Mar 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Nursing Assistant Certificate

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Program Description

Train for an exciting and rewarding career in 4 weeks. Highline College Nursing Assistant Certified program combines classroom theory, skills laboratory, and clinical experience to prepare students to take the Washington State licensure exam for a Certified Nursing Assistant.

Learning Outcomes

  • Provides safe personal care to clients
  • Incorporates principles and skills of restorative nursing in proving care
  • Demonstrates behaviors that maintain and respect client rights and promotes client independence
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills
  • Uses procedures and techniques to prevent the spread of microorganisms
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify and use safety and emergency procedures.
  • Practices within the legal/ethical rule and responsibilities of a nursing assistant.
  • Performs basic nursing skills accurately
  • Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively as a member of a health care team.
  • Delivers sensitive care to the dying patient and the family.
  • Recognizes nutrition needs of clients and changes in behavior that may lead to improper nutrition
  • Follows facility procedure for accurate reporting, charting and documentation of care.


Important Notes

  • Training Site will accept placement of only those students who are insured against malpractice liability for actions or inactions occurring in the clinical setting. 
  • 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.
  • 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 Training Site upon request. Should any student lack adequate proof of insurance, Training Site can refuse to accept the student for placement.

Specific Requirements

Total Professional-Technical Courses: 7 credits

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