About Quality CNA Training

Quality CNA Training was formed in 2016 and has become one of Wisconsin’s top Certified Nursing Assistant training organizations. We have a passion for empowering our students to better themselves with a career in the medical field. We do this by giving them every tool necessary to become successful in any medical setting. Not only do we offer support during the course, but we also connect students with financial assistance programs before the course and offer employment resources after graduation.

Our Leadership

Paulene Kipke, Founder & CEO | Quality CNA Training, LLC

Paulene Kipke

Paulene started Quality CNA Training with a vision of offering a financially accessible, hands-on Certified Nursing Assistant Training Course. With more than 25 years of experience in the medical field, Paulene developed the Quality CNA Training course to accommodate a variety of learning styles while building a strong, skills-based foundation in all her students.

Dakota Marlega, Marketing, Development & Outreach Director | Quality CNA Training, LLC

Dakota Marlega

Dakota leads the charge on marketing and development initiatives for Quality CNA Training. A recent graduate of Ripon College, with degrees in Communication and Theatre, Dakota handles day-to-day media responsibilities, manages our social media channels, and works hard to increase partner outreach and strategic communications.

Tanya Christianson, Student Services Director | Quality CNA Training, LLC

Tanya Christianson

Tanya has been the Student Services Director for Quality CNA Training since it was founded in 2016. Tanya offers fantastic service to our current and future students, helping them with the application process and connecting them with potential funding resources. When you call Quality CNA Training, you’ll hear Tanya on the other end, ready to answer any questions you may have.

Marty Olmeda, Student Support Staff | Quality CNA Training, LLC

Marty Olmeda

As Student Services Support Staff, Marty works closely with Tanya to handle administrative and coursework duties for every Quality CNA Training class. Marty offers fantastic behind-the-scenes assistance, from grading coursework and quizzes to organizing classroom storage facilities. Fun fact: Marty is a Quality CNA Training graduate, and continues to work as a Unit Clerk AND CNA to this day!

Our Promise

Our promise is to provide the best quality CNA training at a reasonable cost, empowering those who want to better themselves and get a fresh start. We will direct our students to any and all financial assistance programs so that they can receive our training for the lowest cost possible. Our wish is to help our students succeed, and we will do anything within our power to make sure they get into this highly rewarding career.

Our Approach

Our Nurse Aide Training course students are taught through a variety of learning styles including visual, verbal and hands on. In addition to in-class activities, we give each student the opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction outside of class to help master their skills. Due to our comprehensive approach, 97% of our students have successfully completed the Wisconsin NNAAP Exam.


Our ideal students are at least 16 years of age, with a reading comprehension at at least an 8th grade level. Students enthusiastic about offering quality care are usually the most successful in our program. Learn more about our Nurse Aide Training course.