Become a Nursing Assistant at Western Technical College

Have a passion for putting others first? Finding a rewarding life path isn’t far off – did you know that there’s a chance to turn your people-first interest into a meaningful career opportunity?

In the past, Western’s Nursing Assistant Program has been very popular – including a waitlist for those interested. But, we’re excited to announce that we have openings as soon as March as well as for summer and fall terms! When it comes to Western’s key programs, this is certainly one of our most well-regarded – and on your career journey, our goal is to get your foot in the door.

What Does the Program Offer?

As a nursing assistant, you will directly provide care to patients in hospital, long-term-care, or adult-daycare settings.

Cassie Hurley

“I love being a CNA. It’s a great job to have with you’re in school. It’s the perfect foundation for a career in healthcare. Working as a CNA is great hands-on patient experience; it makes you a better nurse,” student Cassie Hurley said.

You’ll learn through a combination of classroom and laboratory activities with hands-on clinical experience in a long-term care facility. Throughout the program you will receive several skills:

  • Communication – oral & written
  • Personal care
  • Basic nursing
  • Assisting people in maintaining independence
  • Promoting rehabilitation
  • Care for those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias

There are no required classes you need to take before you apply for the program. The only thing you need to concern yourself with is having a copy of our high school transcript, reading the program’s essential functions, completing a background check, and filling out a health portal that includes a TB test and COVID-19 vaccination status document.

The best part is once you apply, you’ll have a dedicated Admissions Coach to guide you through the requirements and help you register!

Help Yourself to a Successful Career Opportunity

Western’s Nursing Assistant program can help you on your path no matter how far along or early on you are – you can even complete the program while you’re in high school. Get a head start on your Nursing associate degree or start your career right away!

Hailee Lynn

“I got my CNA license in high school. At the time I had no idea it would be such a good fit. The job itself is rewarding and it’s also a great step forward in healthcare careers,” student Hailee Lynn says.

When you earn your Nursing Assistant Technical Diploma, you open the door for several exciting career opportunities:

  • Nurse Aide – CNA
  • Home Health Aide
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Personal Care Worker
  • Patient Care Associate

Not only that, but you’ll also obtain a plethora of additional skills like teamwork: effective communication: diverse caregiving skill, including personal, mental, and physical; reporting valuable information: and so much more.

Through this program, you’ll refine your current skills while unlocking new ones that will take your further in your career goals. Start your career in helping others by helping yourself first. Apply today.