Which Seattle Schools Offer CNA Training Programs?

Find schools in Seattle offering CNA training programs and classes. Review school enrollment information, admission requirements and tuition costs for CNA programs in the Seattle, WA, area. Schools offering Nursing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Four schools in the Seattle, WA, area offer CNA programs. Compare school enrollment numbers, locations, program lengths and tuition costs for these schools to make an informed education decision.

What You Need to Know

Many community colleges and technical schools in Seattle offer CNA training programs. These programs usually take about a quarter to complete full time and include a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical learning. After completing a training program, students will be eligible to sit for the state certification exam for nursing assistants. Read on to learn about some of the CNA training programs offered at Seattle schools.

Schools with CNA Classes and Training Programs in Seattle

North Seattle College

The North Seattle College nursing assistant program consists of 96 classroom hours and 104 lab and clinical hours. Clinical hours are spent at one of three local medical facilities. Courses cover infection control, HIV/AIDs, anatomy and physiology, personal care, state regulations and common health issues. You'll also learn CPR and first aid for healthcare providers. Upon graduating, you can sit for the Washington state nursing assistant certification exam.

  • Program Name: Nursing Assistant - Certified Program
  • Program Length: 1 quarter, full time
  • Tuition: In-state, $4,458 per academic year, including fees; out-of-state, $9,693 per academic year, including fees (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent, attend pre-enrollment information session, submit program-related writing sample
  • Requirements: 18 years or older, current immunizations and TB test, ability to read, write and speak English proficiently, must pass a criminal background check, must show proof of COMPASS scores, CASAS scores or qualify for placement in college preparatory reading and writing III
  • School Type: 4-year, public; roughly 6,493 students (all undergraduate)

Renton Technical College in Renton, WA

Renton Technical College offers over 70 professional-technical training programs, including a nursing assistant program that meets both federal and state certification requirements. The program combines classroom coursework with practical hospital and laboratory experience. After completing the program, you'll earn a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the NAC certification exam.

  • Program Name: Nursing Assistant
  • Program Length: .75 quarter, 10 weeks, full-time
  • Tuition: $4,836 per academic year, including fees (2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: High school diploma or its equivalent (recommended)
  • Requirements: At least 16 years old, ability to pass criminal background check, completion of vaccination and health requirements, current health insurance, current medical evaluation citing the ability to perform NAC duties, COMPASS placement test, ability to read, write and speak English
  • School Type: 4-year, public; roughly 3,359 students (all undergraduate)

Highline College

Highline College offers a traditional nursing assistant certified training program in the summer and winter quarters and an I-Best (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) nursing assistant certified training program in the fall and spring quarters. The I-BEST format supplements core courses with adult basic skills training. The curriculum includes classroom instruction and a nursing assistant practicum held at a local long-term care nursing facility or hospital. After graduating from the program, you're eligible to take the state NAC certification exam.

  • Program Name: Nursing Assistant Certified
  • Program Length: 1 quarter, full-time
  • Tuition: In-state, $3,846 per academic year, including fees; out-of-state, $4,253 per academic year, including fees (2015-2016)
  • Requirements: 18 or older, pass criminal background check, ability to meet physical requirements of an NAC, ability to read, write and speak English proficiently, must pass CASAS test
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 6,443 students (all undergraduate)

Shoreline Community College

As Washington's 10th largest community college, Shoreline Community College offers a variety of academic and career training programs, including a program aimed at aspiring nurse assistants. The nursing aide program includes theory (classroom studies), lab work and clinical education. You'll learn about basic patient care, HIV/AIDs, first aid and dementia care, among other topics. If you take this course through the I-BEST format, you'll also have to take a supplemental basic skills test. After you graduate, you'll qualify to sit for the state NAC exam.

  • Program Name: Nursing Assistant Certified
  • Program Length: 1 quarter, 11 weeks, full-time
  • Tuition: In-state, $3,730 per academic year, including fees; out-of-state, $6,451 per academic year, including fees (2015-2016)
  • Requirements: 18 or older, ability to pass a criminal background check, current immunizations, TB test, ability to read, write and speak English proficiently, must pass CASAS test
  • School Type: 2-year, public; around 6,015 students (all undergraduate)

These four schools offer CNA programs in the Seattle, WA, area for students who meet specific admission requirements, including background checks and medical clearance.

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