Gundersen Health System is paying the tuition for those who enroll in its new Certified Nursing Assist training program, a collaboration with Western Technical College that will prepare individuals to work in this patient-focused career.
Those who qualify for the program will receive all-expense-paid training through Western, which includes coursework and hands-on clinical experiences. The first cohort of students begins on June 23, and programming runs through Aug. 21. Classes meet Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Participants who complete the program and pass the Nursing Assistant Registry Exam will be offered a CNA position at Gundersen, which they must commit to for one year to take part in the program.