Academic Catalog

Nursing Assistant Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters and is a day program. For additional inquiries regarding the program or orientation email nursingprogram@cptc.edu or call 253-589-6013.

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.

For additional inquiries regarding the program or orientation email nursingprogram@cptc.edu or call 253-589-6013.

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.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
NAC 108Nursing Assistant Theory5
NAC 111Nursing Skills Fundamentals2
NAC 114Unit Based Clinical Experience2
 Technical Credits9

Nursing Assistant Theory

Item #
NAC 108
Total Credits
5

The Nursing Assistant Certified Program prepares students for employment as a basic care provider under the supervision of a professional licensed provider such as a Registered Nurse. This course is an introduction to the role and responsibilities of being a Nursing Assistant and includes the following topics: Resident/Work Environment, Infection Control, HIV/AIDS training, Special Needs of the Elderly, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Body systems (introduction to key anatomical, physiological and pathological terms), CPR training, documentation, responsibilities, Residents Rights, long-term care setting, Legal/ethical Issues, Stages of Death and Dying and HIPAA training. This course will meet the didactic portion of Washington State and Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for Nursing Assistant Training.

Prerequisites
Current immunization, ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds and “no record on file” for crimes against children or vulnerable adults from the Washington State Patrol.
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Nursing Skills Fundamentals

Item #
NAC 111
Total Credits
2

Prepares students for employment as a basic patient care provider under the supervision of professional licensed providers such as a Registered Nurse. Includes content describing principles of providing basic patient care. Provides the minimum requirements for skill competencies as required under the Washington State and Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for the Nursing Assistant Training.

Prerequisites
Current immunization, ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds and “no record on file” for crimes against children or vulnerable adults from the Washington State Patrol. Successful completion of NAC 108.
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Unit Based Clinical Experience

Item #
NAC 114
Total Credits
2

Prepares students for employment as a basic patient care provider under the supervision of professional licensed providers such as a Registered Nurse. The course includes content describing principles of documentation, accurate observation and reporting of resident’s conditions and philosophy of restorative nursing program as well as clinical practice experience under the supervision of the NAC instructor.

Prerequisites
Current immunization, ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds and “no record on file” for crimes against children or vulnerable adults from the Washington State Patrol. Successful completion of NAC 108.
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This page was last updated on February 17, 2017.