NAC Program Details

Bellevue College offers a Nursing Assistant Training Program which prepares students to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Examination.  If successful, students will be certified in Washington State and qualified to work in nursing homes, hospitals, assisted living, group homes, and other home care agencies.  The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Social and Health Care Services (DSHS) in Washington State approves this program.  Certification can be used as a stepping stone into nursing, or other healthcare professions.

Bellevue College Nursing Assistant, Certified program offers on-site (in-facility) Washington State written and skills testing to students who successfully complete our program.

The Nursing Assistant, Certified Program is a 12 credit Certificate of Completion.  For tuition costs please visit:

Students under the age of 18 are required to have parent permission and permission from  Running Start (if in Running Start) to complete the program.  Please keep in mind that it may be difficult to get a job if younger than 18.  Retraining and retesting is required if you do not work one paid shift in a 24 month period.

Item numbers and entry codes will be provided to applicants once they have completed the application process and been selected for the program.  Acceptance into the program is first come, first serve for the applicants who have submitted completed applications.  Applicants are notified via email if their application is missing documents.


Winter 2020 Application Period:  October 1, 2019 through December 6, 2019

  • Theory and Lab class times are Monday through Thursday, 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Open Lab times are arranged, attendance required
  • Clinical times are arranged (day or evening shift)


Required materials:

  • Textbook
  • Scrubs: Surgical Green (color)
  • Small Pocket Notebook and pen






Last Updated December 30, 2019