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