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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nurse Assistant Certificate

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12 Credits

This certificate program prepares graduates to develop concepts and knowledge necessary to provide entry level nurse assistant care.

Students in this certificate program must possess the following prior to enrollment in the program:

  • 18 years of age
  • Valid Washington State ID
  • DSHS Background Check
  • Washington State Patrol clearance check
  • US Bachelor’s Degree, College Level English Composition or CASAS Assessment score of 236 or higher
  • Current Tuberculosis Test (TB): 2 step method, 2 different injections, 2-3 weeks apart
  • Flu vaccination for current season
  • Uniform, text book and class supplies
  • Health insurance, both injury and sickness is required for participation in the program

For the complete details, please refer to the Nurse Assistant Application.

Students must earn a grade of 2.5 or higher in each class in the program to earn the certificate.

Contact: Health Occupations Admissions
Career and Advising Center
Student Affairs & Success Building, 126
(253) 833-9111, ext. 2641

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Program Website:

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Program Outcomes

  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, innovative client-centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan.
  2. Engage in clinical judgement that integrates evidence, nursing, physical and psychosocial sciences, to ensure healthcare quality and safety, and make client/relationship centered care decisions within the scope of practice of the practical nurse
  3. Participate in collaboration and teamwork with the inter-professional team, the client, and the client’s support persons to provide and improve client care and communication.
  4. Integrate quality improvement activities and advocacy skills to enhance client care.
  5. Utilize information technology and supportive resources to improve client care processes within the healthcare system.
  6. Incorporate legal and ethical guidelines within the scope of practice of a practical nurse to enhance client care and professional development.

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