Top CNA Schools
South Seattle College
South Seattle Community College (SSCC) is one of three colleges in The District of Seattle Community Colleges. The college’s main campus is situated in West Seattle, a western district of the city of Seattle, Washington. A member of OneApp, SSCC offers students over 50 degree and certificate programs. Prominent programs include Health Care, Winemaking, Aviation, and Construction Trades. SSCC’s Certified Nursing Assistant program can be completed in as little as one quarter. This course is offered four times a year. Course curriculum is designed to ready students for the Washington State Nursing Assistant Certification test and to prepare students for future work as an entry-level, direct healthcare employee.
North Seattle College
North Seattle College is a publicly funded college located in Seattle. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and represents one of the three colleges that make up the Seattle Colleges District. The college is known as one of the top member colleges in its system. NSC offers students a one-quarter, 14-credit, 202-contact hour Certified Nursing Assistant program. Of the 202 total contact hours, 86 hours are dedicated to theory while the remaining 116 hours are dedicated to lab skills practice and a clinical externship.
Clark College’s CNA program can be completed in 10 weeks in fall and spring. During the summer, it can be finished in as little as 8 weeks. Courses meet Monday through Thursday during daytime hours. Located in the city of Vancouver, just north of Portland, Oregon, Clark College is a two-year college what was originally founded in 1933. CC’s main campus sits on 101 acres in the middle of Vancouver’s Central Park. The institution is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Bellevue College is the largest post-secondary institution in Washington state, with an enrollment of 32,500 students. The college was founded in 1966 and is situated on the Eastside of Lake Washington in the city of Bellevue. Bellevue College offers a 12-credit, one semester NAC program which consists of 176 hours of instruction and a total of three clinical experiences, split up into didactic lecture and discussion, lab skills training and clinical experience at a local nursing home and hospital.
Established in 1925, Centralia College is the oldest continuously operating community college in Washington state. This two-year college is situated on 29 acres in the town of Centralia and serves the communities of Thurston and Lewis counties. The Nursing Assistant program at Centralia College is comprised of 9 credit hours and has been approved by the Washington State Department of Health and Department of Social Health and Services.