Dove Healthcare

Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Enroll in our 75-hour, 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, Bloomer, and Rice Lake.

CNA Course Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Class size is limited to sixteen students.
  • Attendance is mandatory for all 75 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 $475 covers the cost of class materials and textbooks. It does not cover the exam fee.

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Once your application is received and processed, you will be contacted regarding fee payment options (credit card, check, or cash). The class fee of $475 must be paid in full before your spot in the class is guaranteed. Once the full payment is received, you will receive an email confirming your place in the class.

In the event you are not able to participate in the class once you have been accepted, you may request a refund in writing up to 10 days prior to the first day of class. No refunds will be given after the class begins. (Credit card refunds will always be assessed a 3% transaction fee.)

FREE CNA Class and State Competency Exam:
Participate in Dove Healthcare's Train-to-Work Program

By participating in our Train-to-Work Program, you will take the Certified Nursing Assistant Class and state competency exam at no cost to you.

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It's easy…

1st Step: Complete the CNA Class application.
2nd Step: Participate in a successful interview.
3rd Step: Sign the Train-to-Work Program Agreement, and prepare yourself for a bright future on our team!

With your commitment to completing the class and state exam successfully - thereby fulfilling your desire to help others and work as a CNA - we will support you every step of the way in finishing the Train-to-Work Program.

Train-to-Work Program Participants commit to:

  • Signing the Train-to-Work Program Agreement prior to the start of class
  • Applying for employment as a CNA at any Dove Healthcare location
  • Working for 12 months (a minimum of 16 hours per week) from the master schedule openings OR every other weekend (8 hours Saturday and 8 hours Sunday) from the master schedule openings
  • Repaying Dove Healthcare the class and state exam fee if unable to successfully complete the class / exam or fulfill 12 months of employment with Dove Healthcare

For more information:
Call: 715-720-2798

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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  • You must pass the competency exam and be listed on the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry before the reimbursement request can be submitted.
  • After submission of the reimbursement request, we will reimburse a portion of the class fee.
  • If you successfully complete one year of employment with Dove Healthcare, the remaining cost of the class that has not been refunded, will be reimbursed up to the full cost of $475.
  • If you do not become a Dove Healthcare employee, you may still seek reimbursement through another state approved facility. Reimbursement amounts will vary at other facilities.
  • 16 and 17 year old CNAs are invited to apply at skilled nursing facilities Dove Healthcare – Bloomer, Osseo, Rice Lake, and Wissota Health & Regional Vent Center. The other Dove Healthcare locations hire CNAs that are 18 and older.

Lapsed or Expired CNA License

If you want to start working as a CNA again, but your CNA license has lapsed/expired, you will need to contact the agency Headmaster at 877-201-0758. Headmaster will navigate you through the steps on their website to prepare you for retesting. In most cases, retaking the nurse aide training program is not necessary.

Transferring an Out-of-State CNA License to Wisconsin

Are you a CNA moving to Wisconsin and would like to transfer your license so you can continue your CNA career? Complete the Out-of-State Transfer Application now.

Eau Claire Classes

July 5 - 20 (Day)
M,T,Th,F from 7am - 3:30pm (This class is full, but you can still apply and be added to our wait list.)

July 5 - 28 (Evening)
M-Th from 4pm - 9pm (This class is full, but you can still apply and be added to our wait list.)

August 9 - 24 (Day)
M,T,Th,F from 7am - 3:30pm

August 9 - September 1 (Evening)
M-Th from 4pm - 9pm

Register for a CNA class.

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

Chippewa Falls Classes

August 9 - September 1 (Day)
Class only for Chippewa Falls High School

September 13 - October 7 (Evening)
Class only for Chippewa Falls High School

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.

Bloomer Classes

Register for a CNA class.

Dove Healthcare – Bloomer
2217 Duncan Road  •  Get directions.

Rice Lake Classes

July 12 - 22 (Day)
M-F (July12-16) 7:30am-3:30pm and M-Th (July 19-22) 7am-3:30pm

Register for a CNA class.

Dove Healthcare – Rice Lake
910 Bear Paw Avenue  •  Get directions.