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Nursing Assistant


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) courses teach basic patient caregiving skills. Upon completion of a CNA course, you are eligible to take the certification examination to become a licensed nursing assistant. Either a Certificate of Completion from a CNA course (with a minimum of 35 class and 50 clinical hours) or a current Washington State Nursing Assistant Certification License is required when applying to WVC's Nursing program. You can choose from the two options below when signing up for a CNA course (you must be 17 by the first day of the course).

Option 1: NURS 100A Quarter-long, 8-credits
On the Wenatchee campus, this course is usually offered every fall, winter, and spring quarter from 8am-12pm (TWTh), and every summer quarter from 8am-2pm (MTWTh). On the Omak campus, the class schedule varies. Always check the Course Schedule and the Annual Schedule in case changes have been made and do not schedule other courses right after NURS 100A ends because you will need time to travel back to campus from clinical sites.

To register for NURS 100A, follow these steps:

  1. Decide which quarter to take NURS 100A:
    • Fall quarter 2015 applications accepted starting May 26, 2015.
    • Winter quarter 2016 applications accepted starting November 30, 2015.
    • Spring quarter 2016 applications accepted starting February 22, 2016.
    • Summer quarter 2016 applications accepted starting May 23, 2016.
    • Fall quarter 2016 applications accepted starting May 23, 2016.
  2. Complete the NURS 100A Application (PDF).
  3. Submit the completed application:
    • Wenatchee: Rhonda Yenney (Wenatchi Hall 2221E, ryenney@wvc.edu or 509.682.6660).
    • Omak: Sue Root (Friendship Hall 210, sroot@wvc.edu or 509.422.7952).
  4. Once your application has been reviewed, and is determined to be complete, you will receive an enrollment form from either Rhonda or Sue. Submit the enrollment form to the Registration Office.

Option 2: Fast-Track Course 3 weeks, no credit
The Fast-Track courses are offered through the Continuing Education Department and the schedule varies.

To register for a Fast-Track course, follow these steps:

  1. Decide when you will take a Fast-Track course. The schedule is available on the Continuing Education website. The schedule is subject to change so check the website often for up-to-date information. Questions can be directed to the Continuing Education department: ceinfo@wvc.edu or 509.682.6900.
  2. Sign up for an open Fast-Track course online. If the course you want is full, add yourself to the waitlist and sign up for a back-up course.
  3. Complete the Fast-Track CNA Application (PDF).
  4. Submit the completed application to Rhonda Yenney (Wenatchi Hall 2221E, ryenney@wvc.edu or 509.682.6660). Completed and approved applications are required to start the class.

Additional Considerations

  • 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. If you have a criminal record, meet with the Dean of Allied Health & Nursing (509.682.6660) to determine if your criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.
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