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Nursing assistant residency

The Nursing Assistant Certified Residency is a 6-week program approved by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) as a certified training program. The participant will receive 4 weeks of paid in-classroom lecture and hands on skill building, 2 weeks of clinical rotation plus 1-day of a written and skills pre-testing day in preparation for the Washington state written and skills test. This program prepares the participant to sit for the state board exam which includes a written test and skills test.

While the student is awaiting a test date and licensure, they will be utilized by the hospital in the following ways:

  • Assist licensed healthcare staff in a variety of ways in the patient care setting, taking direction from staff RNs, LPNs, Nurse Managers and other leaders.
  • Transports patients to and from service and treatment areas using wheelchairs or moveable beds.
  • Provides observation and minimal assistance with a constant focus on safety in the medical and suicidal patient population.

If you have questions about Memorial's Residency Program, please feel free to call the assigned recruiter, Sydne Morman, at 509.574.5992