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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, Krystal Ramos , at 509.574.7824