Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant Program prepares students for a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. The program curriculum is aligned with and approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The Nursing Assistant Program Washington state requirements to ensure the student has the necessary knowledge base and skills to succeed as a Nursing Assistant and complete subsequent state certification exam. The Nursing Assistant Program will combine cognitive learning and practice of basic caregiving skills in classroom and laboratory settings. Clinical training through externships in local long-term care facilities and service agencies will allow students apply skills gained in the classroom and laboratory in actual healthcare settings.



Nursing Assistants work under the direction and supervision of licensed nursing staff, have a great deal of contact with patients, and provide personal care such as bathing, feeding, and dressing. They also perform support functions such as transporting patients, taking vital signs, making beds, helping patients become ambulatory and answering patient calls. Nursing Assistants are responsible for observing and reporting how patients respond to the care that is being given. Nursing Assistants have far more contact with residents than any other staff, and are expected to develop ongoing relationships with the patients and treat them in a positive, caring way. To be a successful Nursing Assistant, an individual must work in a multidisciplinary team and be able to follow directions. They must also be emotionally stable and have a great deal of patience.

Courses

  • NA 027 Nurse Delegation
    Students who earn this certificate can perform specific RN delegated tasks with additional training in community healthcare settings (e.g. Assisted Living, Adult Family Homes, Homecare, and Private care). Certified Home Care Aides (HCAs), Nursing Assistants-Certified (NA-Cs), and Nursing Assistants-Registered (NA-Rs) are required to take this course before accepting delegated tasks in these settings. Without the Nurse Delegation certificate, there are certain instances when a family member, a friend or licensed nurse must be present to administer the medications in these settings. This course meets Washington State DSHS/ADSA requirements for training in Nurse Delegation. The course grade is determined by a combination of the grade on the final exam, attendance for t hours of class, and completion of Delegation Workbook exercises. A grade of 8O% is required to receive a passing grade for the course. Students completing this course will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • NA 100 Nursing Assistant
    This course prepares the student with the skills and behaviors needed for working under the direction of licensed medical professionals in administering basic nursing care to patients. Students who successfully complete the classroom, laboratory, and clinical requirements will be eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination. This course is approved by the State of Washington Department of Health. An application is required and available in the Nursing Education Department or by calling 509-527-4240. Prerequisite: READ 088 or CASAS Level 5.
  • NA 112 Nursing Assistant Review
    Students enrolling in this course review content and skill performance areas that are expected on the Nursing Assistant State Exam. Students have access to practice exams, skills videos, simulation lab and a skills evaluation with instructor feedback. Must provide proof of completing a Nursing Assistant Program in Washington State. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Courses

Courses

  • NA 027 Nurse Delegation
    Students who earn this certificate can perform specific RN delegated tasks with additional training in community healthcare settings (e.g. Assisted Living, Adult Family Homes, Homecare, and Private care). Certified Home Care Aides (HCAs), Nursing Assistants-Certified (NA-Cs), and Nursing Assistants-Registered (NA-Rs) are required to take this course before accepting delegated tasks in these settings. Without the Nurse Delegation certificate, there are certain instances when a family member, a friend or licensed nurse must be present to administer the medications in these settings. This course meets Washington State DSHS/ADSA requirements for training in Nurse Delegation. The course grade is determined by a combination of the grade on the final exam, attendance for t hours of class, and completion of Delegation Workbook exercises. A grade of 8O% is required to receive a passing grade for the course. Students completing this course will receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • NA 100 Nursing Assistant
    This course prepares the student with the skills and behaviors needed for working under the direction of licensed medical professionals in administering basic nursing care to patients. Students who successfully complete the classroom, laboratory, and clinical requirements will be eligible to take the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) examination. This course is approved by the State of Washington Department of Health. An application is required and available in the Nursing Education Department or by calling 509-527-4240. Prerequisite: READ 088 or CASAS Level 5.
  • NA 112 Nursing Assistant Review
    Students enrolling in this course review content and skill performance areas that are expected on the Nursing Assistant State Exam. Students have access to practice exams, skills videos, simulation lab and a skills evaluation with instructor feedback. Must provide proof of completing a Nursing Assistant Program in Washington State. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

Contact

Becky Manderscheid

Phone: (509) 527-4240

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362

Andrew Wade

(509) 758-1706

Clarkston Campus 1470 Bridge Street Clarkston, WA 99403