Nursing Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Technical Diploma
2 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)
Monroe Campus

Flexible Learning Options

At Blackhawk, we understand our students have busy lives and hectic schedules which is why the college offers a variety of flexible learning options to best serve you. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

Nursing assistants are vital members of the healthcare community and at Blackhawk, we offer the opportunity to pursue a Nursing Assistant technical diploma and take Nursing Assistant advanced coursework.

This 90-hour program includes classroom lectures, campus lab experiences, and a clinical practicum, where students work at healthcare agencies with patients and residents. In addition to the exceptional curriculum, you’ll practice your skills under the supervision of an experienced professional so that you are prepared to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam.

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. 

Prior to enrolling in this program, you must complete a placement exam, a criminal background check to determine eligibility for placement at an active clinical site, and clinical requirements detailed at the bottom of this page.  

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Median Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Certified Nursing Assistant
Home Health Aide
Hospice Aide
Personal Care Worker

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Nursing Assistant
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Additional Program Information

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