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On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin was admitted to the union as the 30th state. One of the north-central states, it borders the western part of Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to the north and Lake Michigan to the east. Illinois is to the south, while Minnesota and Iowa are to the west and southwest, respectively.

The name Wisconsin is an English translation of the French translation of the Algonquin name Meskousing, which is said to mean “that redstone stream,” referring to the Wisconsin River. Madison is located in south-central Wisconsin and is the state capital.

More than 12,000 years ago, the territory of modern Wisconsin was covered with huge glaciers. During the Wisconsin glacial phase, as the ice sheet began to melt, it left behind scenic physical features, including flooded plains, terminal and hot moraines, drums, eskers, and low-lying areas that became lakes.

Wisconsin’s economy is diversified, with three major sectors concentrated in specific areas. The industrial belt of southeastern Wisconsin, which stretches from Kenosha along Lake Michigan along the state line to Milwaukee, the state’s largest city, and beyond, is a major factor in Wisconsin’s status as one of the largest manufacturing states in the United States. In the southern two-thirds of the state, favorable climate, soil, and terrain make dairy farming possible, making Wisconsin the nation’s leading cheese producer and the leading producer of milk and butter. The sparsely populated northern evergreen deciduous forests and lake areas are tourist and leisure centers.

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Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Established in 1967, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) is a technical college located in Fennimore, Wisconsin. SWTC is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System and serves the communities of Crawford, Grant, Lafayette, Iowa, Dane, Sauk, and Vernon counties. Students at SWTC can choose from two different CNA courses —one delivered in an online/class hybrid format and the other delivered on-campus. The three-credit Nursing Assistant Program aims to ready students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment test and to prepare them for gainful employment in the nursing assistant field.

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee Area Technical College, a two-year vocational-technical higher education institution serving the Milwaukee area, was founded in 1912. Its main campus is located in downtown Milwaukee, and MATC operates additional campuses in Oak Creek, West Allis, and Mequon. The college's total annual enrollment is approximately 35,000 students. MATC offers a three-credit CNA program that can be taken during morning, evening or weekend hours. The program seeks to prepare students for entry-level employment as a direct caregiver working in patient homes, hospital settings, and long-term nursing facilities.

University of Wisconsin Green Bay

University of Wisconsin Green Bay is a public university located in the city of Green Bay. It was chartered in 1965, one of many schools that make up the University of Wisconsin System, and has earned the nickname ‘Eco U’ because of the strong emphasis it places on environmental sustainability. It offers students a one-semester long Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course consisting of a combination of in-class lectures and discussions, simulated lab practice and a supervised clinical externship.

Western Technical College

Situated in the city of La Crosse along the Mississippi River, Western Technical College is a two-year college which serves 11 counties in the surrounding area. Founded in 1912 under the name Western Wisconsin Technical College, it was renamed to its current status six years later. It became part of the Wisconsin Technical College System in 1991. The college offers students an approved three-credit nursing assistant program, which includes classroom lecture and discussion, laboratory skills practice, and a clinical externship experience at a local long-term care facility.

Blackhawk Technical College

Located in Rock County, Blackhawk Technical College is a state-funded technical college established by Wisconsin lawmakers in 1968. BTC is a member college of the Wisconsin Technical College System, serving the communities of Green and Rock counties. The college’s main campus is situated between Janesville and Beloit. BTC’s three-credit Certified Nursing Assistant program provides students with a combination of 120 total contact hours. Classroom lectures and discussions, on-campus laboratory skills practice, and a clinical practicum component at a local healthcare facility help students meet this educational requirement.

Source: https://www.topnursing.org/cna/programs/wisconsin/

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