Nursing Assistant - Certified

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About the Program

In just one quarter, Seattle Central College's Certified Nursing Assistant (NAC or CNA) program prepares you for entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings. This program will give you the training you need to start a career in the nursing field and help you to take the next step in your nursing education.

Nursing faculty and students at Seattle Central College

In-Demand Skills

Certification as a Nursing Assistant will provide knowledge and skills for a professional career in healthcare and in the following areas:

  • Medical terminology
  • Body systems
  • Basic nursing skills
  • Measuring vital signs
  • Personal care skills (including assisting with bathing and grooming)
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Infection control procedures
  • Communication skills
  • Patient and resident rights

Program Approval & Accreditations

The program is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission
310 Israel Rd.
Tumwater, WA 98501

In addition, the program holds continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404.975.5000 (phone)


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