CNA classes in WashingtonEnrollment is now open for CNA classes in Washington. In as few as 6 weeks, you can start a stable, rewarding career in healthcare by completing any program accredited by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

CNA Classes in Washington – Now Accepting Students

The following programs in Washington State are currently accepting new nurse aide candidates for the upcoming semester.

NameCityTypeGraduation Rate
Green River Community CollegeAuburn2-year, Public36%
Bellevue CollegeBellevue4-year, primarily associate’s, Public24%
Bellingham Technical CollegeBellingham2-year, Public42%
Olympic CollegeBremerton4-year, primarily associate’s, Public22%
Centralia CollegeCentralia4-year, primarily associate’s, Public41%
Highline Community CollegeDes Moines2-year, Public32%
Everett Community CollegeEverett2-year, Public26%
Lake Washington Institute of TechnologyKirkland4-year, primarily associate’s, Public20%
Clover Park Technical CollegeLakewood2-year, Public36%
Pierce College at Fort SteilacoomLakewood2-year, Public20%
Lower Columbia CollegeLongview2-year, Public30%
Edmonds Community CollegeLynnwood2-year, Public27%
Big Bend Community CollegeMoses Lake2-year, Public33%
South Puget Sound Community CollegeOlympia2-year, Public29%
Columbia Basin CollegePasco4-year, primarily associate’s, Public26%
Peninsula CollegePort Angeles4-year, primarily associate’s, Public28%
Pierce College at PuyallupPuyallup2-year, Public20%
Renton Technical CollegeRenton2-year, Public61%
Seattle Community College-North CampusSeattle4-year, primarily associate’s, Public25%
Seattle Community College-South CampusSeattle4-year, primarily associate’s, Public29%
Shoreline Community CollegeShoreline2-year, Public26%
Bates Technical CollegeTacoma2-year, Public65%
Tacoma Community CollegeTacoma2-year, Public27%
Clark CollegeVancouver2-year, Public24%
Walla Walla Community CollegeWalla Walla2-year, Public37%
Wenatchee Valley CollegeWenatchee2-year, Public27%
Yakima Valley Community CollegeYakima2-year, Public25%

What is the Outlook for Certified Nursing Aides in Washington?

The outlook for new nursing aide positions continues to improve as demand rises through 2020. Current projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identify the CNA profession as being well above the average for all occupations in the state.

State20102020Job Openings*Percent Change

*Reflects Projected Year Job Openings Source: Employment Security Department Projections The 2012 median salary for Certified Nursing Assistants, as reported by O*Net, is also strong for professions not requiring a college degree.

Pay TypeBottom 10%25%Median75%Top 10%

Source: Employment Security Department Wages

What Do I Need to Do to Become a Nursing Assistant – Certified in WA?

Earning your certification and becoming eligible to work in Washington State requires students to first complete the following three steps:

  1. Pass a course approved by the aforementioned Department of Social and Health Services
  2. Successfully pass the Washington CNA exam from Pearson within 24 months of completing your training program
  3. Become listed in the Washington Nurse Aide Registry

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