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Nursing Assistant Overview

Find your future in the healthcare field in less than one year! CVTC’s Nursing Assistant program allows you to earn your technical diploma and start your career quickly!

This 120-hour course is a combination of classroom lecture, lab experience, and clinical practice conducted in long-term care facilities. It covers basic body function and structure, nutrition, nursing care procedures, and ethical and legal considerations.

WisCaregiver Careers

As a nursing assistant, you will provide care to a variety of patients to help them live as comfortably and independently as possible. Your training will cover basic nursing skills including patient care, nutrition comprehension, and customer service. You will learn how to:

  • Collect data
  • Safeguard patients
  • Assist in all activities of daily living
  • Communicate with patients

Career Opportunities

Cardiovascular Monitoring Technician

Certified Nursing Assistant

Personal Caretaker

Resident Care Giver

Sterilization Technician

Just the Facts

Nursing Assistant
3 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and River Falls

Start Dates //
August, January, and June

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

Students entering health programs at CVTC should understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDs, through saliva and blood with direct patient care as part of their education.

This exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination, signs and labels, and other provisions.

All programs at CVTC comply with local, state, and federal infection control policies, including the use of standard precautions as stipulated by current CDC guidelines. Written policies and instructions on infection control protocol to minimize the risk of disease transmission is provided throughout the courses in the curriculum. Compliance of safety practices is evaluated throughout the students' clinical experiences to ensure a safe educational environment.

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   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

475

Books

$

93

Estimated Total:  $568

 

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

 

Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Nursing Assistant program.

The 120-hour Nursing Assistant course is a combination of lecture, lab in a classroom, and clinical practice conducted in long-term care facilities. It covers basic body function and structure, nutrition, nursing care procedures, and ethical and legal considerations.

Nursing Assistant Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

// Program Outcomes

 

68%
Employed

68% of our recent Nursing Assistant graduates get a job in the industry.

 

$23K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Nursing Assistant graduates reported an average starting salary of $23,483.

 

65
Regional Jobs

There are 65 job openings in the CVTC district for the Nursing Assistant industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

Focus On Student Success

CVTC has great programs and training with an affordable price. Very proud to attend CVTC and can't wait to enter my next chapter. This will be my second program through CVTC.

Nursing Assistant Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

Dental Assistant, Technical Diploma

Medical Assistant, Technical Diploma

Nursing, Associate Degree

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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