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Medical Assistant Bridge to Nursing Assistant Program Description

(MA to NAC) Medical Assistant Alternative Training Program MA's can take this bridge to CNA in 3 days for a total of 24 hours. After completing this course MA's will be able to take state exam.


Students must have an active MA license to enroll in this course.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years old 
  • Have High School Diploma, GED, and Higher Education equivalency and pass Entrance Exam.
  • Pass the entrance exam with 75% passing grade. Exam may be retaken once free of charge. 
  • Must pass CELSA Test with 75% passing grade (if applicable). Test may be retaken, free of charge.
  • Current Medical Assistant Certificate or transcript from a school accredited by ABHES (the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools) or CAAHEP (the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs).
  • Must complete DSHS background check. You can fill the form for free here:   

https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/bcs/

  • Complete a background inquiry form. Any record of crimes against persons will prevent an individual from working in this field. You can order the form here:   

https://fortress.wa.gov/wsp/watch/ ($12)

  • Provide documentation of a completed two step tuberculosis test. If the results are positive a chest x-ray result must be provided. Must be within one year
  • Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
  • Gait Belt
  • Watch with seconds



Home Care Aide to Nursing Assistant Program Description

(HCA to NAC) Home Care Aide Alternative Training Program 
Home Care Aides can take this bridge to CNA in 3 days for a total of 24 hours. After completing this course HCA's will be able to take state exam. 


Students must have an active HCA license to enroll in this course.


REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Have High School Diploma, GED, and Higher Education equivalency or pass entrance exam.
  • Pass the entrance exam with 75% passing grade. Exam may be retaken, once, free of charge.
  • Must pass CELSA Test with 75% passing grade (if applicable). Test may be retaken, once, free of charge.
  • Current Home Care Aide License

 

  • Must complete DSHS background check. You can fill the form for free here:   

https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/bcs/. 

  • Complete a background inquiry form. Any record of crimes against persons will prevent an individual from working in this field. You can fill out the form here:  https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/bcs/
  • Provide documentation of a completed two step tuberculosis test. If the results are positive a chest x-ray result must be provided.
  • Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
  • Gait Belt
  • Watch with seconds

About Our Course

(MA to CNA) Nursing Assistant Alternative Training Program for Medical Assistant Certified Medical Assistants can take this bridge to CNA in 3 days for a total of 24 hours. After completing this course MA's will be able to take state exam.


Documentation verifying current MA certification is required prior to enrollment (Accredited by AAMA or AMT or NHA or NCCT)  


(HCA to NAC) This is a Home Care Aide alternative training program. Home Care Aides can take this bridge to CNA in 3 days for a total of 24 hours. After completing this course HCA's will be able to take the Nursing Assistant Certified state exam. 

Students must have an active HCA license to enroll in this course.


Tuition: $510

Registration fee: $50

Entrance exam fee: $20

Book cost: $50 (+tax)


Total Course Cost: $635

Upcoming Course Schedule

Course Dates:


October 28,29,30 

Registration Deadline: October 21st

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm


November 12,13,14

Registration Deadline: November 5th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm


November 19,20,21

Registration Deadline: November 12th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm


December 3,4,5

Registration Deadline: November 26th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm


December 17,18,19

Registration Deadline: December 10th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm


January 7,8,9

Registration Deadline: December 30th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm 


January 28,29,30

Registration Deadline: January 21st

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm


February 10,11,12,13,14

Registration Deadline: February 3rd

1st Day: 5pm-10pm

2nd Day: 5pm-10pm

3rd Day: 5pm-10pm

4th Day: 5pm-10pm

5th Day: 2pm-10pm


Weekend Course

Registration Deadline: February 7th

February 15th 8am-4:30pm

February 29th 8am-4:30pm

March 7th 6am-4:30pm


March 10,11,12

Registration Deadline: March 3th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm 


March 24,25,26

Registration Deadline: January 17th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm 

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm

3rd Day: 6am-2:30pm




Call 253-252-3956 or Email customerservice@healthprofessionalsinstitute.com to enroll.

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