Northwest NAC Training is now offer classes for Medical Assistants looking to get their Nursing Assistant Certification. Medical Assistants will enter this 24-hour bridge program to learn more about becoming a nursing assistant. The program usually lasts around three weeks.
This program is much shorter than the usual 120-hour training a CNA needs for certification because medical assistants already have much of the training. Northwest NAC Training offers this program as a day class only. The program is offered in conjunction with our CNA day classes. Please consult our class schedule for dates and times.
While an MA is trained and certified for clinic work, such as administering shots or handling paperwork, certified nursing assistants handle more of the day-to-day personal care of a patient. This class is beneficial for an MA looking to expand their health care provider experience.
This bridge program will cover what an MA needs to handle personal care situations. For example, if a patient has an accident or falls down, this program will teach an MA how to handle it. In addition, CNAs also help patients with their personal care, including showering, grooming, and getting dressed.
To apply for the 24-hour bridge program, fill out this online application and return with payment. The Application fee for the course is $40, the program tuition is $440, and the textbook rental is $35. All students interested in the bridge program MUST call the office for information and scheduling.
In addition, every MA interested in taking the bridge program must have the following in hand before the first day of class:
- Negative TB Test – current within 6 months of Class Start. TB TEST for 24 hr students is NOT FREE
- 7 Hr. HIV Certificate
- WSP Background Check
- CPR Card, current and in accordance with current AHA Guidelines
- ORIGINAL, current Credential showing Washington State Medical Assistant Certification