Certified Nursing Assistant Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Certified Nursing Assistant?

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) fulfill basic care needs for patients in hospitals, residential nursing care facilities, skilled care facilities, adult family homes, and in-home health.  In addition to this CNAs often work with hospice patients in a hospice facility or as in-home hospice care. CNAs serve as the eyes and ears for doctors, nurses and other members of the patient’s Care Team.

How Much Does it Cost to Become a CNA?

The overall average tuition cost for CNA can vary, but at NW NAC Training, the tuition is a competitive $900 which includes 120 hours of instruction, TB test, Healthcare Provider BLS CPR (which is necessary to work in a hospital) 7-Hour HIV Certification, stethoscope, gait belt, and lecture workbook. In addition to this, after licensing, Nurse Delegation Core and Focus on Diabetes are also included in tuition.

Other supplies such as textbook, scrubs, and  background check may vary. After Testing and Licensing, the approximate overall cost is $1200

What is on the CNA Test?

Northwest NAC Training is  an Official Washington State CNA Exam Site. As such, you can conveniently take the exam at the same location that prepares you for it, in a lab that you’re comfortable and familiar with. We offer both Regional Exams (which are open to students from anywhere in Washington State) and In Facility Exams, which are open to NW NAC Training students only.

The NNAAP Nurse Aid Exam consists of two portions: a multiple choice Written (or Oral) Exam and the Skills Test, which is a practical demonstration of nursing skills. During the skills test, students will be tested on 5 of 22 learned skills, and must be completed within 25 minutes.

Both the Written and Skills sections of the Exam must be passed in order to receive accreditation.

Should I Consider Taking a shorter,  2-Week Course Instead of Northwest NAC Training’s 30-Day Course?

While you pay approximately the same for a shorter, “accelerated” course, and you seem to be saving time, ultimately the quality of education will determine your ability to be hired in the workplace. We offer 120 hours of instruction; thus, our students gain valuable, well rounded preparation and hands-on experience that makes them sought after in the workplace, both immediately upon completion of their training and throughout their medical career.

How Can I Find Out More About CNA Certification With Northwest NAC Training?

Ready to begin a new rewarding career as a CNA? Contact Northwest NAC Training today for more information about CNA Certification or to schedule a campus tour. We offer both day and night classes to accommodate your schedule.  Apply today, or call us at 360-882-0101.

A completed application and $80 fee will hold your place in class.

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