Curriculum for: 30-543-1
 Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistants sometimes call Nurse Aides, Patient
Care Assistants (PCA) or, Patient Care Technicians (PCT)
are in high demand to assist in the care of patients in
extended care facilities, home care situations, and, with
some additional training, in hospitals. Working under the
direct supervision of a licensed nurse, their
responsibilities may vary, but personal care and emotional
support of patients are always primary considerations.
This 120-hour course involves classroom lectures, campus
lab experiences, and a clinical practicum, which involves
working in healthcare agencies with patients and residents.
Students must be at least 16 years old to attend clinical
practicum. Students under the age of 18 must be selected as
a Youth Apprentice through their High School. Those who
successfully complete this course are eligible to take the
National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam to
become a part of the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry as a
CNA/HHA. The cost for this testing is not included in
course fees and tuition.
Prior to enrolling in a Nursing Assistant class, you must
complete a background check and submit background and
health screening information via the Certified Background
Company. All pieces must be completed in full and approved
prior to registration; No exceptions will be made. The
clinical background check must be accepted by three (3)
or more active clinical sites. There is an additional fee
associated with the background check process and physical
examination process. In addition to the physical
examination forms, you will be required to fill out the
Functional Ability form and Acknowledgement of Risks and
Release of Responsibility forms.

Total Credits in Program (available at BTC):6

835-103 - Student Success
Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their program. This is an institutional requirement for all students.

 Note: Semester schedules are displayed in the recommended order of completion. However, classes may be taken in any order, providing course and/or program pre-requisites and co-requisites are satisfied.

First Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 543-300Nursing Assistant3
 543-302ANursing Assistant - Advanced2
 543-311Personal Care Worker1



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