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Wisconsin Technical College Nursing Assistant Programs

The Nursing Assistant program is designed to prepare an individual for employment as an entry-level nursing assistant in long-term care settings, hospitals, or adult day care facilities. The program provides training in communication skills, both oral and written, personal care, basic nursing skills, assisting individuals in maintaining independence and promoting rehabilitation, and appropriate interaction with individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The program consists of a combination of classroom and laboratory activities as well as clinical experience in long-term care settings. The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services as a Nursing Assistant Training program. Students who successfully complete the program, are required to take the Nursing Assistant Registry Exam offered by Pearson Vue if they desire employment in a federally funded health care facility, that is, a facility that accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients. The exam must be taken within one year of program completion. If the exam is not taken or passed within one year of program completion, the nursing assistant course must be retaken before qualifying to take the exam. The current cost of the exam is $115.00*.

*Testing fee is set by the testing agency. The fee can change without notice.

Nursing Assistant Pathway Certificate
Western Nursing Assistant at Western