Nursing Assistant Certificate

This course studies the role of the nursing assistant, which includes basic nursing skills, emergency procedures, and laws and regulations affecting nursing assistants. The course consists of classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences needed to become a nursing assistant. After completing this course, students are eligible to take the Washington State Certificate Exam, making them employable in many settings such as hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing facilities (long term care and rehab), and assisted living facilities. The courses include seven hours of HIV/AIDS healthcare certificate. To meet the hours of education required by the state, attendance for all classes and clinicals is mandatory.

Short-Term Proficiency Certificates

  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes 

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply skills and knowledge of high quality nursing assistant care as a member of a long term care professional team
  • Articulate accurate objective medical information verbally and in writing to other professional team members
  • Demonstrate proficient assistance to a wide variety of residents in a safe, clean environment
  • Create a care environment that encourages independence, while maintaining dignity, for each resident in their care
  • Demonstrate competence with care assistance, and decision making
  • Identify potential hazards and infectious agents to help with facility safety
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the health care system
  • Identify the facility policies and procedures and adhere with high self-expectations and standards
  • Identify healthy care practices for themselves and their families, using the new skills learned in care giving




Professional Technical Program