Certified nursing assistants provide direct patient care, including bathing, feeding, and assisting patients with personal hygiene. They also use their learned abilities to check patients’ vital signs, make assessments, and record their observations. CNAs work directly under the supervision of licensed nurses; many pursue further education to become licensed nurses themselves. If you wish to join the healthcare industry in this entry-level position, you must enroll in a nurse assistant training program that facilitates at least 85-hours of didactic and clinical training, including 7 hours of HIV/AIDS training. After completing the course and successfully passing the Pearson Vue administered nurse aide competency exam, you will be automatically included on Washington’s Nurse Aide Registry.
MaryAnn’s CNA Training School of Nursing
The goal of MaryAnn’s CNA Training School of Nursing is to train CNAs who demonstrate exceptional skills and compassion and are mindful of patients’ dignity and right to quality care.
The 100-hour long training exceeds state requirements and comprises of 50 classroom hours and 50 clinical hours. Applicants must provide their social security card, pass a criminal background check and a TB skin test. Students must wear blue or light pink scrubs from the onset of classes. Course topics include skin care, emergency procedures, safety, activities of daily living, death and dying, toileting, resident rights, restraints and infection control. Tuition is $750 and includes a TB skin test, criminal background check, textbooks, registration and HIV/AIDS training.
- Website: http://maryannscnatraining.com/
- Address: 5317 NE Saint Johns Road, Suite F, Vancouver, WA 98661
- Phone: (360) 546-0098
- Fax: (360) 546-2246
- E-mail: [email protected]
Clark County Career Development Center
Clark County Career Development Center equips students with the skills they need to become CNAs in just 4 weeks. The 112.5-hour program includes 60.5 hours of interactive classes and 52 hours of clinical experience. Caring instructors emphasize the role of the nursing team and chain of command, patient quality of life, patients’ rights, confidentiality, emergency procedures, recognize and report signs of abuse, effective communication, understand the dying process, nutrition and promoting good dietary health. The tuition is $775 plus a $75 application fee. Tuition includes personal coaching, HIV/AIDS training, refreshments, graduation party, CPR/First Aid training, personal equipment, and open lab practice hours. Students also receive a free Nurse Delegation and Diabetes training as part of the course. Day and evening schedules are available.
- Website: http://clarkcountycna.com/
- Address: 9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #266, Vancouver, Washington 98662
- Phone: 360-574-1535
Northwest Nursing Assistant Certified Training
Through 120 hours of classroom and clinical training, Northwest Nursing Assistant Certified Training prepares students for the state exam and an entry-level CNA career. Applicants must pass a criminal background check, TB test, and an entrance exam if they don’t have a high school diploma. Day and evening classes are available. The cost of training is $695 plus the $70 application fee. The tuition includes personal tools, such as a gait belt, stethoscope, AHA Healthcare Provider CPR, AHA First Aid, HIV/AIDS training, and free TB testing. Other costs include a criminal background check, textbooks, navy blue scrubs and BP cuffs. NW Nursing Assistant Training is an approved testing site, so students can take the test after graduating from the course.
- Website: http://nwnact.org/
- Address: 11606 NE 66th St #101, Vancouver, WA 98662
- Phone: (360) 882-0101
- Fax: (360) 882-0303
- Email: [email protected]
Acquire the basic nursing skills you need to succeed as a nursing assistant. Clark College nurse assistant training is a 10-credit hour program that comprises of classroom and clinical training; 66 classroom hours and 66 clinical hours. Students learn how to behave in a professional and ethical manner, utilize skills to promote quality patient care, identify and implement safety and emergency procedures, and successfully pass the nurse aide competency exam. Course topics include nursing skills, HIV/AIDS, infection control, communication, personal care, anatomy, vital signs, feeding, and nutrition. Applicants must be 18 years or older, possess a high school diploma (recommended), prove proof of a 2-step TB test, pass a criminal background check, and attend the mandatory orientation class. Graduates are eligible to take the state certification exam for employment in hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities.
- Website: http://www.clark.edu/academics/catalog/2014/index.php?id=208
- Address: 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663
- Phone: 360-699-NEXT (6398)
- Email: [email protected]
Care Careers Academy
The Care Careers Academy (CCA) has been providing quality CNA training for more than 20 years at the Longview and Vancouver training centers. Experienced instructors ensure students obtain all the tools they need to succeed in a rewarding profession. The course features 40 hours of classroom training followed by 67 hours of clinical training at Frontier Nursing Home. In the classroom, instructors lead lively, interactive sessions and lab skills where students participate and receive valuable feedback. The small class size facilitates personalized instruction. Students also benefit from unlimited free lab skill practices in preparation for the state board exam. Tuition is $750 plus the cost of textbooks, uniform, TB test, criminal background check and personal supplies. Graduates are eligible to take the state exam and will qualify for job placement assistance.
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/CareCareersAcademy/
- Address: 10000 NE 7th Ave, Suite 330, Vancouver, WA 98685
- Phone: 800 608-2388
- Email: [email protected]
Prestige Care offers aspiring nurse assistants an opportunity for free CNA training followed by employment in their renowned establishment. The program is specifically targeted to individuals who are interested in working for Prestige Care, Inc, although anyone can apply. The sponsored training is available at the long-term care provider’s facilities across Washington and Oregon. Classes last 5 to 7 weeks, depending on the schedule – morning and evening schedules are available. Applicants must pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Space is limited, so students are admitted based on a strict qualifying process that may include an interview.
- Address: 7700 NE Parkway Dr, Suite 300, Vancouver, WA 98662 – 6654
- Phone: (800) 581-5209
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