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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


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 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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