Nursing Assistant

Program Number: 30-543-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

Ignite your passion for helping people and begin your journey in the medical field with a Nursing Assistant technical diploma from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

The Nursing Assistant program at Moraine Park prepares students to take the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry exam through a combination of more than 120 hours of classroom theory, laboratory work and clinical experience. Students learn the skills they need to work in long-term care settings, such as taking vital signs, bathing, dressing, making beds and other direct resident care.

What You’ll Learn

Moraine Park’s Nursing Assistant training prepares students for work as nursing assistants by teaching the foundations of how to communicate and interact with patients, family and co-workers, maintain and protect client rights, and record observations. Students also learn ethical and legal responsibilities of nursing assistants, how to provide safe care for a diverse population, assist clients with long-term, disabling conditions, and more.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Career Pathways
Admission Process
Program Guide
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • 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.
  • Provide safe care to a diverse population, meeting personal, physical and psychosocial client needs.
  • Assist with client rehabilitation and restorative care, promoting independence.
  • Assist clients with long-term, disabling conditions including dementia, always focusing on the strengths of the client.
  • Work cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Eligible to take the WI NA Competency evaluation.
Career Opportunities
  • Nursing Assistant
Admission Process

  1. Visit the Admissions Page for details.
  2. In addition to standard admissions, this program also has:
    1. Health Requirements
    2. Criminal Background Check. Please see the Mandatory-prior to class read "Course Information" for more information on these items.

Apply and complete the admission process early. It is recommended that students submit an application at least three weeks before their desired course start. Students cannot register for the Nursing Assistant course before being fully admitted to the Nursing Assistant program.


    Visit the Admissions Page for details

    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

    Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.

    Mandatory-prior to class read "Course Information."

    Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry: To be eligible for inclusion on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry, students also complete written/oral and skill performance competency examinations after completing the course. This permits graduates to be employed in state and federally approved skilled long-term care and home healthcare facilities.  For more information about the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry competency examination, contact Headmaster: Testing at 888-404-0462, Registry at 888-401-0465, or visit the Headmaster website at hdmaster.com and click ‘Wisconsin’.

    High school courses helpful in preparing for this program include English, science and math.

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    NumberTitleCrs
    Semester 1
    543-300Nursing Assistant3
    Total3
     
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