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Noncredit Nursing Assistant Programs

 

  • Effective November 2023, Credentia is no longer administering the NA skills exam. The skills exam is embedded within NURS100 and CNA FastTrack and CNA Bridge classes effective January 2024. Credentia will continue administering the written/oral exam.
  • Former CNA FastTrack, CNA Bridge, NURS100 and all others seeking to schedule their NA skills exam can still test at Wenatchee Valley College (or many other sites in Washington).
    • Please visit the Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON) for detailed information about the new testing process and a link to registration.  There are also useful documents that outline the new process.
    • After registering for an exam with WABON, candidates will be directed to the specific site (Wenatchee Valley College) to pay for the exam ($100).
    • WABON opens exam registration one month at a time. 
    • When an exam date is full, it will no longer appear on the WABON registration site.
    • When a candidate passes the skills exam, they will be eligible to take the written/oral portion administered through Credentia.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Fast-Track Course


The CNA Fast-Track course provides the basics in care-giving skills for entry-level employment in healthcare. It includes instruction of personal care skills, roles and responsibilities of nursing assistants, communication skills, and safe and emergency procedures. CPR training for healthcare providers  is included. Upon successful completion and evaluation by nursing faculty, students are eligible to take the certification examination for nursing assistants. This course, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for the nursing program.

Training consists of classroom/lab time as well as clinical experience at a local long-term care facility.

*Important note:  Effective immediately, the Nursing Assistant Skills Exam is incorporated into each FastTrack and Bridge class. The Washington State Board of Nursing mandated $100 exam fee is included in the course fee. After a candidate passes the Skills Exam, they are eligible to sit for the Written Exam administered by Credentia (separate exam fee paid directly to Credentia). 

Course Entry Process

  1. Review CNA Fast-Track Requirements/Application. If you can fulfill all requirements by the due dates below, continue to registration.

  2.  You can register at anytime. You do NOT need to complete the paperwork before registering. Please see paperwork due dates below.

  3. Entry requirements and paperwork MUST BE completed by due dates below. Paperwork may be submitted by email, regular mail, or in person:

    • Email:  smenley@wvc.edu
    • Regular mail:
      WVC Continuing Education
      1300 Fifth Street
      Wenatchee, WA 98801
    • In person:
      WVC Wenatchee Campus
      1300 Fifth Street
      Building: Mish ee twie
      Room: 1121 - Continuing Education Office

Upcoming classes 
Please note:  All course elements will meet in-person on the WVC campus and in a local long-term care facility.  

*Dates are subject to change*

Feb. 12 -  March 18, 2024   OPEN!
*Paperwork due by Feb. 5, 2024*

April 1 - May 6, 2024   OPEN!
*Paperwork due by March 25, 2024*

May 28 -  July 1, 2024   OPEN!
*Paperwork due by May 20, 2024*

July 8 -  Aug. 12, 2024  Registration opens March 15, 2024
*Paperwork due by June 28, 2024*

Sept. 9 -  Oct. 14, 2024  Registration opens May 6, 2024
*Paperwork due by Aug. 30, 2024*

Oct. 28 -  Dec. 2, 2024  Registration opens June 28, 2024
*Paperwork due by Oct. 21, 2024*

 
For detailed class schedules and registration, please visit our registration site.

M.A. to CNA Bridge Course


This noncredit "bridge" course provides training for certified medical assistants to transition to CNA. Upon successful completion of the course, this 36-hour training will allow the certified medical assistant to become eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Certified exam. The course consists of classroom/lab time as well as clinical experience at a local long-term care facility. CPR for Healthcare Providers training is included in this course.
*This program is available to Washington State Certified Medical Assistants. Proof of certification is required.*

*Important note:  Effective immediately, the Nursing Assistant Skills Exam is incorporated into each FastTrack and Bridge class. The Washington State Board of Nursing mandated $100 exam fee is included in the course fee. After a candidate passes the Skills Exam, they are eligible to sit for the Written Exam administered by Credentia (separate exam fee paid directly to Credentia).

Course entry process

  1. Review MA-CNA Requirements/Application (rev. 3/23)

  2. If you can fulfill all requirements, continue to registration

  3. Entry requirements and paperwork MUST BE completed by due dates below. Paperwork may be submitted by email or regular mail:

    • Email:  smenley@wvc.edu
    • Regular mail:
      WVC Continuing Education
      1300 Fifth Street
      Wenatchee, WA 98801

Upcoming Classes

March 18 - 25, 2024   OPEN!
*Paperwork due by March 4, 2024  
**Registration closes on March 4, 2024

For detailed class schedules and registration, please visit our registration site.

HCA to CNA Bridge Course


This noncredit "bridge" course provides training for home care aides to transition to CNA. Upon successful completion of the course, this 36-hour training will allow the home care aide to become eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Certified exam. The course consists of classroom/lab time as well as clinical experience at a local long-term care facility.  CPR for Healthcare Providers training is included in this course.
*This program is available to home care aides who can provide proof of active Washington State Home Care Aide Certification.*

*Important note:  Effective immediately, the Nursing Assistant Skills Exam is incorporated into each FastTrack and Bridge class. The Washington State Board of Nursing mandated $100 exam fee is included in the course fee. After a candidate passes the Skills Exam, they are eligible to sit for the Written Exam administered by Credentia (separate exam fee paid directly to Credentia).

Course entry process

  1. Review HCA-CNA Requirements/Application (rev. 3/23)

  2. If you can fulfill all requirements, continue to registration

  3. Entry requirements and paperwork MUST BE completed by due dates below. Paperwork may be submitted by email or regular mail:
    • Email:  smenley@wvc.edu
    • Regular mail:
      WVC Continuing Education
      1300 Fifth Street
      Wenatchee, WA 98801

Upcoming Classes

March 18 - 25, 2024   OPEN!
*Paperwork due by March 4, 2024  
**Registration closes on March 4, 2024


For detailed class schedules and registration, please visit our registration site