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Education Details

Nursing Assistant
Award type: Certificate of Proficiency
Whatcom Community College

Program Details
Program Overview for Nursing Assistant
ETP eligible Click for more information on Eligible Training Provider
yes
School
Whatcom Community College
Program website
Program contact
Entry & Advising
(360) 383-3080
advise@whatcom.edu
Program description
Students in this 8-credit course will learn to perform bedside care as appropriate for an NAC (Nursing Assistant Certified). The class consists of lecture, lab, and clinical experiences at long-term care facilities. Students successfully completing the course will be able to take the state certification exam. The course at WCC is offered in the evenings, with clinical experiences on the weekends. The schedule varies from quarter to quarter, depending upon the availability of the lab and clinical instructors.
Financial Information
Tuition
Average $1,390/qtr (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Tuition per credit
WA resident $113.59 (1-10 credits) $53.26 (11-18 credits) $96.53 (19+ credits)
Total program tuition
$1,390 (WA resident), including tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
Fees
$25 (application fee), $20 (one time placement testing), $50 (lab fee), $20 (bus pass), $6.32/credit (rec fee)
Books and materials
$80 (books and general academic supplies)
Supplies, tools, uniform
$165 (scrubs, watch with second hand, shoes)
Other costs
$68 (immunizations and background check)
Program Information
Length of training
3 Months
Award type
Certificate of Proficiency
Credits
8
Locations offered
Main Location view map
Public transportation service: Whatcom Transportation Authority


Offered evenings/weekends
yes
Offered onlineno
Entrance requirements
English 92 and 95 are recommended preparation since there is significant reading required.
Certification/license required to work in this field
yes
NAC; CNA
Certification/license obtained as part of training program
no
Certification/license test preparation provided
yes
CNA; NAC