nursing
NA Academy
Courses

*Not all Academy courses are offered every quarter. Consult the course schedule under the Nursing Department for courses available in the current quarter. 

CPR and First Aid for the Healthcare Provider

Course instruction is based on the American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/ Healthcare Provider and First Aid - Responding to Emergencies (or equivalent). This course provides I-BEST support.

2 credits, 24 hours

Clinical Hospital Experience for the NA-C

This course offers NA-Cs an introduction to acute care through academic classes, skills lab sessions and hospital clinical experiences.

3 credits, 52 hours

End of Life Care for the Nursing Assistant

This course provides NA-Cs and other healthcare providers with an understanding of hospice and palliative care concepts and offers caregiving suggestions for end of life care.

1 credit, 11 hours

Body Mechanics for the Healthcare Provider

This course is open to all healthcare providers who lift, transfer, position and transport patients.

1 credit, 11 hours

Nurse Delegation for the Nursing Assistant with Special Focus on Diabetes

This course is for NA-Cs and all other healthcare providers to learn how to understand and accept nurse-delegated tasks for specific clients. The special focus on diabetes is the first step in preparing a nursing assistant to perform insulin injections as a delegated task.

The curriculum is approved by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. After successful completion of this course, you will earn two state-approved certifications for Nursing Delegation Core and Nursing Delegation with a Special Focus on Diabetes.

2 credits, 32 hours

Mental Health and Dementia

This course is designed for NA-Cs and all other healthcare providers who care for patients with mental illness or dementia. The course is designed to give participants an understanding of major mental disorders and dementia, culturally competent caregiving, respectful communications and strategies for caregiving.

The curriculum is approved by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. After successful completion of this course, you will earn two state-approved certifications for Mental Health and Dementia.

1.5 credits, 16.5 hours

Modified Fundamentals of Care

This course is a review of patient care principles and the roles and responsibilities of NA-Cs in the care of adults living in long-term care facilities, adult family homes or at home. Class days, times and room are still to be determined. 

1 credit, 11 hours  

    • Contact
    • email
    • (206) 934-6135
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    • Workforce Instruction Division
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    • Location
    • 2312B
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    • Division Contacts
    • email
    • (206) 934-3730
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    • Mailing Address
    • NSC Workforce Instruction Division
    • 9600 College Way N
    • 3NC2312B
    • Seattle, WA 98103
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    • Dean
    • Aaron Korngiebel