Shown below are the classes in Edmonds, Washington open for students to become certified nursing assistants. Training is necessary to become adept at handling patients and learning the basic health care aptitude needed on the job.
Edmonds-Woodway High School
7600 SW 212 Street,
Edmonds, WA 98026
A nursing assistant helps registered nurses provide nursing and nursing-related care to patients who are in different healthcare facilities. The increase of the elderly in the population has created an increased demand in healthcare providers, especially nursing assistants since they can be found working in almost any healthcare setting. This is one of the many reasons why becoming a nursing assistant is considered to be one of the best ways to start a career in the field of health.
Step 1: Enrolling in a Nursing Assistant Training Program (NATP)
NATPS help aspiring nursing assistants learn the knowledge and skills that they will need to take care of the patients. The program will also help them handle the different situations that they might encounter once they work as full-time nursing assistants. When selecting a program to enroll in, please remember to only choose one that’s approved by the state’s Department of Social and Health Services.
Approved training program can be found offered by hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living centers, private training facilities, high schools, technical colleges, community colleges, government organizations, and many more. They are required to offer at least 35 hours of theory and 50 hours of supervised clinical practice. Depending on the program you choose, it can take you about 2 to 6 months to complete your training.
Step 2: Applying for the NNAAP Exam
The NNAAP exam is the final challenge that you need to surpass before you can work as a full-time nursing assistant. Normally, your instructor will be the one who will provide you with the application forms. If you lost yours or if you’re applying through other routes, you can download one by going to www.pearsonvue.com. All requirements must be complete and accurate when you submit them to:
NACES Plus Foundation
8501 N. MoPac Expressway, Suite 400
Austin, TX 78759
Telephone : 1 (800) 842-4562
fax: (512) 452-3842
Step 3: Taking the NNAAP Exam
The NNAAP exam consists of a written/oral exam and a practical skills test. Both tests are conducted on the same day. Due to the number of applicants, the state has asked Pearson VUE to help conduct, score, and release the exam results. The examination results are usually released on the same day if there are no technical problems. Those who will pass both tests will get their names entered into the Nurse Aide Registry.
Step 4: Applying for a Nursing Assistant Certificate
Once your name in on the NAR, you’ll be allowed to apply for a certificate. You can use this certificate to prove that you are a competent nursing assistant. All nursing assistant certifications in Washington are handled by the state’s Department of Health.
This city is a part of Snohomish County. The city was founded in 1890 by Logger George Brackett and was named after Sen. George Franklin Edmunds. With a total population of 39,709 people, it ranks 3rd as the most populous city in the county. The city has a total area of about 18.4 sq miles and has a population density of 4,437.6/sq mile.
Health care centers that you can avail within the city include Edmonds Family Medicine, Swedish/Edmonds, Children’s Clinic, Stevens Clinic for Mental Health, Puget Sound Surgical Clinic, Family Care of Edmonds, and many more. photo attribution: ufv