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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Nursing Assistant?

Our program will give you the knowledge and skills to succeed as a nursing assistant. If you want to get to work fast — and get real-world experience along the way — this program is a good choice. In just one quarter of classes and labs, you’ll learn all you need to know to pass your state certification exam. You’ll be ready to provide personal care, transport patients, take vital signs, make beds and much more. Plus, our relationships with local long-term care centers and service agencies mean you’ll get hands-on experience that will help you put what you’ve learned into practice. With patience, kindness and teamwork, being a nursing assistant can be very meaningful career path.

Careers in Nursing Assistant

A Cornerstone of Patient Care

As baby boomers age, the need for nursing assistants will only grow. As a nursing assistant, you’ll be a key part of the health care team. In fact, in many nursing homes and long-term care centers, you might be the caregiver who sees patients most often. You’ll help them stay clean and comfortable — and get around. You’ll also pass along their concerns to nurses, helping ensure that their voices are heard. Being a nursing assistant can be hard work, but it’s also rewarding. You’ll form important bonds with people who truly need you. If you are patient and energetic — and love to help people — this can be a great career.

Certificates & Degrees in Nursing Assistant

A Nursing Assistant Certificate is a fast track to jobs in nursing homes, long-term care centers, hospitals and home care. This 10-week program teaches you to provide basic nursing care supervised by a licensed caregiver. It prepares you to take the NNAAP Nurse Aide Exam.

You can even add on an extra certificate to expand the tasks a nurse can assign you.

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Nursing Assistant Program Details

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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