Nurse Assistant Training

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A career that can change your life.

The health care industry is a rapidly expanding professional field and American Red Cross Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training can provide you with the skills to start a new career. Imagine a job that rewards you for caring about others, that is exciting and challenging, and each day, you know you make a difference. Whether you’re just starting your career or ready for a change, now is the time to consider becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant.

The American Red Cross is the premier provider of Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) and has prepared individuals for work in the nursing field for more than 100 years.

Students learn in a hands-on environment under the eyes of caring and professional nurses, bolstered by a nationally developed Red Cross curriculum that is approved by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

The Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program helps students learn skills that will enable nursing assistants to provide quality care for residents in nursing homes, as well as supplemental information and skills that will enable graduates to provide quality health care for clients at home and patients in hospitals.


Nurse Assistant Training is currently available at the following Red Cross locations:









The Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training Program helps students learn skills that will enable nursing assistants to provide quality care for residents in nursing homes, as well as supplemental information and skills that will enable graduates to provide quality health care for clients at home and patients in hospitals.

In this course you will learn the following:

Our course curriculum includes textbook lecture and in-depth instruction in the following areas:

  • The Art of Caregiving
  • Promoting Safety
  • Providing Care
  • Special Care Instructions
  • Transitioning from Student to Employee
The Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training course has two components.

Wisconsin Red Cross, Nurse Assistant Training Program Part 1 (Theory) Photo

NAT Program Part 1 (Theory)

The first part of our nurse assistant training takes place in the classroom. During classroom training, students will learn all aspects of patient care, through lectures as well as hands-on demonstrations and practice. Students are also certified in CPR/First Aid/AED use.


Wisconsin Red Cross, Nurse Assistant Training Program Part 2 (Clinical) Photo

NAT Program Part 2 (Clinical)

Upon completion of the classroom training students will begin the second part of the program which consists of clinical training. During clinical training students will work directly with patients in a health care facility and supervised by a Registered Nurse. During your clinical rotation experience you will work with other aides, nurses and medical professionals. You will learn what working as a certified nurse assistant is like every day in a long-term care facility.


Department of Labor Quick Facts: Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
2010 Median Pay$24,010 per year/$11.54 per hour
Entry-Level EducationPostsecondary non-degree award
Work Experience in a Related OccupationNone
On-the-job TrainingNone
Number of Jobs, 20101,505,300
Job Outlook, 2010-2020% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2010-20302,000

Information Sessions
Learn how you can get started by attending an information session at one of our training locations. To register, please call 715-902-1035. Advance registration is required so we have the appropriate amount of materials.

For more information about the Red Cross Nurse Assistant program, call 715-902-1035 or email Tanya.Christianson@redcross.org

Register quickly as classes fill fast!

Don’t forget about the Wisconsin Medicaid for Nursing Testing & Training Reimbursement


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Nurse Assistant Training Scholarships

Scholarships are available for a limited time. Visit our Nurse Assistant Training Scholarships page to learn more about your options.