Nursing Assistant


The Nursing Assistant (CNA/NAC) Certificate of Completion is a comprehensive program designed to prepare graduates to pass the National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP) state exam and obtain employment in the healthcare industry. The Nursing Assistant certificate of completion curriculum consists of three classes (12 credits), taken in succession, over the course of ten weeks. The classes combine theory and hands-on skills training emphasizing professional communication, compassionate care-giving and procedural nursing skills. Students learn how to perform fundamental nursing skills such as, taking vital signs, bathing, dressing, and safe patient positioning. The skills laboratory is equipped with hospital beds and medical equipment to practice and develop basic nursing skills in an active learning environment prior to clinical rotation.

Admission Requirements and Sign-Up Information

Attend Drop-in Advising Hours to meet with an Academic Advisor. For hours, visit the Advising webpage

Your advisor will give you a registration packet including the Clinical Passport and Program Information sheets.

Immediately begin compiling documents for Clinical Passport and getting other needed vaccinations (see Requirements section below).

Step 6

Attend The Nursing Assistant Orientation

The Nursing Assistant orientation session for 2020 Winter quarter will be held on December 10, 2019 in the Allied Health Building, A302, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Step 8

Log on to Canvas TWO WEEKS prior to the start of class to watch the videos and complete the seven hour HIV/AIDS training. Your Canvas login, is the same as your email login. For more information about Canvas visit the eLearning webpage.

Requirements for Nursing Assistant Courses

Clinical Passports

Students are required to provide documentation  confirming their immunization status, criminal background check and current with American Heart Association BLS Providers certification.

A full list of required documents include:

  • American Heart Association BLS card
  • Copies of driver’s license or ID card
  • Student Release of Information Form
  • Background Check (Castle Branch)
  • Immunizations/Titers/Tests and/or Declination Forms (see table below for pricing)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Flu
    • Varicella
    • TDAP
    • Tuberculosis Skin Test
    • MMR
    • COVID-19

Immunization Locations and Pricing Information 

Location MMR Tuberculin Hepatitis Three Shots Are Required Varicella Tetanus Influenza
Costco  $91.58 Upon Request  $58.47 x 3 Upon Request  $45.00  $15.00
Immediate Clinic, Kirkland $60.00 + $125.00 office fee  $19.00  $30 x 3 + $125.00 one time office fee  Does not carry it  $40.00 + $125.00 office fee  Upon Request
Walgreens, Kirkland $100.00 N/A $89.00 x 3 $150.00 $63.00 $40.00 
Safeway, Kirkland  $95.00  N/A  $95.00 x 3  $145.00  $68.00  $39.00
QFC Bella Bottega, Redmond $89.00  N/A  $109.00 x 3  $145.00  $85.00  $40.00
Seamar Community Health Clinic, Bellevue $62.00 $17.00 $48 x 3 $100.00 $44.00  $25.00



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