Bridge Programs

(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 a Valid Medical Assistant License from one of these accrediting bodies: AAMA, AMT, NHA, NCCT, CAAHEP, ABHES
  • 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:   

 WATCH Overview - Washington State Patrol  ($11)

  • 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 
  • Covid Vaccine Documentation
  • Royal Blue Scrubs
  • White Nursing Shoes
  • Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
  • Gait Belt
  • Watch with seconds
  •  (Please Note: If possible you can find your own Clinicals or  if you are working at a assisting living faciality you can get it signed off with a Charge Nurse.)  

Program Costs:

  • Tuition: $750
  • Registration fee: $60
  • Books: $50 (+tax)
  • (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
    • 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:   WATCH Overview - Washington State Patrol 
    • Provide documentation of a completed two step tuberculosis test. If the results are positive a chest x-ray result must be provided.
    • Covid Vaccine Documentation
    • Royal Blue Scrubs
    • White Nursing Shoes
    • Blood Pressure Cuff and Stethoscope
    • Gait Belt
    • Watch with seconds
    • (Please Note: If possible you can find your own Clinicals or  if you are working at a assisting living faciality you can get it signed off with a Charge Nurse.) 

Program Costs:

  • Tuition: $750
  • Registration fee: $60
  • Books: $50 (+tax)

Theory: October 5th    

Time: 8am-4:30pm    

Lab(In person): October 6th, 2023        

Time: 8am-4:30pm

 Clinical: October 13th (Could change depending on availability)

Theory: November 9th    

Time: 8am-4:30pm    

Lab(In person): November 10th, 2023        

Time: 8am-4:30pm

 Clinical: November 17th (Could change depending on availability)

Theory: December 14th    

Time: 8am-4:30pm    

Lab(In person): December 15th, 2023        

Time: 8am-4:30pm

 Clinical: December 22nd (Could change depending on availability)

Theory: January 25th    

Time: 8am-4:30pm    

Lab(In person): January 26th, 2024        

Time: 8am-4:30pm

 Clinical: February 2nd (Could change depending on availability)

Theory: February 28th    

Time: 8am-4:30pm    

Lab(In person): February 29th, 2024        

Time: 8am-4:30pm

 Clinical: March 7th (Could change depending on availability)

Call 253-252-3956 or Email [email protected] to enroll.  

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.