Nursing Assistant - Program Requirements and Courses

State Requirements

State requirements for nurse assistant certification differ from state to state, and PTCC offers two training options to accommodate the needs of students wishing to work in Minnesota and/or Wisconsin. Both training options include classroom instruction in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, and basic nursing skills. Students also gain hands-on experience within the “lab” portion of training.

Additional Requirements

Completion of required Criminal Background Check

Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide – Certificate 17 Credits

Course ID Course Name Credits
General Education Courses
BIOL 1240 Health and Disease in the Human Body 4
ENGL 1276 College Composition 4
Technical Education Courses
HEOP 1241 Nurse Assistant 2
HEOP 1242 Nurse Assistant Clinical Lab 1
HPPC 1000 Medical Dosages 1
HPPC 1002 Medical Terminology 1
HPPC 1004 Pharmacology 1
HPPC 1010 Trained Medication Aide for Unlicensed Personnel 3