2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing Assistant Certified Certificate Course Map

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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field. It provides you a clear path to complete your certificate by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets certificate requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete the Nursing Assistant Certified Certificate, you are responsible for fulfilling all certificate requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Prior to admission, you must pass a DSHS background check through WA State.

Prior to admission, you must complete TB skin testing with no evidence of active TB infection.

1. Nursing Assistant Theory

  • Course purpose: This is a theory course which addresses the basics of patient care and physiological response to illness, basic nursing principles of hygiene and infection control, nutrition, sleep, safety, and communication, role of the NAC. This course also includes 7 hour HIV/AIDS required content for state of WA certification.

2. Nursing Assistant Lab

  • Course purpose: This is a lab course to teach appropriate and necessary skills for work as an NAC in a patient care environment. This course includes Healthcare Provider CPR certification.

3. Nursing Assistant Clinical

  • Course purpose: This course provides an opportunity for clinical practice to apply knowledge and skills in an actual patient care environment. Includes Mock Testing opportunity for skills test practice for certification at end of quarter.

Action Item: Apply for Graduation

Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

Action Item: Apply for Certification

Action Item: Meet with Advisor

If you intend to apply to a nursing program, meet with the appropriate advisor regarding requirements of school/program.

Total Credits 12

Program Code: 329P

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