Academic Catalog

Nursing Assistant Certificate (I-BEST)

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately This program is approximately two quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirement. quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters and is held in the evening.

Prepares students for employment as nursing assistants. The integrated nursing assistant program combines basic skills instruction with the health care curriculum.

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 sit for the State Certification Examination ─ the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam (NNAAP). Graduates must pass the NNAAP exam and meet 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: This program is approximately two quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.

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), 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.

The student must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. The student must be screened using the CASAS assessment to meet eligibility requirements. 

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
NAC 126Nursing Assistant Theory I3
NAC 136Nursing Skill Fundamentals I-BEST2
NAC 142Nursing Assistant Theory II2
NAC 144Unit Based Clinical Experience I-BEST2
 Technical Credits9

Nursing Assistant Theory I

Item #
NAC 126
Total Credits
3

Introduction to the role and responsibilities of a Nursing Assistant. Includes the following topics: resident/work environment, infection control, special needs of the elderly, communication and interpersonal skills, body systems (introduction to key anatomical, physiological and pathological terms), documentation responsibilities, residents’ rights, long-term care setting, legal/ethical issues, and stages of death and dying. 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, qualifying scores on the CASAS assessment.
CLOSE

Nursing Skill Fundamentals I-BEST

Item #
NAC 136
Total Credits
2

This course covers infection control, documentation responsibilities, First Aid & CPR training, HIPAA, and HIV training. This course will meet the didactic portion of Washington State and Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for Nursing Assistant Training. Successful completion of NAC 126

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 126.
CLOSE

Nursing Assistant Theory II

Item #
NAC 142
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. Successful completion of NAC 126 & 136.

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.
CLOSE

Unit Based Clinical Experience I-BEST

Item #
NAC 144
Total Credits
2

Prepares students for employment as a basic patient care provider under the supervision of professional licensed providers such as an RN. 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. Successful completion of NAC 126 & 136

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 126,136, and 142.
CLOSE
This page was last updated on March 03, 2017.