Nursing Assistant

About the program

Find job security and satisfaction in the healthcare field by earning your Nursing Assistant certificate.

  • One quarter Curriculum
  • Job Security
  • Academic Support
  • Prepares you to pass the national certification exam and become employment-ready in just three months

As our population ages, the demand for Nursing Assistants will increase dramatically. Start now and get a head start in an expanding industry.

Job Duties

Typical job duties for a nursing assistant include:

  • Assisting patients with activities of daily living: bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.
  • Helping patients with mobility.
  • Recording and monitoring patients' vital signs.
  • Assisting with feeding patients who may have difficulty eating on their own.
  • Communicating effectively with patients, their families, and the healthcare team.
  • Documenting patient care activities and observations accurately.

Program Courses

NRS A 110 - Nurse Assistant Theory - Credits: 6
NRS A 111 - Nurse Assistant Community Lab - Credits: 4
HEALTH 127 - Safety, Basic Life Support and Infection Control - Credits: 2

Information Sessions & Workshops

Information sessions for Green River's nursing programs including certificates, LPN, and BSN.

To sign up for a group information session to learn more about the program, please use the link below:

RSVP for an Information Session

GRC Nursing Program founded 1965

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Program Resources


For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us at:


Academic Support 

I-Best Students please contact
The Master Achiever Center
Student Affairs Building, SA-270

Open Doors Students please visit
Rutowski Learning Center (RLC), room 127
Call: 253-333-4968
Text: 253-740-5861

Applications and Admissions

Potential Funding Opportunities

Current Students


The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.

The Green River College Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.