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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-543-1
Approximately Less Than 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
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Nursing Assistant Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Nursing Assistant
Patient Care Coordinator
Resident Assistant
Home Health Aide

Average Median Wage


Nursing Assistant Programs

The Nursing Assistant program prepares students for employment as nursing assistants. After completion of the 120-hour course, students will be required to demonstrate the following skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse: communication; basic nursing and personal care skills; attention to clients rights; and care of clients with dementias. The program is recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services as both a nurse-aide training program and competency evaluation program. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible for the Wisconsin Nursing Assistant Registry and, as such, for employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices and homes for the developmentally disabled.