Program Overview

We prepare students for Nursing Assistant Certification through the Washington State Department of Health. Our curriculum prepares you to provide compassionate, competent, holistic care. You will be equipped to work on care teams in a variety of settings—not just long-term care toward the best quality of life for every individual you serve.


The CNA/NAC program is 120 hours (approximately 3 weeks). Our program is unique in many ways:

  • Tuition is $850.00. This price includes everything you need for the course (textbook, HIV/AIDS Certification, First Aid/CPR/AED Certification,

       uniform, 2-step TB test, background check). You will not have any other costs for the training program.  Your only other cost for becoming a

       Nursing Assistant Certified is your licensing fee ($65.00 to the Department of Health) and your state examination fee ($110.00 to Pearson Vue).

  • You will receive professional skill building training. A professional resume builder will work with you one-on-one to design and complete a

      resume. This is included in your tuition.

  • Our students complete clinical experience in two very different settings. Other programs only offer a clinical experience in a Skilled Nursing

     Facility; in our program you gain experience in a Boarding Home and a Skilled Nursing Facility. Your experience and skills are more inclusive because of this training.

  • Our students have the opportunity to experience “life happenings.” Our teaching facilities call upon us throughout the course to be involved with procedures during class. You don’t have to wait until week 3 of our program to see real life care.
  • We offer our students the Mental Health/Dementia Care certification training during the length of the program for $75.00. The cost of this training is $150.00 outside of the CNA training program.

The CNA program is made up of three parts:

  1. Theory (60 hours): Classroom lecture, discussion, videos, class projects, HIV/AIDS Certification, First Aid/CPR/AED Certification.
  2. Clinical Lab (20 hours): Students practice skills in a simulated patient care environment.
  3.  Clinical (40 hours): Students work directly with patients or residents on the floor under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse.

When you successfully complete the clinical experience, you receive a New Chapters diploma and are eligible for the Washington State Nursing Assistant Examination. We are a NACES test site and you can take your test at our school—where you practiced with the people you practiced with!

For complete details about the CNA program, please read our School Catalog

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