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NAC (Nursing Assistant, Certified) Programs

Nursing students are often required to obtain their nursing assistant credentials as part of their training and experience. In order to help our students identify those community colleges and technical institutes who offer this license in Washington State, we have provided the following list.
Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham
Big Bend community College, Moses Lake
Centralia Community College, Centralia
Clark Community College, Vancouver
Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood
Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco
Edmonds Community College, Edmonds
Everett Community College, Everett
Grays Harbor Community College, Aberdeen
Green River Community College, Auburn
Highline Community College, Des Moines
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
Lower Columbia Community College, Longview
Pierce College, Puyallup
Seattle Community Colleges, Seattle
Renton Technical College, Renton
Skagit Valley Community College, Mt. Vernon
South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia
Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla
Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee

PN (Practical Nursing) Programs

Practical nursing programs can usually be completed in one to one-and-a-half years. Graduates of these accredited programs (below) are eligible to sit for the Washington State Practical Nursing exam. Students must show proof of high school completion to sit for the exam. These links may be helpful to students who wish to gain further clinical experience or for students who wish to become an LPN before becoming an RN. Licensed graduates are qualified for employment as entry level staff in long-term care facilities, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home care agencies.
Bates Technical College, Tacoma
Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham
Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake
Centralia Community College, Centralia
Clover Park Technical College, Lakewood
Columbia Basin Community College, Pasco
Edmonds Community College, Edmonds
Grays Harbor Community College, Aberdeen
Green River Community College, Auburn
Heritage College, Toppenish
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland
Lower Columbia Community College, Longview
Seattle Community Colleges, Seattle
Olympic College, Bremerton
Renton Technical College, Renton
Skagit Valley Community College, Mt. Vernon
South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia
Spokane Community College, Spokane
Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla
Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee
Yakima Community College, Yakima