Practical Nursing

The Green River Community College Practical Nursing Program is a four-quarter program beginning each fall quarter and concluding at the end of summer quarter. Program capacity is 30 to 40 students, which is determined by available faculty.

It is recommended that the prospective applicant attend a general nursing information session sponsored by the Career and Advising Center. Call (253) 833-9111 ext. 2641 for dates, times and locations. Students working toward applying in the Practical Nursing Program should meet with the Practical Nursing Advisor by contacting ext. 2641 for an appointment after attending the information session.

Nurse Assistant

A nurse assistant is one who completes an educational program and can be eligible to take an exam. Once the exam is passed the nurse assistant becomes a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). The CNA will provide activities of daily living such as, teeth and mouth care, eating, bathing, dressing, walking, and assisting someone out of bed and into a chair for the healthcare client. The CNA will assist the healthcare client with memory/physical exercises to maintain their level of ability. They may seek and receive employment in assisted living facilities, long term care facilities, home care, adult care centers.

This one-quarter program typically meets Monday through Thursday evening with the possibility of day clinicals. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Once the program is full, there will be a waitlist for that quarter. Students on the waitlist that are not admitted into the program will need to reapply for the following quarter.