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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 National Certification is required prior to enrollment 

- 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


Online Course 1


HCA - NAC Online Course: 

April 18th - 19th  2020

8am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm

After 8 hours of online instruction, student will be eligible to apply for NAR and begin working immediately.  


MA - NAC Online Course: 

April 11th - 12th  2020

8am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm

After 8 hours of online instruction, student will be eligible to apply for NAR and begin working immediately. 


Online Course 2


HCA - NAC Online Course: 

May 2nd - 3rd  2020

8am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm

After 8 hours of online instruction, student will be eligible to apply for NAR and begin working immediately.  


MA - NAC Online Course: 

April 25th - 26th  2020

8am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm

After 8 hours of online instruction, student will be eligible to apply for NAR and begin working immediately.


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In Person Class 


May 5,6,7

 Registration Deadline is April 28th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm

2nd Day: 8am -4:30pm 

3rd Day: 6am-230pm 


May 19,20,21

Registration Deadline is May 12th 

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm

2nd Day: 8am -4:30pm 

3rd Day: 6am-230pm 


June 2,3,4

Registration Deadline is May 26th

1st Day: 8am-4:30pm

2nd Day: 8am -4:30pm 

3rd Day: 6am-230pm 


June 16,17,18 

Registration Deadline For is June 9th 

1st Day: 8am - 4:30pm

2nd Day: 8am - 4:30pm 

3rd Day: 6am -2:30pm 


July 1,2,3

Registration Deadline is June 24th 

1st Day: 8am - 4:30pm

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm 

3rd Day: 6am_2:30pm


July 14,15,16

Registration Deadline is July 7th 

1st Day: 8am - 4:30pm

2nd Day: 8am-4:30pm 

3rd Day: 6am_2:30pm



 **Class schedule and clinical rotation days and times can change without notice, please call or email for verification** 


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

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