Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) represent an essential part of the patient-care
team. In assisting the medical staff, CNAs provide physical care for patients and
emotional and spiritual support, truly making a difference in the lives of patients
and families. CNAs are also the eyes and ears of the clinical staff, observing their
patients carefully and ensuring the healthcare team knows of any changes.
You can start your path to a career as a registered nurse (RN) completing the first
two years of a bachelor degree in registered nursing (BSN) and earning our pre-nursing
associate degree. With a pre-nursing associate degree, you can apply to accredited
colleges and universities in Washington state where your pre-nursing associate degree
will transfer your credits, or the Edmonds College LPN program .
The Nursing Program prepares individuals to become Licensed Practical Nurses. The
program is designed for students who are currently working in healthcare. Students
will apply their theoretical knowledge during laboratory experiences on campus one
to two days per week and during clinical experiences caring for patients in long-term
care facilities, acute care hospitals, and community agencies.
Helping people thrive and have long and healthy lives is what you’re all about. There
are many careers in this industry—no matter which you choose, you can make an impact
and use your talents to help people.