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Nursing Assistant Training Classes for Certification

This school has been licensed in Washington State under Chapter 28C.10 RCW as a licensed vocational school since 1983. Course program and objectives are approved through Washington State Department of Health, and the Washington State Aging and Disabilities Services Administration. Successful completion of this program qualifies you for State/OBRA competency testing. (testing fee additional)

The NAC course includes HIV/AIDS, Healthcare Provider CPR, and a free review class for the state test.


Requirements for Successful Completion

1. Attendance of all classes
2. Passing class final with score of 80% or better
3. Provide documentation that you are free of active tuberculosis
4. Successful clinical completion
5. Passing state Competency Test in order to be certified by Washington State.

The student is considered a Certified Nursing Assistant after passing the State Competency Test. There are no transferable credits to another institution.


Training Cost

  • $70 Class Deposit/Registration Fee. Registration fee will be returned if student is not accepted.
  • $725 Tuition due on first day of class. (Book provided)

Please note: your tuition includes text book, testing supplement, and supplies used during skills training (soap, gloves, linens, etc.; name badge provided for clinical)

Additional Costs: Uniform for clinical, gait belt, watch with a second hand, State Competency Test and NAC License Application

Training includes 40 hours of classroom time followed by 57 hours of clinical experience. Classes are held three or four times weekly for 4 weeks. Morning sessions are available with classes normally meeting 9am-1pm, mid-day sessions meet from 1-5pm and evening and weekend sessions are available with classes meeting 6-10pm. There are 5 clinical days (8 hours each) scheduled in a skilled nursing facility. This is scheduled individually with the student early on in the training and will take place after the classroom training is successfully completed.


Class Program Outline

  • Basic Technical Skills
  • Personal Care Skills
  • Mental Health/Social Service Needs
  • Basic Restorative Services
  • Rights and Independence Promotion
  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills
  • Infection Control Including 7 hours of HIV/AIDS class-certificate issued
  • Safety/Emergency Procedures including CPR class-CPR card issued (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Card)
  • Rules and Regulations


Requirements For Class Admission

  1. Pass reading comprehension test. Reading, writing & communication in English is a requirement.
  2. Complete “Background Inquiry” form that will be provided on the first day of class. If there is a record of “disqualifying” crimes against persons (as identified by DSHS Secretary’s List of Crimes and Negative Actions) or financial exploitation, according to state law the individual cannot work in this field.
  3. Have no back problems that would prevent safe lifting of at least 40 lbs..
  4. Provide photo identification.
  5. Social Security #


Instructional Staff

R.N. and L.P.N. Instructors
Occupational Therapist
CPR instructor

Director – Christina Spencer BSN, RN graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Nursing. She has extensive experience in long term care including positions as Director of Nursing and Care Consultant. She has been teaching classes since 1980.


Nursing Assistant Training Institute

18336 Aurora Ave N, #102
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-1120

Directions: Take the NE 175th St. exit off of I-5. Head west on 175th. Turn right on Aurora Ave. Go 7 blocks then turn right into the Gateway Plaza, across the street from “Fred Meyer”. We are located on the right side of the plaza, next to “Toni & Guy.” Bus #358