Nursing Assistant Certified

Program Announcements

New Immunizations and Background Check Procedures for the NAC Program
All immunization documentation and criminal background checks for the NAC program must now go through our online databank system. The immunization account (Complio) is active for one year at a cost of $15. The WATCH background check is also $15 and is valid for six months from the completion date.  If you plan to take Nurs 100 you must have your immunization records uploaded into this system, have your documentation approved and complete a WATCH background check in order to receive a permission code for this class. Click the link for the directions on how to create your account, upload your immunizations  and complete your background check. Please look over the immunization guide Acrobat PDF Reader Icon and TB information Acrobat PDF Reader Icon letter before visiting your health care provider for clarification on the immunizations required.

Information Sessions

Date Time Location
March 15, 2016 1:00 p.m. LBH 311
April 27, 2016 10:30 a.m. LBH 209
May 18, 2016 10:30 a.m. LBH 311
June 22, 2016 10:30 a.m. LBH 311

NA maleNursing Assistants work closely with patients, take vital signs, and help patients exercise, eat, dress and bathe. They work under the supervision of a nurse and play a key role in keeping the nurse up-to-date on vital information about patients' conditions.

EvCC offers a one-quarter program that prepares graduates for certification as nursing assistants. The program is approved by the Washington Sate Department of Social and Health Services.  Many nursing assistants continue their education to become nurses.

The Nursing Department of Everett Community College offers a career mobility approach to nursing education that prepares graduates for Certification as Nursing Assistants. The program is approved by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Autumn testimonialCurriculum
Instruction covers the following areas: basic technical skills, mental health and social services needs of clients, clients' rights, promotion of clients' independence, communication and interpersonal skill development, safety and emergency procedures, rules and regulations that affect the Nursing Assistant's practice, personal care skills, basic restorative services, infection control, CPR instruction, and HIV training. The entire program is completed in one academic quarter.

Nursing Assistants are qualified for employment as entry-level caregivers in hospitals, long-term care agencies, clinics, physician's offices, urgent care settings, and client's homes. Many Nursing Assistants continue with education that leads to licensure as a nurse (LPN or RN)

For more information you may call the Health Professions Service Center at 425-388-9461 or refer to the Nursing Assistant Certified Curriculum Guide Acrobat PDF Reader Icon. Applications are due the quarter prior to entry. For more information about the program please attend one of our information sessions.