Shown below are the schools in Yakima, Washington currently teaching nursing assistant classes that are open for enrollment. Programs displayed have met the standards set by the OBRA registry and will grant applicants the ability to test for certification once completed.
Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center
1116 South 15th Ave.,
Yakima, WA 98902
Yakima Valley Community College
16th and Nob Hill Boulevard,
Yakima, WA 98907
Crescent Convalescent Center
505 North 40h Ave.,
Yakima, WA 98908
Hillcrest At Summitview
3801 Summitview Ave.,
Yakima, WA 98902
Willow Springs Care
4007 Tieton Drive,
Yakima, WA 98908
Becoming a nursing aide is a great way of starting a career in the field of health. You don’t have to spend years in training before you can become one. The experience that you gain as a nursing aide can also be used as a stepping stone to further your career if ever you want to aim for a higher degree.
Nursing Assistant Training
Learning the knowledge and skills needed to take care of the patients is the first step in becoming a nursing aide. It is crucial that nursing aides know what they are doing so that patients will only receive quality care from them. A great way to equip yourself with all that you require to become a competent nursing aide is to enroll in a state-approved CNA program.
All CNA programs in Washington are must get certified by the Department of Social and Health Services before taking any students. It is also the responsibility of the aspirant to check a program’s certification before enrolling. Approved programs are required to offer at least 85 hours of training. These hours are divided into 35 hours of lectures and 50 hours of supervised clinical practice. Depending on the program you choose, it can take you around 8 to 24 weeks to complete your training.
To show potential employers as well as patients that you are a competent nursing aide you’ll have to get certified by the Washington State Department of Health. You can only apply for a certification if you gain entry into the Nurse Aide Registry by passing the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program Exam or NNAAP exam.
The NNAAP exam was developed as a standard that must be met for all aspirin nursing aides. This exam consists of a multiple-choice knowledge test and a practical skills test. A candidate’s name will only be entered if he or she passes both tests. In case of a failed exam, the candidate may reapply and retake the test that he or she failed. If a candidate fails to pass after three attempts or within one year after completing training, then he will have to undergo retraining.
Being a Certified Nursing Aide
Once you’re certified, you’ll be allowed to work in any healthcare setting within the state, including the patient’s own home. If you want to advance your knowledge and skills as a nursing aide, then you can look for advance training programs. You can also aim for a higher degree while working as a nursing aide. You can check out the different healthcare professions that are available in Washington by following this link: http://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/HealthcareProfessionalCredentialingRequirement.aspx
This city is the county seat of Yakima County. The city is also known as The Palm Springs of Washington. It is considered as the 8th most populous city in the entire state of Washington. According to the census of 2010, their total population was around 91,067 people. It has a total area of 20.6 sq miles, and has a population density of 3,569.9/sq miles.
The Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and the Yakima Regional Medical Center are two of the biggest employers in the city. Other health care centers that are serving the city include Central Washington Family Medicine, Advanced Eye Care, Yakima Urology Associates PLLC, Medi-Center, Yakima Medical Consultants Inc., and many more. photo attribution: ufv