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Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Program
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Overview of Program   (Information updated January 2014)

  • People interested in this program MUST attend an 
    Information Session to be eligible to enroll in the class. 
  • This one-quarter program is usually offered four times per year - fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. Summer 2014 schedule will be M, T, W, Th 8:00am-2:30pm. (Schedule is subject to change). 
  • The NA-C is a daytime program only. We do not have an evening program at this time. 
  • The NA-C program helps prepare students for the certification test for an entry-level position in the health care field. 
  • Strict attendance guidelines apply to this program. 
  • The course covers providing basic care, following care procedures, controlling infections, safety and emergency preparedness, restorative care, and dealing with death and dying. 
  • Upon entry into the program, students MUST provide paperwork showing the required updated immunizations and background check. Students must also provide paperwork for CPR/AED for the Professional   Rescuer and Healthcare Provider class upon entry into the program.   NA-C Certification/License with the State of Washington is required for students planning to continue in South's LPN Program. 

Overview of Potential NAC Employment Opportunities

  • Graduates of this program find work as home health aides, registered nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants, and patient care technicians. These positions can be located in long term care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, etc.
  • Gainful Employment

Questions? Please call 206-934-6654.

Program Outcomes

Nursing Assistant Certified - Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program find work as home health aides, registered nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants, and patient care technicians. These positions can be located in long term care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, etc.

  1. Describe and utilize the nursing process in assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing and evaluating the patient to meet the needs of the patient, family, in a variety of settings.(SLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7)
  2. Apply the concepts of health and illness, and promote self-care concepts to maintain and restore the highest level of wellness of the patient/family throughout the life cycle; (SLO 1, 2, 3, 4,7)
  3. .Provide safe, competent care for the patient/family, and communicate in a purposeful and facilitative manner with patient, family, and members of the health care team; (SLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  4. Employ the appropriate actions regarding cultural, ethical, legal and professional nursing values for self and others; (SLO 3, 6)
  5. Evaluate one's own capabilities and limitations, identify individual needs of continued growth is able to seek consultation from other nurses when appropriate. (SLO 3, 6)
  6. Practice within the standards established by the profession, and identify the parameters of accountability. (SLO 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  7. Can describe the dynamic aspects of health care delivery in America and the role of the NA-C in the health care delivery system. (SLO 4, 6)

 

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