The Alternative “Bridge” Program is a three-day, 24-hour education program for the Home Care Aid Certified. This course builds on the 75-hours of education the Home Care Aid has already completed and teaches the student the remaining standards of practice and competencies needed to become a Nursing Assistant Certified.

Students spend approximately 8 hours in the classroom, 8 hours in a practice lab and 8 hours at a Skilled Nursing Facility executing their skills in the clinical experience.


Tuition is $400.00 and includes the registration fee ($100.00), all course materials, criminal background check, school uniform and ID badge.

Students will need a full set of scrubs but can wear their own. Students are responsible to pay their state licensing fee and state exam fee to obtain their Nursing

Assistant Certified.


Students must be able to read, write, understand and speak the English language
Students must hold a high school diploma or GED
Students must be physically able to perform the duties of the Nursing Assistant. These duties include and are not limited to: lifting, moving, and transporting of patients.
Students must have a 75-Hour Home Care Aid Certificate.
Students must have a HIV/AIDS certificate that satisfies the Washington State DOH’s 7-hour licensing requirement, CPR/First Aid Certification (these classes will be offered by New Chapters prior to each class start date).
Students must pass a background check prior to the class start date and are required to have a negative 2-Step TB skin test within the last 12 months or provide a negative chest x-ray.

For complete details about the CNA Bridge program, please read our School Catalog