About the Class
Wondering if a career in nursing or healthcare is right for you? The Nursing Assistant program at Sno-Isle is a perfect opportunity to explore the many career opportunities in the healthcare profession! The Nursing Assistant course provides a comprehensive overview of the science and skills necessary to begin a career in many different healthcare professions. In this fast-paced course, you will have the opportunity to gain critical knowledge and practice hands-on patient care skills. Later in the year, students provide care to patients in a nursing facility setting during their clinical internship experience.
By successfully completing the course, students qualify to take the state nursing assistant certification exam. A Certified Nursing Assistant credential opens many doors in the healthcare field. Nursing Assistants are immediately employable after passing the certification exam. Nursing Assistant experience often provides an advantage to students applying to LPN or RN college programs. Students can also earn 10 college credits at Everett Community College or 17 credits at Edmonds Community College via the Dual Credit programs.
This is a Washington State Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Training Program, recognized by the Washington State Nursing Commission.
All health class students need to declare proof of insurance for internships.
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Biology and Health classes.
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Meet the instructor
Gwen Pilon comes to Sno-Isle TECH with 17 years of experience in healthcare. As a registered nurse, she has worked in pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, pediatric and adult clinics, urgent care, telephone consulting, camp nursing, staff education, home health and hospice.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Trinity Western University and a Masters degree in Nursing from the University of Washington Bothell.
She is passionate about empowering others with information and investing in the future of healthcare.