The Alternative “Bridge” Program is a three-day, 24-hour education program for the Home Care Aid Certified. This course builds on the 75-hours of education the Home Care Aid has already completed and teaches the student the remaining standards of practice and competencies needed to become a Nursing Assistant Certified.

Students spend approximately 8 hours in the classroom, 8 hours in a practice lab and 8 hours at a Skilled Nursing Facility executing their skills in the clinical experience.


Tuition is $400.00 and includes the registration fee ($50.00), all course materials, 2-step TB test, criminal background check, school uniform and ID badge.

Students will need a full set of scrubs but can wear their own. Students are responsible to pay their state licensing fee and state exam fee to obtain their Nursing

Assistant Certified.


  • Students must be able to read, write, understand and speak the English language
  •  Students must hold a high school diploma or GED
  • Students must be physically able to perform the duties of the Nursing Assistant. These duties include and are not limited to: lifting, moving, and transporting of patients.
  • Students must have a 75-Hour Home Care Aid Certificate.
  • Students must have a HIV/AIDS certificate that satisfies the Washington State DOH’s 7-hour licensing requirement, CPR/First Aid Certification (these classes will be offered by New Chapters prior to each class start date).
  • Students must pass a background check prior to the class start date and are required to have a negative 2-Step TB skin test within the last 24 months or provide a negative chest x-ray.

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

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