Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Housed at Indian Trail and Tremper High School
The C.N.A. class prepares students to perform basic supportive skills in caring for patients in various healthcare settings. This class provides classroom and laboratory instruction and clinical experience in a nursing home or hospital. Graduates are awarded a certificate upon passing the state test and are placed on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry. C.N.A. fulfills a prerequisite for Gateway Technical College (GTC) nursing programs. These classes are taught by GTC certified instructors with students earning both KUSD (.75 credit) and GTC credit (3 credits) upon successful completion of the class.
Because of a crisis and shortage of qualified workers in the health care field, because of specific requirements in the nursing program, and because Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) promotes Career and Technical Education programs to help students earn a living wage, the Certified Nursing Assistant program is housed at Indian Trail High School and Academy and Tremper High School and open to any 11th and 12th grade KUSD student.
The C.N.A. course is offered in the morning at Tremper High School or in the afternoon at Indian Trail Academy and High School. It is available to students who are juniors or seniors and meet the initial academic admissions requirements (listed in #3 below).
This course requires that you have reliable transportation and allow for travel time to and from Indian Trail or Tremper, as well as to and from the school to the clinical work sites.
At course completion, graduates are encouraged to take the state competency exam for state licensure. Students are responsible for the $125.00 exam fee. Upon the successful completion of the exam, students receive C.N.A. certification from the State of Wisconsin and can sign up for Youth Apprenticeship.
NOTE for 2018-19 only: Gateway has received a grant to pay for the C.N.A. testing of $125.00. Information on how to apply with be shared from the C.N.A. nursing instructor.