Enrollment 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.
|Green River Community College||Auburn||2-year, Public||36%|
|Bellevue College||Bellevue||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||24%|
|Bellingham Technical College||Bellingham||2-year, Public||42%|
|Olympic College||Bremerton||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||22%|
|Centralia College||Centralia||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||41%|
|Highline Community College||Des Moines||2-year, Public||32%|
|Everett Community College||Everett||2-year, Public||26%|
|Lake Washington Institute of Technology||Kirkland||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||20%|
|Clover Park Technical College||Lakewood||2-year, Public||36%|
|Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom||Lakewood||2-year, Public||20%|
|Lower Columbia College||Longview||2-year, Public||30%|
|Edmonds Community College||Lynnwood||2-year, Public||27%|
|Big Bend Community College||Moses Lake||2-year, Public||33%|
|South Puget Sound Community College||Olympia||2-year, Public||29%|
|Columbia Basin College||Pasco||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||26%|
|Peninsula College||Port Angeles||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||28%|
|Pierce College at Puyallup||Puyallup||2-year, Public||20%|
|Renton Technical College||Renton||2-year, Public||61%|
|Seattle Community College-North Campus||Seattle||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||25%|
|Seattle Community College-South Campus||Seattle||4-year, primarily associate’s, Public||29%|
|Shoreline Community College||Shoreline||2-year, Public||26%|
|Bates Technical College||Tacoma||2-year, Public||65%|
|Tacoma Community College||Tacoma||2-year, Public||27%|
|Clark College||Vancouver||2-year, Public||24%|
|Walla Walla Community College||Walla Walla||2-year, Public||37%|
|Wenatchee Valley College||Wenatchee||2-year, Public||27%|
|Yakima Valley Community College||Yakima||2-year, Public||25%|
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.
|State||2010||2020||Job 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 Type||Bottom 10%||25%||Median||75%||Top 10%|
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:
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