Nursing Assistant

About our program

Find job security and satisfaction in the healthcare field by earning your Nursing Assistant certificate. Nursing Assistants support the nursing staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities by assisting patients with basic needs, such as feeding, moving and bathing.

Quick Start
One quarter of daytime classes prepares you for a full-time, entry-level job as a Nursing Assistant.

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

Achieve Success
Receive specialized help in the classroom through our I-BEST program.

One-quarter Curriculum
Register for and complete the program any quarter. Through the program, receive completion of 12 credits: Nurse Assistant theory, HIV/AIDS and CPR training, day classes, and community lab.

You can prepare to pass the national certification exam and become employment-ready in just three months.

Application Requirements
Please review the following requirements before applying: Must be 18 years of age or older, pass a Washington State Patrol Background Check, complete the Nelson Denny Reading Assessment, acquire the required Immunizations, possess medical and liability insurance.

Academic Support
Classroom success can be yours, even if you have trouble in a traditional classroom setting. The Nursing Assistant program incorporates the I-Best program, where you can receive help from an additional instructor all quarter long. This second instructor assists your primary teacher helping you with: English as a second language, study skills development, math skills assistance, test taking, career options.

Easily acquire a good, secure job with assisted living facilities, adult family homes, nursing rehabilitation centers, hospitals, private clients. 

Disqualifying Factors
As part of the admission requirement to nursing programs applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check. Immediate disqualifiers to the program can be found at:

DSHS Secretary's List of Crimes and Negative Actions

In addition, individual clinical sites may have additional disqualifiers that would prevent a student from fulfilling their clinical rotation requirement. Alternate clinical rotation arrangements will not be made.

The Washington State Nursing Commission also provides guidance on criminal disqualifying factors affecting eligibility for licensure.

Degrees & Certificates


Fall 2017 Application

Due Aug. 25, 2017

Contact & Location


Occupations: Nursing Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Aide

Earnings: Range from $12.22 to $14.06 an hour, entry to mid-level.

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