Becoming a CNA, Step-by-Step

You’re interested in working as a CNA, but you want to learn more about what it takes to become one. 

Well, look no further! Quality CNA Training is here to break down exactly what it takes to enroll in our program and successfully complete your certified nursing assistant training. 

First thing’s first: find the program that is right for you. 

Currently, Quality CNA Training offers 14 courses across the state of Wisconsin, ranging from accelerated Day courses to paced-out PM courses. Once you’ve selected the location and class right for you, you’ll fill out our online application and receive a confirmation email within 72 business hours. 

Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is! Of course, once you’ve enrolled, the next step is to complete and pass your training. 

Our program is split into three parts: online, knowledge-based learning; in-class hands-on practice, and your clinical practicum

To complete the online, knowledge-based learning portion, you must be able to read and write at an eighth-grade level. You do not need a high school diploma or GED equivalent to enroll– so long as you’re at that reading level, you will be able to complete your online work, which is just under 21 hours and done independently at your own convenience. 

While doing your online work, you’ll also start your in-class hands-on practice, supervised by one (or more!) of our amazing Primary Instructors. In the classroom, you’ll get to work with your fellow classmates to practice the skills you’ve learned online. These 40 hours are invaluable, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn from one another. 

Once you’ve completed all of your work by the due date and passed your Online Zoom Final Exam (in addition to completing your in-class practice), you’re ready for the final portion: your clinical practicum. Under the supervision of your Primary Instructor, you’ll experience what it’s like to be in a nursing home or skilled-nursing facility, working directly with residents to demonstrate all of the skills you’ve learned for a total of 16 hours. 

After you’ve completed all 75 hours of our state-approved program, Quality CNA Training will help you register for your State Exam, to be completed at your training facility! After passing this, you have officially done it and can proudly call yourself a CNA! 

Have more questions? Call us at 715-902-1746 or email us! 

QCNAT Students in the Classroom - CNA Training
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