The Nursing Assistant program prepares students for employment as nursing assistants. The program also prepares Nursing Assistant students with some of the skills needed for the first semester of the Nursing program. During the 120 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 employment in nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, CBRF's, assisted living centers and homes for the developmentally disabled.
30-543-300 NURSING ASSISTANT...basic nursing/personal care skills, principles of communication skills, resident rights and team work with other care givers under the supervision of a licensed nurse. (Prerequisite: Accepted in the Nursing Assistant program. Call 1-888-385-6982, ext. 7010 or go to http://www.nwtc.edu/Admissions/Admissions/Nursing-Assitant-Admission-Process for directions.)
• 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.