Become a Nursing Assistant
6-8 weeks equaling 120 hours of training that leads to a certificate of completion (NA)
The College of Menominee Nation offers a State-approved Nursing Assistant (NA) course that has you ready for work or the next step in your education in just eight weeks.
Communities located near the campuses of the College of Menominee Nation report current and long-term job openings for nursing assistants in nursing homes, hospitals, clinics, and other places where healthcare is delivered. CNAs may also find work as care-givers in private homes and in assisted-living or retirement facilities.
What does a CNA do?
In most jobs as a nursing assistant, you will be working as a front-line care-giver to patients under the direction of a registered or licensed practical nurse. Depending upon where you work, you could be assigned to helping admit and discharge patients; taking care of patients’ basic activities of daily living, such as obtaining specimens; preparing and maintaining patients’ rooms and beds, or assisting with any number of responsibilities that help to assure the physical and emotional comfort, safety, nutrition, hygiene, grooming and mobility of those in your care.
Upon successful completion of the NA course, you will be eligible to take the certification exam. After obtaining your certification, you will be listed on the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry and you can seek work immediately.
Obtaining your CNA serves as the first step on the nursing career ladder to the Practical Nurse (PN) and Registered Nurse (ADN) programs. It is the entry into all the other programs.
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