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Madison Metropolitan School District

Nursing Assistant (offered at Memorial HS)


This course is taught by a registered nurse from Madison College. Students seeking employment in any health care field will find this a valuable first step! Nursing Assistant is a prerequisite to all Wisconsin Technical College System nursing programs and some 4-year college admissions to nursing programs. Units of study and skills include: human development, infection control, patient transfer, body in health and disease, personal care and hygiene, nutrition, and special care. To meet certification requirements, students must pass both theory and clinical experiences in a local health care agency arranged by the teacher maintain a grade of 75% or better, and meet attendance requirements. A successful background check, TB skin tests, and certification test fee are required, but may be covered in whole or in part by the district. Class meets for additional hours of lab and clinical time on weekends, mornings, evenings, and/or breaks.

  • Recommended Grades: 11-12
  • Course Number: FCS4045
  • Credits: 1 HS Cr/sem, 3 College Cr/sem
  • Sequence Map: Health Sciences
  • Note: Elective
  • Prerequisite Recommendation: Successful students will have completed Body Structure & Function with a “C” or better and/or have taken Medical Terminology prior to taking this course.