Nursing assistants contribute to the overall health and comfort level of patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities by providing basic care and help with activities of daily living.

Whatcom’s nursing assistant program consists of lecture courses and labs offered in the evening on campus and clinical experiences at long-term care facilities on the weekends.

Students successfully completing the program will be eligible to take the state certification exam to perform bedside care as an NAC (nursing assistant certified). If Whatcom’s class schedule does not work for you, there are other local providers offering the course. Visit the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services website for more information.

Nursing assistant certification is a requirement for application to the RN nursing program at WCC.



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