This program meets both Washington State and federal curriculum requirements for
nursing assistant certification. Once certified, graduates are eligible for
employment in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities,
retirement/assisted living facilities, adult family homes, and in-home health
Students gain knowledge and learn skills caring for patients of various age
groups during acute and chronic stages of diseases, surgery, and
rehabilitation, as well as how to maintain health during the normal aging
process. Included in the curriculum are patients' rights, basic bedside nursing
skills, patient/personal safety, HIPAA and HIV/AIDS education.
Skills are practiced in the program laboratory. Clinical experience occurs in
acute hospitals and/or skilled nursing facilities.
Students must pass all coursework with a "2.0" average or better and a
satisfactory completion of clinical and lab for their certificate. This program is the
first phase of the career ladder option for students to become Licensed
Practical or Registered Nurses.
Certificate of Completion
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10 weeks - daytime & evening sections available
8:00AM - Varies from 12:00PM to 4:30PM
- Evening section:
5:00PM - Varies from 8:00PM to 9:30PM
(Hours vary during clinical assignment including possible
evening or weekend placement; please note some clinical
sites start as early as 5:45 a.m.)
Students may enter at the beginning of fall, winter, spring,
or summer quarter.