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Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC)

Caremark’s Nursing Assistant Certification Program focuses on training and certifying quality nursing aids to begin their career in the medical field. We do this by teaching a solid foundation of clinical skills and instruction on quality of care. The first phase of the CNA program consists of classroom lectures and video presentations, conducted at our institute in Yakima along with clinical skills demonstration and practice. During this time, students will be required to pass written exams, clinical skills tests, and complete all required coursework. Students attending our CNA classes must have successfully completed all written and practical exams before being allowed to move to the clinical experience phase of their training.

The clinical experience phase of the course consists of patient care, performed on location at an approved clinical site. During the clinical experience phase of the training, students will be required to meet a list of clinical objectives for course completion. Students enrolled in the Caremark’s certified nursing assistant program in Yakima will be supervised at all times. Following successful completion of clinical experience, students will be issued a certificate of completion and will then be eligible for the Washington State Nursing Assistant Certification Examination.

Caremark offers several class formats:

The NAC Fast-Track classes allows individuals to complete all of the required classes and clinical hours in approximately 3 weeks, with an on-sight formal evaluation at the end of the course. The intensive class is a compressed format and it best suited to those who have a basic background in healthcare and are seeking an efficient way to become certified with a minimum amount of downtime but a maximum amount of learning!

The NAC Program Class times will be 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The course will include 44 class hours, 22 lab hours and 42 clinical site hours. Clinical site times may vary and are dependent upon the clinical site.

The HCA to NAC Bridge course is for students currently holding an HCA certification. This course runs 6 days and includes 5 lecture hours, 15 lab hours and 4 clinical site hours. Clinical site times may vary and are dependent upon the clinical site. For more information about this course, including the cost of this course, visit our HCA to NAC Bridge Program

COMING SOON: Our NAC Evenings/Weekends Classes will run for 6 weeks with in-class learning and skills training occurring in the evenings and on weekends, and off-site clinical training in Yakima. This course is ideal for students working during weekday hours, parents without childcare during the day, or students needing a little more time to master the skills.

Class timings will be 5:50 pm – 9:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 10:00 am – 4:40 pm on Saturdays. This NAC program course will include 44 class hours, 22 lab hours and 40 clinical site hours. Clinical site times may vary and are dependent upon the clinical site. Because weekend clinical hours are limited, it is likely you will be having to complete most clinical hours on a weekday, during normal business hours.

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.
Registration fees – $30.00

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