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Certified Nursing Assistant – Wisconsin

Advocate Aurora Health’s CNA training program is a Wisconsin approved program for education and training to be prepared for the Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistant certification exam. In addition to classroom time, you’ll participate in live clinical days, allowing you to receive hands-on experience and an in-person look into what the CNA position entails.

  • Classes are offered throughout the year, with specific application deadlines. The course lasts 15 days and is 120 hours long, which includes 32 clinical hours.
  • Perfect attendance is required for successful completion of the class and to be eligible to take the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry Exam.
  • Program participants must submit to mandatory drug screen, physical exam and criminal background checks for the state of Wisconsin, as well as applicable out-of-state checks.
  • With class sizes of fewer than 20 per session, this is a highly competitive process and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for admission into the class.
  • Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee a spot in the class. All application elements will be reviewed and the top chosen applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

Milwaukee CNA Training Program Dates

Class Dates

Applications Accepted

January 18 – February 9 November 30 – December 1
March 8 – 30 February 8 – 9
April 19 – May 11 March 1 – 2
June 7 – 29 April 19 – 20

Medical Sonography / Medical Imaging

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a 21-month, full time, hospital-based program in Milwaukee, dedicated to preparing individuals for a rewarding career in medical imaging with two distinct learning tracks in Sonography:

  • General/Vascular option, which includes didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of abdominal, obstetrics/gynecology, and vascular ultrasound.
  • Cardiac/Vascular option, which includes didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of adult echocardiography and vascular ultrasound.

Graduates meet the requirements for application to the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS).

For more information, visit the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography webpage.

Phlebotomy

Advocate Aurora Health provides Phlebotomy Training programs at our Aurora West Allis Medical Center, allowing you to receive the training needed to provide quality care for patients in a variety of settings. In addition to classroom time, you’ll participate in live clinical days, allowing you to receive hands-on experience and an in-person look into what the phlebotomy position entails.

  • Program participants will be hired on as an Advocate Aurora team member and will be paid for all class time. There is no program or application fee.
  • Classes are offered throughout the year, with specific application deadlines. The course lasts 10 days and is 80 hours long, with class times from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., weekdays only.
  • Perfect attendance is required for successful completion of the class.
  • Class participants must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen checks as well as mandatory criminal and team member background checks for the state of Wisconsin, as well as applicable out-of-state checks.
  • The class is taught at Aurora West Allis Medical Center, but candidates can work in open positions at any location after the class concludes.

Radiographer

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology is a 24-month, full-time, hospital-based program dedicated to preparing individuals for a rewarding career in medical imaging. The academic and clinical components are designed to provide qualified applicants with the knowledge and skills essential for an entry-level radiographer. At Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology we are committed to the education of student radiographers in the art and science of medical radiography. We strive to impart the knowledge, skills, abilities and values our students will need to deliver personalized, quality health care to their patients.

New classes begin in September following the Labor Day holiday. Graduates are eligible to apply for American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification in Radiography.

Learn more at the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology webpage.