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Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center

Clinical Expectations: Medical Occupations


Nursing Assistant Certification Programs require a min. of 40 clinical hours in a long term care
setting as part of the DSHS/DOH curriculum. Students are required to have practiced in lab and
demonstrate competency in the lab prior to going to a clinical site.
Students have a list of skill competencies to complete before the end of the clinical rotation.
The nursing instructor signs off for each skill when competency is met. In order to sign the
clinical skills sheet, the instructor must feel comfortable with the students ability to provide the
care if they were not present. The demonstration of skills in a clinical setting is a requirement
for the State of Washington Certified Nursing Assistant program.
In the clinical setting, students provide direct care of residents. Students are placed in groups of
(2) and occasionally groups of (3). Each group begins by being assigned one resident to
provide all necessary care that the resident requires. Students are not allowed to physically
transfer a resident (stand and pivot or by use of a machine) who cannot move without
assistance, or provide peri-care (private/personal care when someone is unable to clean
themselves after using the bathroom and is often unable to control their bowel or bladder) on
their own without first demonstrating the care to their clinical instructor. Private/personal care of
both male and female are required as part of the curriculum as this level of care is an expected
nursing assistant job duty.
Once clinical has been successfully completed, students are then eligible to take their state
board exam and become certified. Employers view certification as competency in all basic care
Please feel free to contact either of us if further clarification or information is needed.

Mitzi Southard, RN



Course Syllabus

This course is College Dual Credit approved and articulated with Wenatchee Valley College (WVC) for 10 college credits. DSHS background checks will be completed prior to admission to any of the medical facilities.

The purpose of this course is to provide 11-12 grade students with an overview of the career options available in the healthcare field while receiving all the training necessary to become a licensed Certified Nursing Assistant. This license is a prerequisite to many nursing programs and will allow employment in nursing homes, assisted living, in-home care and hospital settings. 

Upcoming Events

October 4

Multilingual Parent Night

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

October 13
October 17

Interagency Meeting

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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