The Nursing Assistant course is designed to prepare candidates for the Nursing Assistant Certification in Washington. This course is designed to comply with the Nursing Home Reform Act (OBRA 1987). The purpose of the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination is to make sure that you understand and can safely perform the job of an entry-level Nursing Assistant. The NNAAP examination is a measure of Nursing Assistant-related knowledge, skills, and abilities that includes testing by both a written examination and a skills evaluation.
Nursing Assistant students who successfully complete the course work, lab and clinical hours will receive a Certification of Completion from DSHS and be eligible to take the NNAAP examination. The student's transcript will have a comment posted at the bottom stating the certificate earned.
Course Lecture Requirements
In order to complete the NA 100 class lecture hours, students are required to meet three days a week for lecture and lab hours during the first four weeks. Clinical hours are scheduled by the instructor into local sites by the College. Attendance is mandatory for all lecture, lab, and clinical hours.
Course Clinical Requirements
Students are required to complete 50 clinical hours during the quarter. These hours include a minimum of 36 shift hours. These shift hours are held at various facilities in locations throughout the Tri-Cities. Students are required to complete these hours during shifts that may start as early as 6:00 a.m. These hours are arranged by the instructor with the facility. Students need to make arrangements to attend these required shifts; attendance is mandatory.
Washington State Training Sites
The link above will direct you to a county listing of Nursing Assistant training sites in Washington state.
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