Nursing Assistant

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/nursing-assistant/

Program Number: 30-543-1
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 75 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.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer Opportunities page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

Additional Information

State Licensure Disclosure:  Moraine Park’s Nursing Assistant program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examinations or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation and licensure.  

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

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 http://hdmaster.com and click ‘Wisconsin’.

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

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