Training Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant

Advocate Aurora Health's CNA training program is a Wisconsin approved program for education and training to be prepared for the Wisconsin Certified Nursing Assistant certification exam. In addition to classroom time, you'll participate in live clinical days, allowing you to receive hands-on experience and an in-person look into what the CNA position entails.

Program Information

  • Classes are offered throughout the year, with specific application deadlines. The course lasts 15 days and is 120 hours long, which includes 32 clinical hours. Class times from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekdays only.
  • Perfect attendance is required for successful completion of the class and to be eligible to take the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry Exam.
  • The program is currently offered only at Aurora St. Luke's. 
  • Program participants will be hired on as an Aurora team member at a rate of $14/hour and will be paid for all class time. There is no program or application fee, but participants must pay the $125 testing fee. After successful completion of the course and Wisconsin State Nurse Aide Registry Exam, participants will be promoted to a CNA role.
  • After certification you will be placed on an inpatient unit at one of the following Aurora hospital locations: St. Luke's, Sinai, St. Luke's South Shore, West Allis or Grafton.

 Application Process

  • Program participants must submit to mandatory drug screen, physical exam and criminal background checks for the state of Wisconsin, as well as applicable out-of-state checks.
  • With class sizes of fewer than 20 per session, this is a highly competitive process and only the most qualified applicants will be selected for admission into the class. 
  • We are accepting applications from candidates who are available for year-round second or third shift employment after certification.
  • Applications are submitted via our careers website applicant tracking system (ATS). The jobs will only be posted during the dates listed below.
  • Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee a spot in the class. All application elements will be reviewed and the top chosen applicants will be invited for a personal interview.

Class Dates & Application Deadlines

CLASS DATE APPLICATION POSTING & DEADLINE
March 31 - April 20 January 27 - 31
May 26 - June 15 March 16 - 20
July 21 - August 10 May 11 - 15
September 8 - September 28 June 29 - July 3
October 27 - November 16 August 17 - 21
December 16 - January 12 October 5 - 9

Medical Sonography / Medical Imaging

  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a 21-month, full time, hospital-based program dedicated to preparing individuals for a rewarding career in medical imaging.
  • The school offers two distinct learning tracks in Sonography;
    • General/Vascular option, which includes didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of abdominal, obstetrics/gynecology, and vascular ultrasound.
    • Cardiac/Vascular option, which includes didactic and clinical instruction in the areas of adult echocardiography and vascular ultrasound.
  • Graduates meet the requirements for application to the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS).
  • For more information, visit the Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography webpage.

Phlebotomy

Aurora provides Phlebotomy Training programs at our West Allis Medical Center, allowing you to receive the training needed to provide quality care for patients in a variety of settings. In addition to classroom time, you'll participate in live clinical days, allowing you to receive hands-on experience and an in-person look into what the phlebotomy position entails.

Class Information

  • Program participants will be hired on as an Aurora team member and will be paid for all class time. There is no program or application fee.
  • Classes are offered throughout the year, with specific application deadlines. The course lasts 10 days and is 80 hours long, with class times from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., weekdays only.
  • Perfect Attendance is required for successful completion of the class.
  • Class participants must pass Pre-Employment Physical and Drug Screen checks as well as mandatory Criminal and caregiver Background checks for the state of Wisconsin, as well as applicable out-of-state checks.
  • The class is taught at our West Allis Medical Center, but candidates can work at any location after the class concludes – provided there are openings available.

Application Process

  • To submit an application, visit the Job Search tab and search the keyword "phlebotomist trainee." The jobs will only be posted during the dates listed below. 
  • Submitting an application does not automatically guarantee a spot in the class. All application elements will be reviewed and the top chosen applicants will be invited for a personal interview. 
  • Due to limited spots, the most qualified applicants will be selected for admission into the class. 
  • Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the program by phone no later than three weeks before the class starts.
  • While it is not a requirement of the class, we do give preference to candidates who are interested in and available for year-round, full or part-time employment with Aurora Health Care upon successful completion of the class.

Class Dates & Application Deadlines

All classes are at Aurora West Allis Medical Center

CLASS DATE APPLICATION POSTING & DEADLINE
January 6 - 17  November 18 - 21
March 9 - 20   January 20 - 23
 April 6 - 17  TBD
 May 11 - 22  TBD
 June 8 - 19  TBD 
 July 6 - 17  TBD
 August 3 - 14  TBD 
 September  14 - 25  TBD
 October 5 - 16   TBD
 November 2 - 13  TBD
Nov 30 - Dec 11  TBD

Radiographer

  • Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology is a 24-month, full-time, hospital-based program dedicated to preparing individuals for a rewarding career in medical imaging.
  • The academic and clinical components are designed to provide qualified applicants with the knowledge and skills essential for an entry-level radiographer.
  • New classes begin in September following the Labor Day holiday. Graduates are eligible to apply for American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification in Radiography.
  • At Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology we are committed to the education of student radiographers in the art and science of medical radiography. We strive to impart the knowledge, skills, abilities and values our students will need to deliver personalized, quality health care to their patients.
  • Learn more at the Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center School of Radiologic Technology webpage.

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