Yes! Madison College is a recent recipient of a Wisconsin Blueprint for Prosperity grant, allowing creation of a weekend nursing assistant program. This program is designed for individuals with full-time work or school obligations on weekdays but open to all Madison College district students.
In this hybrid course, you will have the opportunity to complete the theory portion of the course online. You must commit to (4) skills lab weekend-days or evenings at the Truax campus and (6) weekend clinical day or evenings at an area healthcare organization. Click here to view available sections of this course.
Questions? Please contact the School of Health Education at (608)246-6065.
Please visit the Nursing Assistant Registration Requirements page for more details.
The Nursing Assistant Course is regulated by the Department of Health Services, including the course content and number of hours. Successful completion requires students to have completed the full 120 course hours in the classroom, skills lab and clinical setting. The expectation is the student will attend all hours for the course they have registered for. A student who is late or missing class will likely not pass the course. Students should not be registering for a course if they cannot commit to attending all the assigned hours.
The Nursing Assistant Program uses many different clinical sites. The specific sites assigned are dependent on many variables. Students will be informed the first day of class on their specific clinical site. Anticipate individual travel time and personal transportation requirements for the clinical rotation. Assignment to a clinical on a bus route or near personal residence is frequently not possible.
You will go to CertifiedBackground.com to order and pay for your background check and health screening document manager. The cost is $68. The package code for Madison College is MJ17. Make sure to fill out and upload the Background Information Disclosure (BID) form to your Certified Profile. You must also complete and submit a Health Screening form to CertifiedBackground.com.
NOTE: The Health Screening form will require you to obtain personal health records, TB testing and other vaccinations. It could take more than three weeks to complete the required vaccinations and testing, so please allow ample time prior to term start.
If you are concerned about the potential results of your background check, you may wish to speak with our Nursing Assistant Program Director prior to activating your Certified Background account.
Prior to September 16, 2013, students were required to activate two separate package codes (one for the health screening document manager and one for the background check). If you only activated the background check package code and need to now enter the health screening document manager, please use package code MJ17im. If you only activated the health screening document manager package code and need to now enter the background check, please use package code MJ17bg.
Students will need to budget for the following:
Please note: this program/course is not eligible for Financial Aid.
Testing must be completed within one year from the date on your Nursing Assistant course certificate. If testing is not successfully completed within one year, you must complete the entire Nursing Assistant course.
The Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion can be requested from the Program Director. Make sure your phone number and mailing address in your Student Center are up-to-date to ensure a prompt delivery.
You will need to complete the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP®) Application for the Competency Examination. This application must be signed by your instructor. There is an additional fee for the certification exam (approximately $120) not included in the Nursing Assistant course.
Certification Status may be updated every 2 years by:
Out-of-state Nursing Assistants transferring to Wisconsin must have completed at least 120 hours of training and will need to complete the Nurse Aide Registry Out-of-State Application.
No. You must complete an entire approved 120 hour training program and successfully complete the certification exam (both written and skills).
Please refer to the State Nurse Aide Registries document for addresses and phone numbers.
Go to Pearson VUE’s website to:
• Download a Candidate Handbook
• Download an Application for Competency Evaluation
• Download an Out-of-State Application
• Download a Change Form
• Download a Nurse Aide Registry Renewal Form
• View Test Schedules and Deadline Dates
• View Frequently Asked Questions
• View the Nurse Aide Practice Written Examination
• Verify your status on the Registry
Call the American Red Cross to:
• Obtain a Candidate Handbook
• Obtain an application
• Schedule the examination
• Cancel a scheduled examination
• Arrange special examination requests and services
• Change your current address or name prior to testing
American Red Cross
Hours of Operation – 7:30am – 4:30pm
Phone – 1 (866) 257-5424
Fax – 1 (866) 257-6506
PO Box 5875
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Call Pearson VUE to:
• Clarify information about the Registry
• Obtain information on maintaining status on the Registry
• Obtain information regarding your Score Report
• Change your current address or name on file with the Registry
• Request a duplicate Score Report
• Obtain information regarding the examination
• Obtain information regarding reciprocity
• Obtain a Registry Renewal Form
Hours of Operation – 7:00am – 4:00pm
Phone – 1 (877) 329-8760
NOTE: If you do not have Internet access, call Pearson VUE to verify your status on the Registry.