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Nursing Assistant Certified Certificate of Completion

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The Nursing Assistant Certified certificate consists of 176 hours of didactic education, training in a skills laboratory, and clinical experience in both a nursing home and hospital. Students learn skills that prepare them to provide basic assistance to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. This course is approved and certified by both the WA Department of Social and Health Services and Department of Health. Students who successfully complete the Nursing Assistant Certified are eligible to take the NNAAP Exam and become certified in Washington State.

Learning Outcomes

Certificate recipients should possess the skills & abilities described below:

  • Identify basic needs of adults and apply that knowledge while providing daily care to residents, patients, and clients
  • Employ safety and infection control procedures
  • Communicate effectively with residents, patients, clients, and other members of the health care team
  • Recognize emergency situations and procedures and respond appropriately
  • Demonstrate professional behavior
  • Recognize and respond to the individual needs of residents, patients and clients in a culturally sensitive manner
  • Use the principles of restorative and rehabilitative care

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