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nursing assistant


    Video: Nursing Assistant

    Program Number: 30-543-1
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Technical Diploma
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
    This program is NOT eligible for financial aid

    Program Description

    The Nursing Assistant program provides classroom theory, laboratory experience and clinical learning that teaches students the skills to perform duties such as taking vital signs, bathing, dressing, making beds, and other direct resident care. Community agencies are used for clinical learning and include long-term care settings.

    Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $26,751

    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

    Career Pathways

    Career Pathways offer a guide to help you achieve your education and employment goals. With short-term education options based on stackable credits, Career Pathways allow you to build upon your education goals as you plan your career advancement. At each step of the way, your classes will stack to more advanced certificates and diplomas, earning industry recognized credentials that provide you potentially new employment opportunities.

    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.


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    543-300 Nursing Assistant 3
    Total 3

    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.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.