Nurse Assistant Certificate
This course will provide training in all client care aspects that are necessary to obtain certification as a Washington State Nursing assistant (CNA). Clinical externships are provided at acute care and long-term care sites after completing on-campus lab sessions. The CNA works in hospitals, nursing homes with patients and provides assistance with daily living tasks such as dressing, bathing, feeding, toileting, vital signs, catheter care, bed making, etc.
Please refer to the following web page for valuable information on CNAs including sample practice CNA exams. http://www.nursingassistantcentral.com.
Please refer to the following web page for locations on taking the CNA exams. http://www.pearsonvue.com.
Suggested Course Sequence
|AHE 116 Explore Health Careers||4 Credits|
|AHE 110 The Human Body: Structure & Function||5 Credits|
|BSTEC 104 Medical Terminology||3 Credits|
|BSTEC 129 PC Basics||3 Credits|
|SHS 170 HIV/AIDS and AHE 115 CPR/First Aid||1 Credit each|
Note: Students with previous healthcare experience or education may be able to waive some or all of the prerequisites. Please consult with an adviser for more information.
|AHE 162 Basic Patient Care Skill||6 Credits|
|AHE 164 CNA-Clinical Externship||2 Credits|
Nursing Assistant courses are generally offered in fall, winter and spring quarters.
*Please see the projected annual schedule.