Certified Nursing Assistants complete an extensive training course, with both classroom and clinical practice. Following course completion, the future nursing assistant must pass a skills competency examination. Successful candidates are then recorded on the Wisconsin C.N.A. Registry. Certified Nursing Assistants are required to maintain continuing education credits each year. Their status on the Registry is renewed every two years.
Certified Nursing Assistants provide hands-on care and perform routine tasks under the supervision of RNs and LPNs. Certified Nursing Assistants provide nearly 80 percent of the direct care for our residents, bringing patience, a caring attitude and wisdom to their practices.
Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses oversee the activities of the Certified Nursing Assistants. Nurses are responsible for overseeing each resident’s overall health, taking into account the resident’s health history, so they can ensure that each individual receives the best care possible. Nurses administer medications, perform treatments, monitor blood sugar levels and vital signs, and consult with the resident’s physician.