About the Nursing Assistant Program
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.
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Provides theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience for employment as an entry level nursing assistant in a health care facility. Approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.
At A Glance
How You'll Learn
Term Start Dates
|Summer 2020: May 8||Fall 2020: September 2||Spring 2021: January 6|
Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.
*Based on 10-level courses - materials, books, and fees may be additional
What You'll Learn
- 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.
Your Potential Careers
Median Annual Salary
Your application can be submitted online, it takes just a few minutes to complete.
Students are required to pay tuition and the following other costs as applicable:
- Textbook and curriculum binder ($110)
- TB skin test ($15), Influenza vaccine ($45), MMR ($30)
- Caregiver criminal background check ($10)
- Upon successful completion of the course, students wanting to become Certified Nursing Assistants need to take the State certification exam (Approximately $120)
- Uniform tops will be provided to students free of charge
WisCaregiver Careers: Free Training. Free Testing. $500 Bonus.
The Wiscaregiver Career Program offers nurse aide training at no cost to the student through participating, approved nurse aide training programs like the Nursing Assistant program at Nicolet College. Testing fees for the state competency exam will be covered for all students who successfully complete training and program requirements.
Learn more about the free training, free testing, and a $500 bonus when you start work at a participating WisCaregiver nursing home.
Credit for Prior Learning
Based on prior experience and skills, qualified Veteran medics and EMS workers may be able to test out of some classes. Contact the Dean of Health Occupations, at 715.365.4539 to learn about earning credit for what you already know.