Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes provide the basics in caregiving skills for entry-level employment in health care. Upon completion of a CNA class, students are eligible to take the certification examination for nursing assistants. Either a certificate of completion from a CNA class or a current NA-C license is required when applying to Wenatchee Valley College's (WVC) Nursing Program. Currently, WVC offers two routes to completing CNA training (students must be 17 years old to take a CNA class through WVC).
Option 1: NURS 90 Class NURS 90 is a quarter-long, 8-credit class that follows the traditional academic calendar at WVC. On the Wenatchee campus, this class is usually1 offered every fall, winter, and spring quarter from 8am-12pm on a Tuesday through Thursday schedule, and every summer quarter from 8am-2pm on a Monday through Thursday schedule. On the Omak campus, this class is usually1 offered every fall, winter, and spring quarter from 9am-1:30pm on a Tuesday and Thursday schedule. Do not schedule other classes right after NURS 90 ends because you will need time to travel back to campus from clinical sites.
To register for a NURS 90 class, follow these steps:
Decide which quarter you wish to take NURS 90 and plan ahead:
Spring quarter 2014 applications will be accepted starting February 24, 2014.
Summer quarter 2014 applications will be accepted starting May 27, 2014.
Fall quarter 2014 applications will be accepted starting May 27, 2014.
Option 2: Fast-Track CNA Class The Fast-Track CNA classes, offered through our Continuing Education department, is an alternative way to receive the same training you would learn in NURS 90. Fast-Track CNA classes follow a very unique schedule, with most classes lasting about three weeks.
To register for a Fast-Track CNA class, follow these steps:
Decide when you will take the Fast-Track CNA class and plan ahead. The below schedule is subject to change and seats are limited so view the website for up-to-date information. Questions can be directed to the Continuing Education department (email@example.com or 509.682.6900):
Submit the completed application to Rhonda Yenney (Wenatchi Hall 2221E).
Sign up for an open Fast-Track CNA class online. If that class you would like is full, add yourself to the waitlist.
Conviction of certain crimes may prevent completion of the clinical class requirements of the program and may prevent future licensure and employment in health care. A criminal record check is required prior to any clinical training experience or clinical field trips. Students with a criminal record should meet with the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing Administrator (509.682.6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.