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Bridge NAC



Bridge NAC Program

Training Program Description:
The “Bridge” Nursing Assistant training program is a way for Home Care Aides-Certified (HCA-C) to become Nursing Assistant-Certified (NAC). The Bridge is a small specialized course that caps out at 10 students & runs once a month, alternating between our 2 locations. This 24 hour course divided into three days: 8 hours of classroom, 8 hours of skills lab, and 8 hours of clinical. The focus of the Bridge is to provide the skills and knowledge needed to become a NAC that is not included in HCA-C training.

Certificate Achieved:
After passing the Bridge program, students receive a certificate of completion. Students are then eligible to take the state competency test to become Nursing Assistant Certified.

Prerequisite:
Active Home Care Aid Certification (HCA-C)

Requirements:

Please note: all required documentation must be submitted to Sunrise no later than noon one week before the first day of class in order to attend the desired session. Students that do not complete required documentation by the deadline & prerequisites for the course will be dropped from class and must pay 50% current enrollment fees before rescheduling to another open session within 6 months of the original class. Requirements include: 

  • Current CPR Certification
  • 2 Negative TB tests, TB Blood Test, or Chest X-Ray results that is less than 1 year old from class
  • Criminal History Background check that is less than 1 year old
  • Flu vaccine (if in season)
  • Completed Forms (Training Coordinator will provide you)
  • Uniform of Solid colored scrubs and closed-toe shoes
  • Blood pressure Cuff*
  • Stethoscope*
  • Gait Belt*
  • Advised: Second hand watch
    * You may purchase these materials through Sunrise or provide your own for class

Please contact the office to receive a training packet which outlines all requirements and includes required forms if you do not see it available for download online. 

Jobs & Careers:
Program graduates work as NAC in extended care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and home health agencies. Others work in residential care facilities, halfway houses, homes for the elderly or disabled, or in private households.

Employment Outlook:
Employment of NAC is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations in response to an emphasis on rehabilitation and the long-term care needs of a rapidly aging population. The Bridge alternative program will provide continued opportunity for recruitment and career advancement in nursing.

Program Costs:
Tuition = $350
Required Textbook & Workbook = $50 (+$20 for shipping if not picking-up)
Bridge HCA-C Additional Information Booklet = free (+$10 for shipping if not picking-up)
BP Cuff and Stethoscope = $25 (or bring your own)
Gait Belt = $15 (or bring your own)

Application & Registration:
Applicants are offered enrollment in the NAC Bridge Training Program on a space available basis. Any student interested in enrolling should contact and submit all requirements to:

Everett:
NAC Bridge Training Program
7003 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203
425-212-4210
enrollment@sunriseemail.com

Mt. Vernon:
NAC Bridge Training Program
1908 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
360-755-3801
enrollment@sunriseemail.com



Additional Information

  • Bridge Text Book, NA Candidate Handbook, and Bridge HCA-C Additional Information Booklet must be read in-full prior to class.
  • Required Homework is due day 1 of class
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  • Students need to be ready to take/pass written exam based off textbook on day 1 of class
  • Longman’s Dictionary of the American English is the only dictionary allowed during testing
  • Students should be aware artificial nails are not allowed at the clinical site
  • This class requires 14+ days notice to first day of class to cancel with a refund for cost of course.
  • Reschedule fee of $100 is required to move sessions for any reason due to the small capacity of this specialized program.
  • Students that are dropped from class for failure to complete required documentation/prerequisites for class by hard deadline must pay 50% current enrollment fees before rescheduling to an open session within 6 months of the original class. 
  • Students need to wear their scrubs, and bring all books/supplies to all 3 days of class

  • CLASS TIMES:

    Day 1:  8:30am-5:00pm

    Day 2:  8:30am-5:00pm

    Day 3 (at clinical site): 6:15am-3pm

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