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Nursing Assistant

Technical Diploma - 3 credits


Academic Advisor: Leanne Vigue Miranda or Rod Robins
Welcome Center
University Transfer Center - Second Floor
Phone: 715.365.4493 or 800.544.3039 ext. 4493
Email: or

Fall 2015 Late Start Nursing Assistant Course

Rhinelander - Section #2548

Classroom: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
November 4  - December 4, 2015
8:30 am - 4 pm
Clinical: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
December 7 – December 18, 2015
6 am - 2:30 pm


Students are required to pay tuition and fees. The following other costs are covered:

  1. Textbooks and curriculum binders (will be provided to students on first day of class) ($110)
  2. TB skin test ($15), Influenza vaccine ($45), MMR (if needed is $30)
  3. Criminal background check ($10)
  4. Uniform tops will be provided to students
  5. Upon successful completion of the course, the State certification exam fee may be covered

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.

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.
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