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Our Mission Statement

Nursing Assistant Training Institute’s mission is to provide quality training to our students. We strive to prepare the student to become a certified nursing assistant and a valued member of the health care team. It is our goal that the student provide compassionate and competent care to their clients in a variety of settings. It is our mission to prepare a student who will work toward improving the health and well being of their client. This in turn will provide the student with a satisfying and rewarding career.


About Us

Christina Spencer RN, BSN started teaching nursing assistant classes in 1980, the year that training became a requirement in Washington state. She founded N.A.T.I. in 1983 and has been the Program Director ever since. NATI is the oldest, private vocational school for nursing assistants in Washington state.

Our staff is made up of RN’s and LPN’s who have worked as charge or staff nurses, nursing educators, directors of nursing, and nursing administrators. They are here because of a desire to help students evolve into competent and caring caregivers. Additionally, we have guest speakers such as an occupational therapist who shares insight on rehabilitation, a lecturer from the Alzheimer Assocation and a speaker on the topic of HIV/AIDS.

Our beautiful and spacious classrooms and skills labs make for a pleasant environment that facilitates learning. We are conveniently located in Gateway Plaza, right on a bus line in North Seattle/ Shoreline. There is plenty of free parking.

Our goal is to help you learn in a supportive environment and move smoothly through the process of becoming a certified nursing assistant.

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