Nursing Assistant Certified

Assist patients with compassion and care

Are you a compassionate person who enjoys interacting with others as part of their career? If so, then becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant might be perfect for you. As a CNA, you’ll have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide care to those who are unable to care for themselves. This Department of Health-approved course emphasizes safety. Our students learn patient care techniques, measures of well-being, and how to work as an integral part of a healthcare team. As a student, you are tested on your understanding of skills and safety through written examination and skill demonstrations before your clinical experience with geriatric population clients.

Contact Information:

Enrollment Services

Downtown Campus

7:30AM - 4:00PM

  • Get the skills you need for the career you want.

More about the program:

Are you a compassionate person who enjoys interacting with others as part of their career? If so, then becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant might be perfect for you. As a CNA, you’ll have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide care to those who are unable to care for themselves. This Department of Health-approved course emphasizes safety. Our students learn patient care techniques, measures of well-being, and how to work as an integral part of a healthcare team. As a student, you are tested on your understanding of skills and safety through written examination and skill demonstrations before your clinical experience with geriatric population clients.

Class Schedule for CTNA 105, Certified Nursing Assistant Program

Summer Quarter 2024

  • Cohort A: June 11-July 17
    Clinical July 10,11,12,15,16
  • Cohort B: July 12-August 14
    Clinical August 7,8,9,12,13

Degrees & Certificates:

  • Certificate of Training: Nursing Assistant Certified

Program Lengths:

  • Certificate of Competency: 5 weeks, 10 credits

Faculty and Other Contact Information:

Lara Cooper, Dir. of Nursing

253.680.7297

nursinginfo@batestech.edu

Catherine Atwell

253.680.7379

nursinginfo@batestech.edu

Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.

  • Description:

    The Nursing Assistant Program prepares students for employment as a nursing assistant under the supervision of professional licensed nurses. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the Washington State written and manual skills examination to become a Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC).

    Required Course

    Nursing Assistant Certified Certificate of Training

    Course CodeCourse TitleCourse Credits
    CTNA105Certified Nursing Assistant Program10
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Enroll into Bates Technical college
  • Complete the immunization requirements

In order to participate in the clinical experiences during the program, the students will need to have the following immunizations completed before the clinical portion of the course begins (3 weeks after the first day of class).

  • Current immunization status: Vaccinations must be up-to-date and current.
  • IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Provide vaccination documentation. Practical Nurse students are required to be vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 according to current CDC guidelines in order to participate in required clinical experiences.
    • COVID-19: Must be boosted if you are under the age of 50, and double-boosted if you are over the age of 50, per CDC guidelines.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Two MMR doses of vaccinations or proof of immunity by Titer. One dose or positive titer
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): Two doses of the Varicella vaccination or positive antibody by Titer. One dose or positive titer
  • Hepatitis B: Three vaccinations and positive Hep B sAB antibody by Titer.One dose or positive titer
  • TB skin test, two-step: The TB skin test needs to have two tests 1-3 weeks apart and within the last 12 months of the program, Or a quantiferron Gold test (blood draw) The TB test is good for one year and needs to be updated every year.If you have had a chest x-ray in the past a report of the x-ray stating that there is no disease of the lungs noted is also accepted.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDaP): Provide documentation of a TDaP vaccination within the last 10 years, or booster date if older than 10 years.
  • Influenza: Provide vaccination for the current year. For fall and winter quarters only.

Background Check

All students need to complete a background check. More information about this will be provided during the program orientation.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

  • National Median Salary: $30,830
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings: 119,500

This information is based on data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, captured on June 2021.

EPSLO’s

  1. Demonstrate clear, accurate communication with clients, their family, and healthcare staff
  2. Promote client independence as appropriate for each individual.
  3. Provide safe client care under the supervision of a nurse.

Learn more about this program's Advisory Committee.

CTNA 105 “Certified Nursing Assistant”  10 Credits – 5 Weeks

Program Outcomes

  1. Describe the importance of and use accurate verbal and written communication to build and maintain positive relationships with patients, families, employers and healthcare team members.
  2. Promote client independence as appropriate for each individual.
  3. Provide safe client care under the supervision of a nurse.
  4. Demonstrate how the understanding of anatomy and physiology informs the care of patients.
  5. Engage in ongoing professional development to maintain and improve knowledge and skills related to nursing assistant practice and patient care.

 

Course Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate accurate verbal and written communication in a long-term care facility setting.
  2. Understand and explain Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs as it applies to planning and providing patient care.
  3. Understand the role and scope of a nursing assistant on a team within a healthcare setting.
  4. Understand the legal and ethical principles that guide nursing practice and maintain patient privacy and confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA laws.
  5. Provide emotional support and comfort patients and their families and understand the psychological and social aspects of patient care.
  6. Collaborate effectively with other healthcare workers to ensure continuity of care and achieve positive patient outcomes.
  7. Demonstrate professional behaviors in the classroom as preparation for on the job professionalism and Identify how to find a job and be a great employee.
  8. Compare and contrast rehabilitative and restorative care: exercise, devices & equipment, positioning & ROM, bowel & bladder retraining.
  9. Effectively assist clients with personal care in a long-term care facility setting.
  10. Explain why promoting patient rights, independence and self-care is important.
  11. Identify and demonstrate guidelines for assisting clients with activities of daily living (ADLs).
  12. Have successfully completed training in First Aid/CPR, mental health, developmental disabilities, and dementia for Health Care Providers.
  13. Demonstrate mastery of the 22 skills tested by the Washington State Department of Health in the certification testing for Nursing Assistants.
  14. Explain and demonstrate basic nursing skills, including monitoring vital signs, use and non-use of restraints, bed-making techniques, reporting nutritional intake and output, feeding patients with various needs.
  15. Demonstrate knowledge of safety in regards to blood borne pathogens, HIV/AIDS, different types of isolation, PPE, standard precautions and medical asepsis.
  16. Recognize and report changes in patients’ conditions to healthcare professionals and document patient care activities.
  17. Demonstrate an understanding of individual patient needs based on their place in the human lifespan.
  18. Demonstrate safe, effective care of clients in a long-term care facility setting, including infection control and emergency procedures.
  19. Understand the major body systems, common diseases and disorders, and how these affect patient care.
  20. Describe common diseases and disorders of systems: musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, reproductive, immune/lymphatic.
  21. Discuss and demonstrate the importance self-care for employees.

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