Nursing Assistant FAQs

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These are commonly asked questions student may encounter prior to the first day of class.
These questions apply to all classes, whether traditional,  blended (hybrid) classes,  or high school classes.

Can I use my own e-mail account?
No. MPTC e-mail is the primary source of communication College-wide.

Can I purchase my book from an online source?
No, you should purchase either a hard copy or an online version through the MPTC bookstore to ensure you get the correct video package with it.

What are the health requirements for the course?
All students are required to have the following vaccinations: MMR (2), Varicella (2), Flu (Fall/spring semester only), Adult Tdap (1), and TB skin test (2) or blood test. *Specific requirements are explained in course description on myMPTC website.
*Additional health requirements may be needed per clinical facility policy.

When are the health records due?
Health records should be completed prior to the first day of class. Proof of immunization history, TB skin test/lab test results need to be given to instructor with health record form. Specific due dates are per instructor discretion.

What if I have to miss a class?
Attendance is mandatory for this course, however, if you have to miss a class due to illness or other reason, you must communicate this with your instructor prior to the class you are missing. Class time missed must be made up by completing work assigned by your instructor. Any UNEXCUSED absence may lead to course withdrawal.

What if I have to miss a clinical?
Attendance is mandatory for this course, however, if you need to miss a clinical due to illness or other reason, you must communicate this with your instructor prior to the clinical you are missing. Clinical time missed must be made up by attending another clinical day. The make-up day will be discussed between student and instructor. Any UNEXCUSED absence may lead to course withdrawal.

What happens if I have to miss a class due to sports?
The same rule applies for any missed class or clinical (see above).

How can I find out how my child is doing in the class?
Students need to complete a release of information form before instructors are allowed to discuss class progress with parents/guardians/school representatives.

What happens if I don’t pass a written test?
In order to be successful in this class, you must pass all written tests with a 78% or higher. If you fail a test, you will need to take a re-take test which also must be passed with a 78% or higher. If the re-take test is failed, you must withdraw from the class.

Once I complete the NA class, how do I get certified?
After completion of the course, you will be eligible to take the Wisconsin CNA test through a company called Headmaster. Your instructor will provide detailed information on the process. If you choose to research prior, visit www.hdmaster.com.

For additional information on Nursing Assistant, please visit https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/program-information/nursing-assistant-30-543-1/.

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