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Nursing Assistant

Share 30-543-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 3 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Chilton, Clintonville, Oshkosh, Waupaca

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A nursing assistant is an essential member of the health care team. This program will help you learn how to provide for the personal care and comfort of people with health problems. You will learn to bathe, dress, feed, mobilize and transport people; obtain pulse and temperature; and report observations and reactions to the health care team. Nursing assistants prepare equipment, take care of the patient’s room and keep patient records. In this role, you may assist clients with dementia and rehabilitation needs, and provide restorative care to help them maintain their independence. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to take the certification exam. You will have a variety of employment options as a certified nursing assistant.


Career Opportunities


  • Care Manager
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Home Health Aide
  • Nurse Aid
  • Patient Care Associate
  • Personal Care Worker

Estimated Program Cost


Nursing Assistant

This program will cost about $446.60* based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change, and may not include costs for books, additional materials or supplies.

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Nursing Assistant

Term Availability
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

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.
Additional Information
Upon graduation and successful completion of the Wisconsin Nurse Aide competency exam conducted by Pearson Vue, you are qualified to work as a nursing assistant or home health aide in a hospital, nursing home, home care or other health care agencies.

You will be required to complete a criminal background check prior to any internship or clinical experience. Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which provide student clinical and internship opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical or internship experience.

Please read, sign and submit the Functional Ability Criteria Statement of Understanding found at [www.fvtc.edu/NAFunctionalAbility](http://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/General%20Site/PoS/FunctionalAbilities_NA_October2014.pdf) prior to registering for a Nursing Assistant class.
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