Nursing Assistant (NAC/CNA)
The Nursing Assistant Program provides basic awareness of the role of the nursing assistant, as well as a study of basic nursing skills, emergency procedures, and laws and regulations affecting nursing assistants. Graduates are eligible to take the Washington State Certificate Exam, making them employable in many settings such as hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities (long term care and rehab), and assisted living facilities. Students will also learn success skills for school and employment-readiness skills. Hours vary during clinical assignments.
There are no pre-requisites for this course, although students should be able to read, write, understand, and speak the English language. Students must also be physically able to perform the duties of the Nursing Assistant. These duties include lifting, moving, and transporting patients.
Prior to program admittance, students will have a Washington State Patrol Background Check, which is required for the class. Because Nursing Assistants work with vulnerable adults, there are some crimes which disqualify a person from this profession. A list can be found on the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services website.
Applying to the Program
Admission to the Nursing Assistant program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the application has been received and reviewed, and a background check completed, students will receive notification regarding their admittance into the program, and further steps.
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