Course studies the role of the nursing assistant, including basic nursing skills, emergency procedures, and laws and regulations affecting nursing assistants. Course consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences needed to become a nursing assistant. On completion, students are eligible to take the Washington State Certificate Exam, making them employable in many settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (long term care and rehab), and assisted living facilities. Includes 7 hours of HIV/ AIDS healthcare certificate. To meet the hours of education required by the state, attendance for all classes and clinicals is mandatory. Students must complete application process, including a Washington State Patrol background check, and be accepted into the course. For more information, go to pencol.edu/proftech/nursing-assistant.