Program Title:WA Certified Nursing Assistant Training
To train individuals seeking entry-level skills for employment or to begin a career in nursing as nursing assistants
The Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program consists of 110 hours of instruction presented in two parts:
1. Classroom /Theory – 60 hours of instruction in the theory and lab skills needed prior to going into the clinical setting,including 7 hours of HIV education
2. Clinical practicum – 50 hours of clinical training, including time spent in a local clinical setting. This enables the student to observe, develop, and utilize the skills learned in the classroom.
Classroom instruction will consist of lecture, with prior student preparation of reading assigned chapters, use of workbook, a structured video sequence, required access to online resources, special guest speakers, and demonstration of skills by the instructor.
· Students will have the opportunity to practice the skills they have seen demonstrated, in the classroom, with the available equipment for learning those skills. The instructor will always be present for this. There will also be instructional assistants to help you practice your skills.
· Instructional aids include hospital beds, privacy curtains, over-bed tables, life-size mannequins, linen, wash basins, sinks for washing hands, personal care items such as denture cups with dentures, toothbrushes, toothpaste, adult briefs, fingernail care items, simulated food and utensils for practicing feeding assistance, bedpans, bedside commodes, wheelchairs, walkers, transfer belts, ted-hose, & set-up for performing catheter care.
3. Completion document
· A certificate of completion will be awarded to all students who successfully complete both the classroom and clinical training. A completion certificate will also be given for the HIV education.
· A packet will be given to each student, which will include the certificates, plus information about applying to take the state test, fees involved, and procedures.
· Registration forms for each task involved will also be included in the packet.
4. Maximum number of students in class - up to 20.
5. The ratio of students to instructor in the clinical setting will be 10 students to 1 instructor.
A payment plan is available. Please speak with program director about this
6. Admission Requirements
Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand English..
All applicants must complete and submit the required registration form with the $85 fee. Bring this fee with you when you come to take the admissions test.
A tuition deposit of $100 will also be required at the time of enrollment.
An admissions test will be administered to everyone prior to acceptance.
All applicants must schedule, take, and successfully pass this test.
If applicant cannot pass the test, the registration fee will be refunded in full.
Please call the school to schedule the test.
Before students can attend the clinical portion, they must have:
· a TB test with a negative result within the last 6 months, or a chest x-ray, if test was positive, to show that there is no active infection. All immunizations should be current but are not required. Flu shots are recommended and required in some facilities before students or instructors can attend clinical.
· a current CPR card
· passed a criminal background check. See list of disqualifying offenses on site web page. Click on the link “Offenses” on the home page to see this list.
You may start the classroom portion of the program, while making an appointment for your TB test and CPR class if you do not have already.
You must have these completed before you start the Clinical portion. You will not be allowed to go to clinical until these are complete and may risk losing your tuition. See refund schedule on "policies" page.
7. Primary occupations for students completing program:
- CNA (NAC) in long-term care setting
- CNA (NAC) in acute care setting (hospital, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics)
- CNA in home health or assisted living field.
Upon successful completion of both the theory and the clinical portion, the student will become eligible to sit for the NNAAP Examination and upon passing, apply for and obtain a nursing assistant certification from the state of Washington.
Our goal is to prepare you for this and help you pass the first time!