A nursing assistant is an essential member of the healthcare team. This program will help you learn how to provide for the personal care and comfort of people with health problems. You will learn to bathe, dress, feed, mobilize and transport people; obtain pulse and temperature; and report observations and reactions to the health care team. Nursing assistants prepare equipment, take care of the patient’s room and keep patient records. In this role, you may assist clients with dementia and rehabilitation needs, and provide restorative care to help them maintain their independence. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the certification exam. You will have a variety of employment options as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). To apply, begin by clicking on the Start Pre-Application.
Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.
120 hours in class and estimate 37 hours outside of class.
Prepares learners for entry-level employment as assistants to a licensed nurse. During the 120 hour, Wisconsin department of health services approved program, students will be required to demonstrate the following skills: communication, basic nursing assistant and personal care skills, attention to client’s rights; and care of clients with dementias. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the Wisconsin Nursing Assistant competency evaluation for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, CBRF's, assisted living centers and homes for the developmentally disabled.
Prereq: Student must be active in Nursing Assistant program and meet all enrollment requirements: completed Nursing Assistant Functional Ability Criteria form and Criminal Caregiver Background Check.