Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Bridge   

Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Bridge 



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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 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. Classes are held in both Everett and Mt Vernon training centers.

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.

Active Home Care Aid Certification (HCA-C)
(please note we are no longer offering this program for Medical Assistants)


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.

  • Current CPR Certification
  • Negative 2-step TB test,TB Blood Test, or Chest X-Ray that is less than 1 year old
  • 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

Additional Class Information:

  • Bridge Text Book, NA Candidate Handbook, and Bridge HCA-C Additional Information Booklet must be read in-full prior to class.
  • Required Workbook Homework is due day 1 of class
  • Students need to be ready to take 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 due to the small capacity of this specialized program.

Jobs & Careers: 
Program graduates work as NA-C 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 = $30 (+$10 if shipped)
Required Workbook = $20 (+$10 if shipped)
Bridge HCA-C Additional Information Booklet = free (+$10 if shipped)

Subtotal with books picked up = $400

BP Cuff and Stethoscope = $25
Gait Belt = $15
Total if all materials needed & picked-up = $440

Payment Method: 
Cash, Debit/Credit Cards, Money Orders, PayPal. No Checks Please. Enroll Now

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

NAC Bridge Training Program
7003 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203

Mt. Vernon: 
NAC Bridge Training Program
1908 Riverside Dr
Mount Vernon, WA 98273