Dove Healthcare

Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Enroll in our state-approved Nurse Aide Training Program to launch your career in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant. CNA classes are offered year round in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Osseo, and other Dove Healthcare locations as well.

CNA Course Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Class size is limited to sixteen students.
  • Attendance is mandatory for all 120 hours of class.
  • Scrubs of any color and clean, comfortable healthcare-appropriate footwear are required for all classes. No crocs or open toed shoes allowed.
  • Must have a watch with a second hand on it.
  • Administration reserves the right to remove any student due to misconduct of any kind.


After successfully completing the course, you will be eligible to take the state exam at an additional cost of $125. This test includes a written and a skills portion. Once you pass both tests, your name will be entered on the state CNA registry.

As a student of our course, you will be able to test in the familiar surroundings of our facility, rather than an unfamiliar regional testing center. We also offer practice sessions prior to the test to assist our students in ensuring they understand the correct performance of skills and to relieve any test-related anxiety they may be experiencing.

Class Fee

The fee of $650 covers the cost of class materials and textbooks. It does not cover the exam fee.

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Attention CNAs/NARs from Other States:
NEW! Take the Bridge Course and start working in Wisconsin!

This 45 hour course is designed to assist CNAs who have taken the 75 hour course and passed the CNA examination in other states but may not have worked the allotted number of hours to transfer their certification to Wisconsin.

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Class Fee Assistance

If you need assistance paying for the CNA course, please contact the following resources:

  • Barron County Job Center
    331 S Main St # 6 • Rice Lake, WI 54868
    (715) 234-6302 • Website
  • Chippewa County Job Center
    770 Scheidler Rd, Suite 2 • Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
    (715) 723-2248 • Website
  • Eau Claire County Job Center
    221 W Madison St, Suite 140-A • Eau Claire, WI 54703
    (715) 858-9675 • Website
  • Trempealeau County Job Center
    36084 Walnut St • Independence, WI 54747
    (715) 985-2118 • Website
  • West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. (WEST CAP)
    525 Second Street • PO Box 308 • Glenwood City, WI 54013
    (715) 265-4271 or (800) 606-9227 • WebsiteBrochureEmail

Class Fee Reimbursement

After completion of the CNA class, if you become an employee of any Dove Healthcare skilled nursing facility, you are eligible for 100% reimbursement of the class fee.

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Eau Claire Classes

November 18 - December 19 (Day)
M,T,Th,F 7am - 3:30pm (No class week of Thanksgiving)

2020: January 6 - 24 (Day)
M-F from 7am - 3:30pm

Register for a CNA class.

Dove Healthcare – West Eau Claire
1405 Truax Blvd  •  Get directions.

Chippewa Falls Classes

November 18 - December 19 (Day)
M,T,Th,F 7am - 3:30pm (No class week of Thanksgiving)

2020: January 6 - February 10 (Day)
M,T,W from 7am-3:30pm

2020: February 17 - March 23 (Day)
M,T,W from 7am-3:30pm

2020: March 30 - May 4 (Evening)
M,T,W,F from 3pm-9:30pm

Register for a CNA class.

Dove Healthcare – Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center
2815 County Hwy I  •  Get directions.

Osseo Classes

Register for a CNA class.

Dove Healthcare – Osseo
51017 Ridge View Rd  •  Get directions.