Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) | Kenosha Unified School District

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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 and because of specific requirements in the nursing program, Kenosha Unified School District promotes Career and Technical Education programs to help students earn a living wage.

The C.N.A. course is offered in the summer at Kenosha Gateway Technical College or in the afternoon/evening at Indian Trail Academy and High School. It is available to students who are juniors and seniors and meet the initial academic admissions requirements (listed in #3 below).

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.

General Document(s)
Form English
Nursing Assistant Student Handbook PDF icon nursing-assistant-student-handbook.pdf
Dates of Class Theory and Clinicals PDF icon cna-dates-theory-clinicals.pdf
CNA Application Packet PDF icon cna-application.pdf
Mandatory CNA Parent and Student Meeting- Summer 2019 Students ONLY - May 22, 2019 PDF icon cna-meeting-summer.pdf
Mandatory CNA Parent and Student Meeting - Indian Trail Quarter 1 Students ONLY - Aug. 21, 2019 PDF icon cna-meeting-q1.pdf
Mandatory CNA Parent and Student Meeting - Indian Trail Quarter 3 Students ONLY - Jan. 22, 2020 PDF icon cna-meeting-q3.pdf