lake, WI

SchoolContact Information
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
CNA Programs
1900 College Dr
Rice Lake, WI 54868
(715) 234-7082

Stevens Point, WI

SchoolContact Information
Mid-State Technical College- Stevens Point
CNA Programs
1001 Center Point Dr
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 344-3063

Waukesha, WI

SchoolContact Information
Waukesha County Technical College
CNA Programs
327 E Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 695-6500

Wausau, WI

SchoolContact Information
Northcentral Technical College
CNA Programs
1000 W Campus Dr
Wausau, WI 54401
(715) 675-3331

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

SchoolContact Information
Mid-State Technical College- Wisconsin Rapids
CNA Programs
500 32nd St N
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
(715) 422-5300

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