Complete your Nursing Assistant program for FREE through the WisCaregiver Career Program sponsored by the Department of Health Services (DHS)

Apply for the NWTC Free Nursing Assistant Program! In an effort to attract and retain more nursing home caregivers, DHS has launched a program called the WisCaregiver Career Program. Federal approval allows us to move forward with the more than $2.3 million investment to implement the WisCaregiver Career Program. Approximately 3,000 nurse aides could be added to the workforce in this high demand field.

DHS is partnering with nursing homes and other associations to implement the NWTC Free Nursing Assistance Program. To be eligible, you need to work for six (6) continuous months full or part-time for a nursing home. For more information, see the Wisconsin DHS website

Once accepted in the WisCaregiver Career Program, you could receive the following FREE items:

  • Admission Application Fee
  • Course Program Tuition
  • Textbook
  • Scrubs (selected by NWTC)

Get started with your new CNA career at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College — Submit the form on this page: NWTC Nursing Assistant Program Application Form


Lakeshore CAP Skills EnhancementFor additional assistance furthering your education in many fields, Lakeshore CAP’s Skills Enhancement Program can help! We’ll work with you to identify your needs and goals, develop individual and confidential training plans, provide technical assistance with job skills activities and connection to other resources and support while working towards your goals. Find more information at: Lakeshore CAP Skills Enhancement