The Nursing Assistant Limited Term program prepares students for employment as nursing assistants. The program also prepares students for other health-related programs. During the 75-hour course, students will be required to demonstrate the following skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse: communication, basic nursing assistant and personal care skills, attention to client's rights, and care of clients with dementias. The program is recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services as a nurse-aide training program. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the Wisconsin Nursing Assistant competency evaluation for inclusion on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, CBRF's, assisted living centers and homes for the developmentally disabled.
Are you compassionate and want to quickly move into a rewarding field helping others? Make Gateway Technical College’s Nursing Assistant technical diploma your first choice. You’ll be prepped to work in hospitals, nursing homes and other settings, where you’ll assist registered nurses and help patients with hygiene and nutrition, take vital signs and provide other basic care. After program completion, you’ll qualify to take the state of Wisconsin’s licensure exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
- Gain real-world experience in a variety of settings with 75 hours of classroom and hands-on patient simulation lab work.
- Learn hands-on using the latest equipment, including mechanical lifts, vital signs equipment, wheelchairs, hospital beds and other tools you’ll use on the job.
- Build your network by joining Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a club that offers a variety of opportunities for students to attend state and national conventions and competitions.
- Get hired in the in-demand health care field or further your education in a number of other health-related fields, such as nursing, physician’s assistant or physical therapy.
Elkhorn Campus, Kenosha Campus, Racine Campus
Tuition & Fees: $514
Books & Supplies: $226
Fall, Spring, Summer
Nursing Assistant Career Pathway
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