The Nursing Assistant Certificate Program prepares students for employment as nursing assistants.
Physical Activity Requirements: This occupation requires medium physical activity and lifting/handling objects weighing 50 pounds and standing for long periods of time.
Employability Requirements: Upon completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the State Certification Examination - the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam (NNAAP). Graduates must pass the NNAAP exam and meet the state eligibility requirements, including a criminal background check, in order to apply for licensure. Persons with some types of criminal convictions may not be eligible for licensure.
Program Length: The total number of hours to complete the course is 167 hours. NAC 108 involves 58 hours of nursing assistant theory, which includes HIV/AIDS and CPR. NAC 111 includes 59 hours of nursing skills. NAC 114 includes 50 hours of unit-based clinical experience in a long-term care facility, using the knowledge and skills acquired from NAC 108 and NAC 111. Mandatory attendance is required for all nursing laboratory and clinical days.
Admission Dates: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
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Prerequisites: Students must pass a criminal background check performed by the Washington State Patrol and DSHS and have a No Record on File report. A non-refundable fee is charged to each student for the background check.
Students must have current immunizations including Measles/Mumps/ Rubella, Hepatitis B series, T-dap (within the last 10 years), TWO-PPD/ Tuberculosis Tests (the second PPD should occur 10-14 days after the reading of the first PPD), Seasonal Flu and Varicella, as required by contracts with clinical facilities and CDC recommendations. Proof of immunizations should be submitted the first day of class, unless arrangements have been made with the instructor.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|NAC 108||Nursing Assistant Theory||5|
|NAC 111||Nursing Skills Fundamentals||2|
|NAC 114||Unit Based Clinical Experience||2|
The Nursing Assistant Certified Program prepares students to take the state examination for nursing assistant certification licensure. All three courses in the program must be successfully completed for students to be eligible to take the state examination. This course provides an introduction to the role and responsibilities of being a Nursing Assistant and meets the theory requirements for Washington State Nursing Assistant training.
This course covers instruction and practice of nursing assistant skills. Students will not be allowed to participate in the final skills exam unless attendance for all clinical hours has been fulfilled.
This course includes clinical experience in a long-term facility under the supervision of an instructor.