News Release

Published on Friday, February 11, 2005

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - Western Wisconsin Technical College (WWTC) will offer a 12-week, 130-hour skilled nursing assistant training class beginning March 22 and ending May 12. The class will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30-p.m. at the WWTC Black River Falls Campus.

Nursing assistants work under the supervision of registered nurses and are employed in various areas where health care is provided. They offer supportive care to residents in nursing homes, other long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Classroom and clinical learning activities are correlated to provide meaningful patient care and experiences.

According to WORKnet (Wisconsin’s Workforce and Labor Market Information System) nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants are among the top 10 occupations in the state with the largest number of projected openings during the 2002-2012 time period. There are projected to be an average of 1,580 openings per year for these nursing assistant related jobs.

To register for the class or for more information, call the WWTC-Black River Falls Campus at (715) 284-2253.