Our Quality CNA Training La Crosse site is located inside Shelby Terrace Residence for Seniors. A special thank you to our partner Bethany St. Joseph Corporation for inviting us to use their Shelby Terrace facility for classes and clinicals.
***Please note that our locations are only open when classes are in progress. If you would like to talk with us about our program, feel free to contact us.
Amanda Bratager joined Quality CNA Training in 2021, and has been in healthcare for nearly 20 years!
She started her journey much like many of our students: as a CNA shortly after graduating high school.
“I built my career from there! I went back to school after having my second child, wanting to better all our lives,” Amanda says. “I have always been interested in being nurse.”
Her favorite part of being a Primary Instructor is, of course, the students.
Annie started with Quality CNA Training in 2022, and is our primary Day Course instructor for La Crosse.
Annie has been working in healthcare since 2014, when she provided care for a group of disabled women during her last year of college at Minnesota State University – Mankato. After moving to Onalaska with her husband, she continued to provide care for the disabled.
Once in Wisconsin, she decided to pursue a nursing degree, and began working as a CNA at the Onalaska Care Center. She continued working there as an LPN and after graduation as an RN. She later transitioned to caring for residents in assisted living at Havenwood of Onalaska. She remained there until she decided to pursue a position in education.
“I truly believe that my inspiration for working in healthcare came from spending so much time with my grandparents as a child. I also enjoyed working with the disabled, but eldercare has been my true passion. I know that there is so much to learn from the elderly and see the value of spending time with them. They are often forgotten and overlooked but have so much to offer to enrich the lives of those lucky enough to care for them,” Annie says.
Her favorite part of teaching CNA classes is passing on her passion and knowledge to the next generation of caretakers. She loves to watch students gain confidence and apply what they learn in class to real situations and experiences.
“It gives me hope that great caretakers will continue to enter the field and make a difference in the lives of those that they care for!”
Do you know someone who would make an excellent Primary Instructor?
Part of our promise to our students is to direct them to any and all financial assistance programs so they can receive our training for the lowest possible cost. We believe money should not be a barrier between you and the next step in your career, so we’ve compiled a list of resources for them to find programs they qualify for. Learn more about potential funding resources in the La Crosse area.
Our goal is to not only help students obtain their CNA Certification, but to also find employment after completing our class. Use our CNA Careers page to help you find employment in the La Crosse area.
Quality CNA Training has been very supportive in helping me get started. – A.B. La Crosse Student
I am looking forward to making a difference for my clients. – C. F. La Crosse Student
that I wasn’t alone helped me successfully pass this class. – B.Z. La Crosse Student
I discovered that working as a CNA is extremely gratifying.- B.A La Crosse Student
to find a full-time job with health insurance for me and my daughter. – T.S. La Crosse Student
and was always very supportive. – B.E. La Crosse Student