Training Opportunities at Aurora Health Care


Aurora Medical Center Summit – CNA Training Program

The class fees are $600 for the class and $115 for the testing fee. The fees are due one week prior to the first day of class.

The course lasts 15 days and is 120 hours long, per requirements of State Statute DHS 129. Class times are 7:00a.m.-3:30p.m., week days only. The entire course is held at Aurora Medical Center Summit. Six (6) of the days are clinical days.

Perfect Attendance is REQUIRED for successful completion of the class and to be eligible to take the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry Exam.

During the first two weeks of training participants can expect to have homework most nights. This can be as much as 2 to 3 hours per night. Failure to complete the required reading and worksheets will significantly affect classroom and clinical success. In order to ensure all material and content is covered, there is homework due on the first day of class.

Appearance Policy Information:

CNA course participants will be required to wear a white scrub top and teal scrub bottoms on all clinical days.

Participants may wear business casual attire during classroom days.

Visible tattoos must be covered at all times Aside from stud earrings, jewelry may not be worn in any visible body piercings.

Hair must be of a natural color.

Artificial fingernails may not be worn. Natural nail tips must be kept less than 1/4 inch long.

Application Process:

The application deadlines are listed in the table below. No late applications will be accepted.

I will consider your application for the next class after it's received.

Please note – submitting an application does not automatically guarantee you a spot in the class. We need to review all applications submitted and the most qualified applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

Download Application (PDF, 380kb).

Applications are to be submitted to Mary Therese Mack in one of the following ways:

In person or by mail to:

Aurora Medical Center Summit
Human Resources (Attn: Mary Therese Mack)
36500 Aurora Drive
Summit, WI 53066

By fax (262) 434-1251

By email to – MaryTherese.Mack@aurora.org

Please indicate which class dates you are interested in on the application.

Once you have successfully applied, the recruiter will review your application and reach out to qualified candidates.

Any Aurora caregiver who is looking to be cross trained (stay in current position and take on additional CNA responsibilities), will need to speak to your current Manager/Supervisor to discuss and then your Manager/Supervisor should reach out to Mary Therese Mack to discuss options.

Program Dates & Times Application Deadline*
May 1, 2017 - May 19, 2017 April 7, 2017 4:00p.m.
October 2, 2017 – October 20, 2017 August 25, 2017 4:00p.m.
*Any applications received after the deadline will be considered for the next class.

Application/participant Assessment:

All application elements will be reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be invited for a personal interview. Factors considered in determining placement into the nursing assistant training class are:

  • Employment history
  • Applicant response to interview questions
  • Perceived communication skills, motivation, ability to follow instructions and ability to provide passionate patient care
  • The ability to pass the math assessment
  • Knowledge of healthcare and the Nursing Assistant role
  • Compliance with all application requirements
  • Academic achievement
The most qualified applicants will be selected for admission into the class.

Participant Notification:

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the Nursing Assistant Training class by phone approximately three weeks before the class starts.

Those offered a space in the class must submit to mandatory criminal and caregiver background checks for the state of Wisconsin as well as applicable out-of-state checks.

Class participants are responsible for providing the following documentation if accepted into the class:

  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccination – Proof of 1 MMR or a positive titer
  • Hepatitis B series – You may decline by a form or submit proof of the immunization
  • Two Negative TB skin tests or a QuantiFERON blood test for TB
  • Current influenza vaccination, only for classes during flu season - October through March. (There is an exception process for those with a nationally accepted, documented, medical contraindication or religious belief)

Vaccinations completed in Wisconsin may be found by using: https://www.dhfswir.org/PR/clientDisplay.do

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