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Science & Health

Nursing Assistant

Wondering if a career in nursing or healthcare is right for you? The Nursing Assistant program at Sno-Isle TECH 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. Having 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.

Meet the Instructor

Laura Jackson - nursing assistant program

Laura Jackson


Hello future Nursing Assistants!

Hi, I’m Laura Jackson, the Nursing Assistant instructor at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center! I always knew I wanted to combine compassion and my interest in the sciences for a career, so after high school I attained my Associate Degree in Nursing from Skagit Valley College. I began working as a nurse at a large teaching hospital in Seattle. While working, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington, Bothell.

I have been licensed for over twenty years as a Registered Nurse and have worked at a variety of hospitals in the Puget Sound area. I joined Sno-Isle TECH a few years ago as the assistant instructor in this Nursing Assistant class, supervising students in the healthcare setting for their required clinical hours. I love the opportunity Sno-Isle TECH provides students, and I am excited to now be in the classroom teacher role sharing my passion for high-quality care with the next generation of future healthcare professionals.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, two teenagers and my little dogs. I enjoy walking and jogging in the outdoor beauty of Snohomish County.