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CNA Program Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

Next CNA course
begins February 19th, 2018

Contact Karen Goldbeck for more information on how you could receive this training for free: 715.832.3003

For individuals who would like to begin a career as a CNA, Grace Lutheran Communities administers a state-approved 120-hour Certified Nursing Assistant Training program.

Our human resources team will walk with you through the process of applying for a position, registering for the CNA class and going through the training process. We’ll hire qualified candidates before you begin class, we pay for the course, and you’ll receive a paycheck while you’re taking the course.

Priority seating in the CNA courses is given to prospective employees. We do have a waiting list option for students who do not meet this criteria.

 CNA students spend time in both the classroom and clinical setting. Classroom instruction includes:

  • Basic nursing skills
  • Residents' rights
  • Safety and communications
  • Infection control

This information is first practiced in the classroom and then applied in the clinical setting.

Upon completion of the class, our prospective employees must take the state exam.

If you have questions about the process, please contact:
Karen Goldbeck
715.832.3003 ext 145

High School Students take CNA Course through Grant

With a grant from the Department of Workforce, high school students are able to take a CNA course during their regular school day through Grace Lutheran Communities, at no cost to them.

Posted by Grace Lutheran Communities on Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017.

We strongly encourage all students to take the state exam. Wisconsin certified C.N.A.s with the 120-hour course may transfer their certification to most states by some simple paperwork. Those individuals who have not completed a 120-hour course cannot practice as a C.N.A. in Wisconsin; they have to take the ENTIRE COURSE OVER. 

Although we are one of the only local employers who pay higher wages for C.N.A.s in assisted living, the difference between being certified could be the difference between making an additional $1500-$2500 per year!  That is a lot of money to miss out on by not taking a test. Our program has some of the highest pass rates in the state.  We are confident that you will be prepared for success and higher wages.

Having your C.N.A. also makes you eligible to work for a Medicare/Medicaid certified skilled nursing facility such as Syverson Rehab and Health or Prairie Pointe Rehab Suites.

Click here for a C.N.A. Class Application Form


C.N.A Class Schedule

Click here for the 2018 C.N.A. Class Schedule

Cost of the 2018 C.N.A. class for non-employees: $720 (includes state certification fee of $115)

Please submit applications to:

Human Resources, Attn: Karen Goldbeck
Grace Lutheran Communities
3410 Sky Park Blvd. P.O. Box 287
Eau Claire, WI 54702

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