Welcome to the Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Training Program


Upcoming Sessions:

Summer Session 1- Application Deadline: June  5th for WES funded students.  June 26th  for self-pay students.  (Application  Here)--Closed (Class is Full)


Summer Session 2- Application Deadline: July  10th for WES funded students.  July 31st  for self-pay students.  (Application  Here)--Closed (Class is Full)


Fall Session 1- Application Deadline: September 5th for WES funded students.  September 25th for self-pay students. (Application Here)--Open


Summer 2017 Session 1--Closed (Class is Full)

Classroom Theory

Class Dates: July 3rd-July 20th (3 weeks)

Class Time: 8:00am-1:30pm (Monday-Thursday and one  Friday, July 7th)

On-Site Clinical

Judson Park (10 students go the first week/10 students go the  second week.)

Clinical Dates: July 24th-July 28th (Monday-Friday)

Class Time: 6:00am-2:30pm

or

Clinical Dates: July 31st-August 4th (Monday-Friday)

Class Time: 6:00am-2:30pm

 

Summer 2017 Session 2--Closed (Class is Full)

Classroom Theory

Class Dates: August 7th-August 24th (3 weeks)

Class Time: 8:00am-1:30pm (Monday-Thursday)

On-Site Clinical

Judson Park (10 students go the first week/10 students go the  second week.)

Clinical Dates: August 28th- September 1st  (Monday-Friday)

Clinical Time: 6:00am-2:30pm

or

Class Dates: September 5th- September 8th  (Tuesday-Friday)

Clinical Time: 6:00am-4:30pm


Fall 2017 Session 1--Open

Classroom Theory

Class Dates: October 2nd- October 19th (3 weeks)

Class Time: 8:00am-1:30pm (Monday-Thursday)

On-Site Clinical

Judson Park (10 students go the first week/10 students go the  second week.)

Clinical Dates: October 23rd- October 27th (Monday-Friday)

Clinical Time: 6:00am-2:30pm

or

Class Dates: October 30th- November 3rd  (Monday-Friday)

Clinical Time: 6:00am-2:30pm




About the Program

Clinicals

One of the key components of Highline's Nursing Assistant  Certified (NAC) Program is the clinical experience. Students  will complete 10 hours of in class lab time and 40 hours of clinical time.  During the clinical,  students apply theory learned in the classroom to practice in a  clinical setting, which results in 50 hours of "hands-on"  experience.

Clinical placements are at a local skilled nursing facilities. Times will vary depending on availability at the  facility.

Important:

  • Clinical sites will accept placement of only  those students who are insured against malpractice liability for  actions or inactions occurring in the clinical setting.   
  • Students participating in the clinical education program will be  covered either by a student medical malpractice policy offered  through the College, or acquired by the student through another  source.  
  • The limits of such coverage shall be, at a  minimum, $1,000,000 per occurrence.  
  • Certificates of such  coverage purchased by the student will be provided to the  clinical site upon request. Should any student lack adequate proof  of insurance, the clinical site can refuse to accept the student for  placement.
  • The clinical site will perform an independent background  check on all NAC students.  The clinical site reserves  the right to prohibit any student from participating in  clinicals.


Certificate of Completion

In order to be eligible for state certification exam, you  must have completed and passed (with an 80% score) the Nursing Assistant Certified Training Program class at Highline College.  For more information about certification, check the website at: http://www.asisvcs.com/indhome.asp?CPCat=0748NURSE


Tuition & Fees

College Credit Tuition: Students receiving funding or wanting 7 college credits and Certificate of Completion.  Cost: $952.72  


Total Cost Includes:

  • Medical/Liability Insurance, Nursing Supply Fee, Building Fee ($57.35)  
  • Washington State Nurse Aide Exam ($110)
  • WA DOH application fee ($65)
  • (Note: Out-of-state tuition is based on residency status and 7-credit equivalency.  For more information, please click here)

 

Non-Credit Tuition:  Students not seeking college credit (only Certificate of Completion).  Cost: $770.00


Total Cost Includes:

  • Medical/Liability Insurance, Nursing Supply Fee, Building Fee ($57.35)
  • Washington State Nurse Aide Exam ($110)
  • WA DOH application fee ($65)

 

Additional Fees:

  • Immunizations: TB testing (within the past year) or current chest x-ray/symptom check (within the past 2 years) must be turned in with application packet.
  • Background Check: 1. Go to  https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch/ to request a Criminal History report. Print your results. The cost is $12.00 payable online (requires a credit card).
  • Parking Permit: $1.00 daily parking passes.  **Must be purchased daily.  Purchases can be made at the parking pay stations located in the south and east parking lots.  For more information, please visit https://safety.highline.edu/parking.php.
  • Miscellaneous expenses: $200 for miscellaneous expenses (uniforms, shoes, watch, books, and supplies)  Supplies for NAC Class - Highline College


Funding Assistance
The Nursing Assistant Certified Training Program does not qualify for traditional Financial Aid. Students can use other funding sources to pay for the class if eligible. Non-Highline funding sources may be eligible for the $770.00 self-pay fee (those wanting college credit must pay $952.72). Highline related funding sources must pay $952.72. Some of the potential funding sources are:


Workforce Education Services (WES) – Highline Campus Building 1

Phone: (206) 592-3802 (http://workforce.highline.edu/)


Women’s Programs and WorkFirst Services – Highline Campus building 6 

Phone: (206) 592-3340 (http://womenswkfirst.highline.edu/)



Application Steps

Below are the application steps for the NAC program:


  • Complete the attached Nursing Assistant Certified  application.
  • Provide evidence of a clean Washington State Patrol  criminal background check.
  • Provide evidence of a negative Tuberculosis (TB) reading  (within the past year) or current x-ray/symptom check  (within the past 2 years).
  • All application materials should be submitted to the  Continuing Education office in building 99, room 101.  Incomplete or illegible applications will not be considered.   A reading/math assessment will be administered upon  application submission.
  • Provide payment in full for the course.  If you are  receiving funding, you will be required to submit a letter  or email  from the funding source stating you have been approved for  tuition assistance.

 

All application materials (must be completed upon submission).  Please bring the completed application packet  to:


Continuing Education Department

Bldg 99, Suite 101

23835 Pacific Hwy S.

Kent, WA 98032

(206) 870-3785


Criminal Background Check

Students cannot enter the Nursing Assistant Certified Training Program without providing a clean Washington State Patrol background check. If you have questions about the types of convictions that would exclude you from the program, call Washington State Patrol customer service at (360)705-5100 or check the list online at  http://app.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=388-113&full=true. Clinical sites will perform an additional national background check that includes any previous addresses within the last 3 years. Failure to pass this additional background check will prevent you from completing the program.


To obtain your Washington State Criminal Background Profile go to the following link:

 https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch/ to request a Criminal History report. Print your results. The cost is $12.00 (price may vary) payable online (requires a credit card).


State Testing Information

What is the next step after successfully completing the Nursing Assistant training course? The next steps are required. Effective as of: September 26th, 2016.


Highline College’s Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Training Program is now an approved In-Facility Testing Site. Students who have successfully completed Highline College’s NAC program will be required to take the Washington State Nurse Aide Exam at Highline College. If you pass the test successfully, you will be considered “certified”.

The cost of the Washington State Nurse Aide Exam is $110, which is included in the tuition price. Students will receive a voucher code from Highline College Continuing Education to pay for the first attempt of their exam.


We will also assist students with The Department of Health Nursing Assistant registration. The cost of the WA DOH license application is $65, which is included in the tuition price. Paperwork and payment will be mailed by Continuing Education and processed by WA DOH. This registry will allow employers to verify Nursing Assistant credentials.

**The instructor will discuss this process during week three of class.



Available Course(s)

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