Individuals interested in exploring a health career may want to begin as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The focus of the program is on providing personal care to residents/patients of nursing homes, hospitals and other health agencies. Student nursing assistants learn basic nursing and personal care. Employees in this field are required to do lifting and moving of residents/patients in bed and to and from chairs. The job also requires considerable walking and standing. Potential occupations include: Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide. After successful completion of the Nursing Assistant course, students will be able to take the State of Wisconsin Nurse Aide Certification Exam. Certification is required for employment at any federally funded healthcare agency. The Nursing Assistant course is required for admission to the NTC Nursing Associate Degree program and certification is needed if you desire to seek employment as a Medication Assistant or Student Nurse Intern while completing the Nursing Associate Degree program. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Geriatric Care Specialist Technical Diploma program.
program at a Glance
- Wausau Fully Available
- Antigo Fully Available
- Medford Fully Available
- Phillips Fully Available
- Spencer Fully Available
- Wittenberg Fully Available
Approximate Cost$528 (Tuition: $457, Books: $71)
Average Starting Salary$23,725 Annually, based on the 2015 NTC Graduate Employment Report.
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- Exhibit desirable employee traits in all roles as a nursing assistant
- Demonstrate sensitivity to emotional, social and mental health during interaction with clients
- Demonstrate behavior that supports and promotes clients' rights and safety
- Perform basic nursing and personal care skills
- Demonstrate skills and behavior that assists clients in attaining and maintaining independence
- Interact appropriately with clients experiencing selected dementias
- Nursing Assistant (CNA)
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This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.
Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.
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