Nursing Assistant

Follow your career passion

Nursing assistants play an important role in basic patient/resident care activities in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare settings, including home healthcare. If you’re a good communicator, compassionate, and interested in caring for people, becoming a nursing assistant may be a rewarding career choice for you.


Wisconsin Department of Health Services – (DHS Approved program)

Lakeshore Technical College's Nursing Assistant program courses prepare students to obtain state certification to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states.

Career Area
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 1 Terms 
  • 3 Credits
  • Starts in June, July, August, October, January, or March

Career Outlook

Nursing Assistant

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Salary data is derived from surveys collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and mapped to LTC programs using economic modeling software. As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. The wage data presented here is the median annual salary in the LTC District as reported by EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.) Some people beginning work at jobs in these fields may find a higher or lower starting wage that what is reported here.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Submit transcripts and test scores
  • Complete the Background Information Disclosure form.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete Health form.
  • Complete Technical Standards form.
  • Complete the Nursing Assistant Handbook.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

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