This course is not eligible for financial aid

The Theory portion of this course is Online

Course Dates

Course Start Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Course End Date: Friday, October 16, 2020


In order to begin this class, all students must attend the MANDATORY orientation session.

Monday, August 17th 10am - 12pm online via a ZOOM meeting. ZOOM invite will be sent one week prior to class via your SWTC email and also on Schoology


Lab dates/times : 4:00pm to 9:30pm Monday 8/31, Thursday 9/10 and Monday 9/14 or Tuesdays 9/1, 9/8 and 9/15 or Wednesdays 9/2, 9/9 and 9/16


Clinical Location

SWTC or if able, a Boscobel Long Term Care Facility

Clinical Dates

Dates and times are subject to change

Due to Covid19 pandemic, we are not currently allowed to do clinical at a nursing home. If this would become available, we will do so. Dates:Mon 9/28, Tues 9/29 and Wed 9/30 4pm to 930pm or Sat 10/3 and 10/10 8am to 4pm or .Mon 10/5, Tues 10/6 and Wed 10/7 4pm to 930pm. Instructor will work with students to choose clinical group.Please note that students may be required to provide their own PPE/Face Mask if we have clinical at a nursing home. This would be a cloth or simple surgical mask. This possible requirement is subject to change.

Additional Information

For Online/Hybrid Students

All students will be required to attend the on-campus orientation which will include an introduction to Schoology – Southwest Tech’s learning management system. The Schoology orientation will give you an idea of what to expect in an online or hybrid course and specifically orient you to the system.

Listed below are some requirements of an online/hybrid student:

  • Convenient access to a computer with internet access and the capability of installing the LockDown Respondus Browser and a Webcam.
  • Frequent use of your college-issued email account
  • Word processing software - Microsoft Word is preferred. Microsoft Office is available free to all Southwest Tech Students – go to this website and use your student email address to sign up -
  • Self-motivation and self-discipline
  • Ability to manage time to successfully complete required course work – 10 – 15 hours per week could be required for this online or hybrid course.

Students with disabilities, who need accommodations, should contact the office of the Support Services Specialist, Knox Learning Center, (608) 822-2631 or 800-362-3322, Ext. 2631, TTY/TDD (608) 822-2072, or email Disability Services.

Total Course Hours (lecture, lab, and clinical) = 120 Hours
The Nursing Assistant course is regulated by the Department of Health Services - including course content and number of hours. Attendance is mandatory to ensure compliance with the State of Wisconsin requirements for Nursing Assistant training. Students are required to attend ALL 120 hours without exception to complete the course.

Materials needed before first day of class (available at Southwest Tech Bookstore)

  • Mosby’s Textbook for Nursing Assistants, 9th edition, Mosby’s Nursing Assistant Workbook (optional)
  • 120 Hour Nursing Assistant Basic Student Learning Packet available at SWTC bookstore
  • #2 pencil for exams, small note pad, highlighter
  • Watch with a second hand
  • Shoes: Nonskid, no open toes
  • Scrubs: Optional/Recommended but not required for clinical portion. Comfortable street clothes for lab
  • Additional supplies for lab will be explained at orientation

Topics that will be discussed at orientation:

  1. Nursing Assistant Policies and Procedures
  2. Course schedule
  3. Clinical site assignments, days, times, locations, rotations
  4. Information regarding the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry

*Notice to students under 18 years of age: The U.S. Department of Labor issued a ruling in 2011 that allows only nursing assistants 18 years of age and over to assist and operate client lift devices. Therefore, some nursing homes are choosing to hire only nursing assistants 18+ years of age. Please contact the nursing homes directly if you are under 18 and have questions regarding their hiring policy.

Additional questions may be directed to Nursing Assistant Instructor:

Jill Henry
Email Jill
ORAngela Starkey, RN
Email Angela