Nursing Assistant, Certified Program

Picture of elderly woman being cared for by a certified nursing assistant.

Certified nursing assistants have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide daily care to adult residents, patients, and clients who are unable to care for themselves. This includes assistance with basic care skills such as grooming, bathing, and feeding. Giving both social and emotional support is a large part of the job, in addition to being familiar with resident rights, the legal aspects of care, death and dying, dementia care, and communication skills necessary to function with confidence in a healthcare team.

Certification can be used as a stepping stone into nursing or other healthcare professions.

This program prepares students for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination for OBRA Nursing Assistant Registry and Certification in Washington State. Our program is an Approved Washington State Nursing Assistant, Certified Program.

Our NAC program includes on-campus, classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as supervised clinical practice in local hospital and long-term care facilities. Learning experience focuses on developing beginning confidence related to nursing assistant care skills and/or preparing students for careers in nursing or other healthcare fields. The course is offered every quarter.

Winter 2015 Program Information:

  • Application Period:  August 26, 2014 through December 5, 2014 – The online application form and required documents must be received by December 5th.
  • Winter 2015 program period: January 5, 2015 through March 19, 2015
  • Schedules: Monday through Thursday, 5-9 pm & Saturday, 8am to 4 pm. Clinical schedule varies.
  • Tuition: $1,290
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $60.00 (This fee must be paid after applicants are accepted by the program. It will be deducted from the tuition)