Nursing Assistant - Certified - What You'll Learn

The Nursing Assistant – Certified (NAC) program at Seattle Central College's Health Education Center will help you quickly build the knowledge and skills you need to qualify for entry-level work, and help you qualify to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (AN-DTA/MPR). Upon successful completion of the Summer Quarter program, you will be able to sit for the Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) exams and obtain Washington State NAC Certification. 

Learning Outcomes

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

This program meets the examination requirements as outlined by the State of Washington for Nursing Assistant – Certified (NAC) programs.