Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistants play an important role in basic patient/resident care activities in hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care settings, including home health care. The Nursing Assistant course meets state and federal requirements for training and testing, and is open to individuals 16 years of age or older. The course also serves as one prerequisite for individuals applying for the Nursing – Associate Degree program.

The Southwest Tech Nursing Assistant Program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, preparing the student to be successful in meeting state and federally regulated competencies as a nursing assistant. The graduating student is eligible to take the National Nurse Aid Assessment Program Exam, which includes both a written and skills exam.

This course is not eligible for financial aid.

Upcoming Nursing Assistant Courses

Dates/Times Format Clinicals
November 12, 2018 - January 12, 2019
Labs: At SWTC 12/17, 12/18, and 12/19 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Theory Online Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab in Dodgeville and Boscobel Care & Rehab in Boscobel.
January 7 - March 8, 2019
Lecture: Mondays and Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 8:10 PM
Labs: Wednesdays or Thursdays 4:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Face-to-Face Will be determined first week of class
March 18 - May 17, 2019
Lecture: Mondays and Tuesdays 4:30 PM - 8:10 PM
Labs Wednesdays or Thursdays 4:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Face-to-Face Will be determined first week of class
January 14, 2019 - TBD
Orientation: Monday, January 14 from 4-6 PM
Labs: At SWTC on Monday, February 18, Tuesday, February 19, and Wednesday, February 20 4-9:30 PM
Theory Online Pine Valley Community Village, Richland Center, WI or Upland Hills Nursing and Rehab Center, Dodgeville, WI Dates & times TBD
Advanced Nursing Assistant
Theory/Lab: March 19, 21, 26, 28 & April 2, 4, 9 from 4-9 PM
Face to Face Location TBD Thursday April 11, Friday April 12 and Saturday Apil 13 from 1:45-10:15 PM
April 15, 2019 - TBD
Orientation: Monday, January 14 from 4-6 PM
Labs: At SWTC on Monday, May 6; Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 8 from 4-9:30 PM
Theory Online Schmitt Woodland Hills, Richland Center, WI and Manor Care, Platteville, WI. Dates & times TBD