Bilingual (Spanish) mode also is offered.
To become an entry-level bedside caregiver, you will learn basic nursing skills and procedures to assist others with their activities of daily living and specialized care needs. This program can fulfill the Nursing Assistant training requirement for admission into MATC’s nursing programs.
High school students may be eligible for dual enrollment to earn college credits while in high school and have the opportunity for employment.
Program graduates are prepared to work for nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, and private-duty practice settings.
This technical diploma ladders into both the Practical Nursing technical diploma and the Registered Nursing associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for details.
Additional program details: Prepare for employment as an entry-level bedside caregiver in homes and healthcare facilities, working under the direction and supervision of licensed medical personnel, primarily registered nurses or licensed practical nurses.
The coursework focuses on introducing you to the basic nursing skills and procedures needed to assist hospital clients, nursing home residents, and home health clients with their activities of daily living, specialized care, and communication needs.
Success in the program is highly dependent on having a sincere concern for people; good physical and emotional health; excellent attendance record; an ability to communicate effectively with other healthcare personnel, patients, and their families; and a neat, well-groomed appearance.
Course curriculum and instruction focus on successful preparation for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) and the state nurse aide curriculum. Graduates of the program are eligible to take part in NNAAP activities upon completion of the course; the cost for this testing is not included in course fees and tuition.
Nursing Assistant ‡
‡ Prerequisite required.Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
Communicate effectively with clients, family, and co-workers
Protect rights of clients
Demonstrate ethical and legal responsibilities
Work cooperatively in a team environment
Provide holistic, safe care to diverse populations
Demonstrate reporting and documentation
Assist clients with rehabilitation and restorative care
Provide safe care for clients with acute and chronic health conditions
Complete educational requirements for the WI NA competency evaluation
Program graduates are prepared to work for nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies, and private-duty practice settings. Typical job titles include nursing assistant and nurse aide, patient care assistant or PCA, and home-health aide. These positions work under the direction and supervision of licensed medical personnel, primarily registered nurses or licensed practical nurses.
Home Health Aide
Nurse Aide/Nursing Assistant
Patient Care Assistant