Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

The nursing assistant is a vital member of the health care team. The nursing assistant carries out assigned duties under the direction of the professional nurse. Responsibilities include bathing, dressing, toileting, assisting with feeding, taking vital signs, ambulating, lifting and moving clients, and performing other selected nursing procedures. The instructional program for the Nursing Assistant diploma consists of lecture with laboratory practice and supervised clinical experience in local health care facilities. This program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health as a nurse aide training program. The diploma is granted for successful completion of 118 hours of instruction.

  • CNA student with patient at healthcare facility
  • Nursing assistant with patient at rehab facility

Program Outline

Term 1
Course # Course Title Credits
3054330000 Nursing Assistant

Provides theory, laboratory practice, and clinical experience for employment as an entry level nursing assistant in a health care facility. Approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.


At A Glance

How You'll Learn


On Campus



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Term Start Dates

Summer 2024: May 6 Fall 2024: August 26 Spring 2025: January 13

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Program Tuition*


Books & Supplies*


*Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.

You may experience these additional costs, not charged by Nicolet, estimated based on length of program.

Personal Expenses

What You'll Learn

  • Communicate effectively with clients, family, and co-workers.
  • Protect rights of clients
  • Complete educational requirements for the WI NA competency evaluation
  • Demonstrate ethical and legal responsibilities
  • Assist clients with rehabilitation and restorative care
  • Provide safe care for clients with acute and chronic health conditions
  • Provide holistic, safe care to a diverse populations
  • Work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Demonstrate reporting and documentation

Your Potential Careers

  • Nursing Assistant

Median Annual Salary

$28,163 $29,035 $29,588
Local State National

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Get Started

Your application can be submitted online, it takes just a few minutes to complete.

Additional Costs

Students are required to pay tuition and the following other costs as applicable:

  1. Textbook and curriculum binder ($110)
  2. TB skin test ($15), Influenza vaccine ($45), MMR ($30)
  3. Caregiver criminal background check ($10)
  4. Upon successful completion of the course, students wanting to become Certified Nursing Assistants need to take the State certification exam (Approximately $120)
  5. Uniform tops will be provided to students free of charge

Credit for Prior Learning

Based on prior experience and skills, qualified Veteran medics and EMS workers may be able to test out of some classes. Contact the Dean of Health Occupations, at 715.365.4539 to learn about earning credit for what you already know.

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