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Nursing Assistant

Technical Diploma - 3 credits


Become a Nursing Assistant

Evening classes now offered in Eagle River and Tomahawk for Spring 2017

Eagle River

Section 6305
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 - 9 pm
Lecture: January 24 – March 29, 2017
Northland Pines High School - Room 2219
Clinical: March 30 – April 25, 2017
Clinical location to be determined


Section 6438
Lecture: February 6 – April 19, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Tomahawk High School
Clinical: April 24 – May 17, 2017
Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 - 10:30 pm
Clinical location to be determined

Nursing Assistant classes are also offered in Rhinelander.
View full course schedules here.

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Program Description

The nursing assistant is a vital member of the health care team. The nursing assistant carries out assigned duties under the direction of the professional nurse. Responsibilities include bathing, dressing, toileting, assisting with feeding, taking vital signs, ambulating, lifting and moving clients, and performing other selected nursing procedures.

The instructional program for the Nursing Assistant diploma consists of lecture with laboratory practice and supervised clinical experience in local health care facilities. This program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health as a nurse aide training program. The diploma is granted for successful completion of 120 hours of instruction.

Nursing assistants are employed in long-term care facilities, hospitals, community-based residential facilities, and home health agencies.



Students are required to pay tuition and the following other costs as applicable:

  1. Textbook and curriculum binder ($110)
  2. TB skin test ($15), Influenza vaccine ($45), MMR ($30)
  3. Caregiver criminal background check ($10)
  4. Upon successful completion of the course, students wanting to become Certified Nursing Assistants need to take the State certification exam (Approximately $120)
  5. Uniform tops will be provided to students free of charge


Program Outcomes

  1. Communicate and interact effectively with clients, family, and co-workers.
  2. Maintain and protect client rights.
  3. Report information and record observations.
  4. Demonstrate the ethical and legal responsibilities of the NA/HHA.
  5. Assist with client rehabilitation and restorative care, promoting independence.
  6. Assist clients with long-term, disabling conditions including dementia.
  7. Provides safe care to a diverse population to meet the physical and psychological needs of the client.
  8. Works cooperatively in a team environment and employs critical thinking as conditions change.
  9. Eligible to take the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation.


ACT Logo This ACT program is 100% funded with a TAACCCT Round IV $19.9 million grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

This program is an equal opportunity program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. (Indicate the TDD/TTY information if outreach and recruitment materials refer to a college telephone number for program information.)

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