Nursing Assistant Certificate

Successful graduates of this program are eligible to take the State of Washington Nursing Assistant examination for State certification. This program also has an I-BEST option.


  • Pre-enrollment information session attendance
  • ENGL095, ENGL096 (equivalent or higher), or a 227 minimum CASAS score (reading and listening), or 40 minimum COMPASS score (reading)
  • Submission of writing sample related to program (done during information session)
  • Assessment of English proficiency by an English specialist
  • Instructor permission

Placement testing must be within 2 years of application date.


Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
NUR105 First Aid and CPR for Healthcare Providers 2
NUR107 Nursing Assistant 12

Total Credits: 14 (excluding prerequisites)


All course work must be completed at North Seattle Community College. Experiential Learning and transfer-in credits can not be applied to this certificate. All program requirements must fulfill a 2.0 GPA or above.

Throughout this program of study the importance of a responsible and professional work ethic is stressed. Factors leading to such a work ethic are identified and discussed. Instruction is also provided in effective leadership and how it enhances the work environment. Input from this program's industrial advisory committee is essential to curriculum content pertaining to the work ethic and leadership as well as the technically oriented curriculum.

Safety and industrial hygiene are included throughout the curriculum through lectures and actual demonstrations of safe laboratory techniques.

This program is funded in part by a grant awarded under the President's Community-Based Job Training Grants, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration.

The Seattle Community Colleges are an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Effective beginning: Fall 2009
Nursing Assistant
329C / 51.1614

Nursing Assistant-Certified Program

Program Information
Contact us by
(206) 934-4601

Health & Human Services Division

IB 2301Northwest section of the Instruction Building, 2nd floor
Division Contacts
(206) 934-3790
Mailing Address
NSC Health & Human Services Division
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
Steven Thomas


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