Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Certificate

Credits Required for Graduation: 3.00

Program Overview

The Nursing Assistant program is designed to prepare an individual for employment as an entry-level nursing assistant in long-term care settings, hospitals, or adult day care facilities. The program provides training in communication skills, both oral and written, personal care, basic nursing skills, assisting individuals in maintaining independence and promoting rehabilitation, and appropriate interaction with individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. The program consists of a combination of classroom and laboratory activities as well as clinical experience in long-term care settings. The program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services as a Nursing Assistant Training program. Students who successfully complete the program, are required to take the Nursing Assistant Registry Exam offered by Pearson Vue if they desire employment in a federally funded health care facility, that is, a facility that accepts Medicare and Medicaid patients. The exam must be taken within one year of program completion. If the exam is not taken or passed within one year of program completion, the nursing assistant course must be retaken before qualifying to take the exam. The current cost of the exam is $115.00*.

*Testing fee is set by the testing agency. The fee can change without notice.



National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP)

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant program, students are eligible to take the competency examination.

The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) is an examination program designed to determine minimal competency to become a certified Nursing Assistant. Students who have successfully completed a 120 hour nursing assistant program are required by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to take the Nursing Assistant Registry Exam if they desire employment in a federally funded health care facility. Pearson VUE is the authorized administrator of the examination for the State of Wisconsin. The exam is made up of both a written and skills evaluation. Both portions of the NNAAP must be passed before a nursing assistant student can be certified in Wisconsin.

  Western
July - September 2012
Statewide
July - September 2012
Western
October - December 2012
Statewide
October - December 2012
  Written Skills Written Skills Written Skills Written Skills
# Of Testers 86 100 3,336 3,635 105 131 2,312 2,643
# Passed 82 72 3,211 3,027 104 86 2,190 2,151
Percentage
Pass Rate
95% 72% 96% 83% 99% 65% 94% 81%

Updated 2/27/2013