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 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.