Carthage College’s Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program teaches the essential skills needed for entry-level healthcare work.

In one-month, CNA students will learn how to provide activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding people needing care.

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Begin a Career as a Certified NursE Aide

Two summer 2024 CNA sessions available

  • Summer I — June 13-July 3, 2024 (FULL)
  • Summer II — July 29-Aug. 21, 2024

Program Basics

Carthage CNA students will attend class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of two clinical days, which will be from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CNA classes are held in the Nursing Learning Laboratory on the Carthage College campus in Lentz Hall. Students complete two clinical rotations in a healthcare setting under the supervision of a faculty member. The program includes the state licensure exam needed to be listed on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry.

Program Costs

The CNA program costs $950, which includes:

  • Tuition
  • Scrub top
  • Books and all course materials
  • Clinical compliance/background check
  • Certification exam

Apply to the CNA program

Apply today for the CNA summer sessions. Carthage seeks a total of 16 students for each session. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Applications need to include a brief essay (250 words) on what it means to assist a client in achieving the best possible health. Once accepted into the program, students can confirm their spot with a $200 enrollment deposit.

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Future Career Growth

According to a report in October, the median CNA salary in Wisconsin was $35,039. CNAs gain first-hand experience and insight into the medical profession that often leads to pursuing a bachelor’s degree as a registered nurse, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, physician, or other allied health science profession. Students who complete the program receive an application fee waiver to apply for a Carthage College undergraduate program.

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