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  1. Hello to all,
    I am new here! I would like to get into the nursing field. I would like to know if anyone knows who offers free CNA classes in the Wisconsin area and how to go about finding them. I am 29, I will be 30 next week and I need to start preparing for my future. I have been working 6 years as a Supportive Living Assistant caring for mentally and physically disabled adults in a CBRF, we basically do everything a CNA does we are just paid less- how sad!!! We do pass out medications and give personal cares and help them with all of their
    ADL's. I am looking for advice and for some mentors.

    God bless,
    Sassygirl
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    Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 3

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  3. by   Dorito
    Quote from sassygirl
    Hello to all,
    I am new here! I would like to get into the nursing field. I would like to know if anyone knows who offers free CNA classes in the Wisconsin area and how to go about finding them. I am 29, I will be 30 next week and I need to start preparing for my future. I have been working 6 years as a Supportive Living Assistant caring for mentally and physically disabled adults in a CBRF, we basically do everything a CNA does we are just paid less- how sad!!! We do pass out medications and give personal cares and help them with all of their
    ADL's. I am looking for advice and for some mentors.

    God bless,
    Sassygirl
    Some facilities may reimburse you for the course if you agree to sign on with them after the course is completed and agree to work for a number of weeks/years. I do not know of any place offering free CNA courses but I don't think that they are that expensive. Welcome to the site.
  4. by   PBAJS
    Hello Sassygirl - Welcome to allnurses

    "Some facilities may reimburse you for the course if you agree to sign on with them after the course is completed and agree to work for a number of weeks/years."

    I would prefer to pay whatever the $ amount is for the course than agree to work for xx weeks/years.

    I did a search around the internet for you and did find what I think is a very good list of Approved Wisconsin Nurse Aide Training Programs - Alphabetical by County and City - http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/caregiver/...NAtrgProgs.pdf

    Hope this is of some help in you finding a course.

    PBAJS
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    Only thing I would add is that you would not be passing meds in a long term care facility as a CNA. I do understand that assisted living and personal care homes have a little more flexibility ("reminding" the pt to take his her meds, and theoretically they take the pills themselves.)

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