Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training provides the basics in caregiving skills for entry-level employment in health care. Upon completion of CNA training, students are eligible to take the certification examination for nursing assistants. 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:
Option 1: NURS 90 (quarter-long, 8-credit course)
Registration for NURS 90 is by permission only. Permission to register is contingent on completion and review of the application packet (see link above). Upon application approval, students will receive an enrollment form to be submitted in person to the Registration office. Some items that must be included in the application packet include:
- Official Documentation of two TB tests with negative results
- Official Documentation of Hepatitis B vaccination
- Copy of a background check through Certifiedbackground.com
- Documentation of major medical insurance
- A negative drug test (Omak students only)
- Official Documentation of influenza vaccination (fall and winter quarters only)
Wenatchee NURS 90 Application Due Dates
Applications and required documentation must be submitted to Rhonda Yenney in Wenatchi Hall 2221E (email@example.com or 509.682.6660) by the following deadlines:
- Summer quarter 2013 applications will be accepted starting May 28, 2013.
- Fall quarter 2013 applications will be accepted starting May 28, 2013.
Omak NURS 90 Application Due Dates
Applications and required documentation must be submitted to Sue Root in Friendship Hall 210 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.422.7952) by the following deadlines:
- Fall quarter 2013 applications will be accepted starting September 3, 2013.
Option 2: Fast-Track Course (three-weeks, non-credit course)
complete and submit the application packet (see link above) to Rhonda Yenney in Wenatchi Hall 2221E (email@example.com
or 509.682.6660) PRIOR
to signing up for the class.
Fast-track courses follow a very unique schedule but have similar requirements to NURS 90. For questions about fast-track courses and for the entire 2013 course schedule, contact Continuing Education (firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications and required documentation must be submitted to Rhonda Yenney in Wenatchi Hall 2221E (email@example.com
**A DSHS back ground check will be run free of charge.
** DO NOT purchase Summit America insurance for the fast track course.
- Conviction of certain crimes may prevent completion of the clinical course 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 Associate Dean of Allied Health/Nursing Administrator (509.682.6660) to determine if the criminal history would prevent access to a health care facility.
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