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HCA to NAC Bridge Program

Current HCA certification holders can further their training, education and earnings potential by earning a Nursing Assistant Certification.

Give your career the right direction with our HCA to NAC Bridge program and unlock the doors to endless opportunities in the health sector.

Our HCA to NAC Bridge program is an excellent way to give the much-needed boost to your profession, especially if you want to advance your career in the ever-growing health industry. The certified nursing assistant bridge program is designed to help home care aides (HCA) enhance their learning and acquire professional skills, required to become a certified nursing assistant (NAC); without the need to start from scratch. The best part of this program is that the professionals may even continue making efforts to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree in nursing while enrolling in HCA to NAC bridge program.

Opting for an HCA to NAC Bridge program is even more important since your NAC certification is your gateway to the nursing field. This means, once you become a certified nursing assistant, you may either choose to remain a certified nursing assistant all your professional life or later switch to some specialized profession as per your choice and interest.

Unquestionably, our HCA to NAC Bridge program is one of the most affordable and quickest ways to move up the career ladder in the nursing domain. HCA license holders just need an additional 24 hours of training to become eligible for the state examination and to acquire an NAC license. The 24-hour of requisite training comprises 5 hours of classroom-based learning and 15 hours of skills lab education, followed by 4 hours of on-site clinical training at one of our approved clinical sites in Yakima.

As part of our Bridge program, the classes and lab education typically run for 5 days in our facility (hours vary) and 1 day in an approved clinical site from 6 am to 10 am.  Additional review days are available and are optional for our students. Final exams will follow the review day from 9 am to 1 pm.


Tuition costs:

S.No. Description Cost($)
1. Application 30
2. Registration 100
3. Course tuition 450
4. Books 55
5. Supplies and Materials

  1. This includes one ID badge and lab supplies.
  2. Students are required to own a pair of scrubs,
    a stethoscope, a manual BP cuff, watch with a second hand and a gait belt.
    These can be purchased through Caremark.

Please note that state mandated testing and application fees for your license are separate from our school.

6. State Final Exam (Pearson-Vue) 124
7. WA State NAC License Application (Dept of Health) 65

Classes fill up quickly!

If you are interested in registering for a class, apply today!
Admission to Caremark Clinical Education is limited. Applicants are screened and selected
based on the application answers, submission deadline and brief interview process.
Course Fee – $30.00

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