Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Technical Diploma

Nursing assistants are in high demand! If you want to assist in the care of patients in hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, hospice, and home care situations, the Nursing Assistant program is the right choice for you!

This 120-hour program involves online learning, campus lab experiences, and 40 hours of clinical practicum in healthcare agencies with patients and residents. Peer teaching concepts are used within classroom and clinical settings. Our Nursing Assistant program offers hands-on and interactive learning in skills labs where you practice skills on other students under the instruction and supervision of experienced professionals.

When working under the direct supervision of a registered nurse, your responsibilities may vary, but personal care and emotional support of patients are always primary considerations.

Upon completion of the course, students are allowed to take the state certification exam. The Mid-State Technical College Nursing Assistant program is accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Bureau of Quality Assurance. Students must be at least 16 years old to attend clinical practicum.


  • Caregiver
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Hospice Aide
  • Personal Care Worker (PCW)