DQA Program Assists Providers Interested in Training Their Own Nurse Aides
To help address the shortage of nurse aides, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) developed the Nurse Aide Emergency Training Program (ETP) and a webpage with resources for health care providers interested in training their own nurse aides.
Reminding providers of the program, DQA wrote, “Health care providers across the state report a severe shortage of nurse aides to care for their residents and patients. In response to this shortage, over 135 providers in Wisconsin have begun to train their own staff in-house through the Nurse Aide Emergency Training Program with excellent results. The ETP may be a good fit for your organization, too.” DQA noted the ETP “offers a way to increase the number of nurse aides at your facility or agency.”
For health care providers interested in pursuing the ETP, additional information is available on a DQA webpage
This story originally appeared in the August 19, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter