Nursing Assistant Requirements and Application

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From submitting your application to admission to registration, WITC is available to help guide you through the admissions process. To help you successfully complete this program, WITC has developed a set of program requirements and functional ability criteria. For students with a disability, reasonable accommodations are available to help you be successful in the program of your choice. 

Admission Requirements

The first step to get admitted is to fill out a WITC application, and WITC will guide you from there. If you're not quite ready to become a student, visit a campus to get the full WITC experience. A campus tour will give you the opportunity to meet staff, instructors and students, tour the campus and get a real feel for the campus culture. 

  • Be at least 16 years old

  • Complete application process

  • Review and sign Background Check Disclosure

  • Submit Background Check fee

  • Have an acceptable Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check

  • Attend a mandatory orientation session scheduled prior to start of class

  • Review and sign Functional Abilities Disclosure

Program-Specific Requirements

  • Demonstrate negative status for tuberculosis (Tb)

  • Review and sign Nursing and Allied Health Division Confidentiality Statement

How to Apply

The Nursing Assistant program offers the opportunity to work in a healthcare setting as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) and is also a prerequisite to the WITC Associate Degree Nursing program. Because the Nursing Assistant program is approved by the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services, the application process has very specific requirements for entry into our program.

Please contact your local Student Services office to apply or for a detailed information packet. 

Estimated Costs for 2019-2020

Program Tuition 


Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check


Books & Supplies Order Form


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Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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