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ALL Registration Requirements listed below must be completed and approved prior to enrolling in a Nursing Assistant course; no exceptions will be made.
1. Create a Madison College Student Account and Activate Account
Need assistance with this step? Please call our Enrollment Center at (608)246-6210.
2. English Reading Comprehension Requirement met by one of the following options:
If you completed your English course or assessment testing at another college, official transcripts and/or assessment test scores must be sent to the Madison College Enrollment Center. It is your responsibility to verify that the Enrollment Center has received and posted your official English transfer credits/reading assessment test scores, prior to attempting registration.
Questions about how to submit your transcripts or scores? Please contact our Enrollment Center at (608)246-6210.
3. Background Check and Health Screening
Note: this health screening process may take up to 3+ weeks, depending on your status of your immunizations.
a. Purchase and create an account on CastleBranch (formerly CertifiedBackground) for your background check and health screening document manager.
The package code for Madison College is MJ17; the cost is $68.00 (subject to change). You do not need to purchase the $12 ID card that is offered.
b. Print and complete the Background Information Disclosure (BID) Form
Concerns about your background check? Read here. If you still have concerns, contact the Nursing Assistant Program Director prior to activating your CastleBranch account.
Questions? Contact the School of Health Education Office at email@example.com or (608)246.6065.
c. Print the Health Screening Form and complete page one.
The rest of this form must be completed by a healthcare provider. Madison College does not require a full physical, however some healthcare providers may require a physical before reviewing your immunization records and completing your form.
If you do not have your own healthcare provider the Madison College GHC Clinic is an option.
Immunization records for some Wisconsin residents can be found here: https://www.dhfswir.org/PR/clientsearchvalidate.do
Note: depending on your vaccination history, you may need updated immunizations or titers (blood tests) to demonstrate your immunity. Tuberculosis (TB) testing may take up to four clinic visits.
d. Scan, save and upload your complete Background Information Disclosure (BID) and Health Screening forms to your CastleBranch account; be sure to include any supporting lab reports or documentation of immunizations.
Need assistance scanning and uploading your documents? Please visit any campus library.
e. Health or accident insurance is required to take this course. If you do not have your own comprehensive health insurance, you may purchase accident insurance here. The accident insurance is $13 per semester and will be added to your tuition balance.
f. After uploading the required documents, watch your CastleBranch account for any 'to do' messages.
Questions on the status of your documents? Please contact CastleBranch at 888-723-4263 x7196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Important Information:
Note: Students planning on enrolling in a Nursing Assistant course offered at their high school or through Youth Options have additional steps in this process; please see your school representative for more information. The background check, Health Screening Form, and reading requirements are still required prior to enrollment. Students must be 16 years of age to participate in the course. Questions about Youth Options? Please contact D'Ann Zickert at email@example.com or (608)243-4650.