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NA Academy

North’s Nursing Assistant Academy offers short skill-building courses to help NA-Cs and other healthcare professionals achieve advanced and specialized training.

  • Maximum your employment opportunities.
  • Increase your earning potential.
  • Satisfy employer and Washington state requirements.
  • Take classes that fit your schedule.
  • Receive I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training) support for some NA Academy courses.

 Academy Courses

CPR and First Aid for the Healthcare Provider

Clinical Hospital Experience for the NA-C 

End of Life Care for the Nursing Assistant

Body Mechanics for the Healthcare Provider

Nurse Delegation for the Nursing Assistant with Special Focus on Diabetes

Mental Health and Dementia

Modified Fundamentals of Care

Academy courses are offered evenings and weekends to accommodate working professionals. See Academy Courses for full course descriptions.


You don't necessarily  have to be an NA-C or NA-R to be eligible to enroll in NA Academy courses:

NUR 100 Modified Fundamentals of Care
NUR 108 Clinical Hospital Experience for the NA-C

Student must have a current, unencumbered WA State NA-C License.

NUR 104 Nurse Delegation for the NA-C with a Special Emphasis on Diabetes

Student must have a current, unencumbered WA State NA-C License 
Have a current, unencumbered WA State NA-R license, AND have either successfully passed Revised Fundamentals of Care,
currently be enrolled in Revised Fundamentals of Care.

NUR 105 CPR and First Aid
NUR 110 Body Mechanics
NUR 129 End of Life Care for the Nursing Assistant
NUR 145 Mental Health and Demetia Specialty

Student can be any healthcare provider for whom this course is relevant

Financial Aid

Workforce Education also provides financial aid opportunities for Academy students. 

Visit and fill out the short form to find out if you may be eligible for one, or more, sources of financial aid, and how to proceed to get more information.

The Nursing Assistant Academy program is part of a three-year U.S. Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training Grant, in partnership with the Seattle Community College District and Seattle Vocational Institute.

DOL Disclaimer

The Seattle Colleges District is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This project was 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 and Training Administration.