Nicolet College will offer evening nursing assistant classes in Tomahawk and Eagle River starting fall semester.
“For many, one of the biggest challenges to getting a college education is finding the time to attend classes,” said Nicolet Dean of Health Occupations Lenore Blemke. “By giving people the option of taking classes in the evening and holding classes closer to where people live, we’re looking to remove barriers and create a smooth pathway to college for those who may not have otherwise been able to reach that goal.”
Evening classes in Tomahawk will be Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., Sept. 7 – Nov. 14, at Tomahawk High School, with clinical instruction 5:30 – 10:30 p.m., Nov. 16 – Dec. 14, at local health care facilities.
Evening classes in Eagle River will be Monday/Wednesday 4 – 9:30 p.m., Aug. 28 – Oct. 23, at Northland Pines High School, with the clinical instruction 4 – 9:30 p.m., Oct. 25 – Nov. 27, at area health care facilities.
Students who meet income eligibility requirements will have their tuition paid for in full by the Nicolet College Foundation.
The three-credit nursing assistant technical diploma is the first step to earning a nursing degree.
Nursing assistants are commonly employed in long-term care facilities, hospitals, community-based residential facilities, and home health agencies.
According to the college’s 2015-16 Graduate Follow-up Report, the median annual starting wage for nursing assistant graduates was $26,208 and about twice that at $52,000 for those graduating with the two-year associate’s degree in nursing.
For more information or to register for classes, call the Nicolet College Welcome Center at 715-365-4493; Voice/ TTY 800-947-3529 or 711.