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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 16 years.
  • Must take the COMPASS test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.
  • Student must complete and pass a Nationwide criminal background check within 3 months prior to admission into the program at (use package code EO81na). This program includes a clinical rotation which requires a second background check through the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and is conducted by the clinical training site.
  • All immunization records, etc need to be uploaded to
  • Students must meet vaccination and program specified health requirements in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control Health Provider immunization guidelines, including the submission of original lab results, x-ray reports and immunization records which are dated and signed by their healthcare provider. For more information, please click here.
  • Health insurance, both injury and sickness, is required for participation in the program.
  • Current (within one year) evaluation by a physician or nurse practitioner to ensure student and patient safety.  The evaluation should address the following areas in respect to the student's ability to perform the laboratory skills and clinical responsibilities related to becoming a Nursing Assistant:
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and to reach overhead.
    • Ability to stand or walk for long periods.

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Running Start students may complete their high school diploma along with Nursing Assistant.
  • Communication involving patient care in the clinical setting is crucial to patient safety. All students shall be fluent in the English language, including verbal and written language.

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