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Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program

Begin a meaningful healthcare career as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Gundersen Health System. When you complete our no-cost CNA training program in just six weeks, you’ll be ready to provide essential nursing care for patients in our hospitals. At Gundersen we practice Love + Medicine, and a rewarding CNA job is waiting for you on our team. 

With Gundersen’s free CNA training program, your education costs are covered starting with your CNA classroom training at Western Technical College.

Then, under the supervision of an experienced RN instructor, your hands-on clinical training at a Gundersen site will prepare you to help our patients with their essential daily tasks and monitor their needs.

And when you pass your Nursing Assistant Registry Exam, you’ll deliver valuable healthcare and enrich the lives of patients as you begin a CNA career you love at Gundersen. 

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A few things you should know

  • You’ll learn with your new colleagues at Western Technical College a few evenings a week 
  • Through enrollment, you'll work as a CNA at least 20 hours a week
  • You'll earn a competitive wage with exceptional benefits you deserve and have a rewarding career helping others
After 6 years of sitting at a desk, I knew there had to be more to life for me. My cousin, a nurse at Gundersen, told me about the CNA program. It was the best decision I've ever made. The program offered an opportunity to build a solid foundation for my nursing career. It taught me the basics of providing care to patients and gave me confidence that I chose the right path. I'm excited to pursue a nursing career while at Gundersen because they invest in their employees and want to help you grow personally and professionally while offering endless opportunities.

What it's like to be a CNA at Gundersen

A foot in the door opens a career


Unique programs

Around here, loving your job is part of the job. Our diverse training programs might just open the door to a career you love. 

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We believe in learning through experience from those with experience. And we believe you should earn a living while you’re at it. 

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Who We Are

Our close-knit culture fosters inclusion and community. It's our unique talents and passions - yours included - that make us stronger. 

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How to connect

Our outstanding recruitment team can answer your questions. 

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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