The Wisconsin Assembly recently passed Assembly Bill 76, a reckless and dangerous bill to lower training hours required for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). The proposal to cut CNA training hours in half now heads to the Senate with Senate Bill 103.
CNAs should not be put in vulnerable situations, nor should patients, by starting a first day with nearly half of the current training standards.
Lowering training hours is the wrong prescription to address a worker shortage.
Improving pay and working conditions will help retain current CNAs and recruit new employees. The important jobs CNAs do should be valued at a higher rate by making improvements in pay, working conditions, and safe staffing.
Speak out for patient care. Speak out for safe CNA training standards. Speak out against Senate Bill 103.
Stephanie Bloomingdale, President
Dennis Delie, Secretary-Treasurer