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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Technical Diploma  |  30-543-1

Start Dates: August, January, and June

Effective: June 2023

First Semester

Course #Course TitleCreditsPrerequisites/Comments

Choose 2 credits from the following:543-300Nursing Assistant2Minimum grade of "C" required.The Nursing Assistant program prepares students for employment as nursing assistants. The program also prepares students for other health-related programs. During the 86-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 and 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 inclusion on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and employment in nursing homes, hospital, home health agencies, hospices, CBRF's, assistant living centers and homes for the developmentally disabled.

Choose 2 credits from the following:543-303Introduction to Patient Care1Minimum grade of "C" required.This course will provide students with an overview and knowledge to assist with providing basic care in the healthcare setting.

Choose 2 credits from the following:543-304Nursing Asst Lab & Clinical1543-303 with a "C" or better | Minimum grade of "C" required.This course applies knowledge from the Introduction to Patient Care course in the lab and clinical setting. Students will demonstrate competency in completing the skills necessary for employment as a nursing assistant. This course, in combination with 543-300 Introduction to Patient Care course, is equivalent to the 543-300 Nursing Assistant course.



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Minimum Program Credits Required: 2

2.0 Minimum Program Cumulative GPA Required for Graduation
If a student does not enroll in any courses at CVTC for two or more consecutive semesters, the student will be required to reapply with Admissions. Students must abide by any changes in admission requirements and degree requirements.

Updated: 10/31/2023 2:09 p.m.  |  Printed: 12/8/2023 4:07 a.m.

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