Nursing Assistant Certified

An I-BEST Program

Get the training and support to succeed!

Shoreline Community College is offering an exciting new I-BEST NAC curriculum with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Our program uses the most effective learning strategies to prepare students to pass the State Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam. Tuition funding is available for low income students.

Contact Eve Sternberg at 206-546-6930 to see if this program is right for you.

Our students distinguish themselves

“The feedback I'm getting from employers is they're looking for our students. They want to come here and introduce themselves...”

Ernie Arik, RN, former NAC Instructor

This certificate program prepares students for entry into one of the highest demand positions in the healthcare field. Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) work with registered nurses and LPNs in hospitals, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Who Should Apply?

  • Nursing Assistants work closely with patients. Apply if you like helping people.
  • You will be assessed for basic reading and math skills. A high school diploma is not required. English language learners should complete Level 4.
  • All applicants must pass a criminal background check.

Get started

  1. For questions about the NAC program or I-BEST at Shoreline, contact the NAC Program Specialist Eve Sternberg, 206-546-6930,
  2. Check this page soon to see when the next two quarter I-BEST NAC class will start at Shoreline Community College!
Contact Us

NAC Program Director
Laura Nicholson, RN, MN


Phone 206-546-4584
Office Room 2332

I-BEST Specialist
Eve Sternberg

Email esternberg@
Phone 206-546-6930
Office Room 5101

Class Times

First quarter (Jan. 9 - March 24) Second quarter (April 3-June 16)
Wednesdays & Thursdays,
7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays,
7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Clinicals: From May 31-June 15 with
longer Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
schedules to accommodate 8 hour shifts.

Preparation for the State's nursing assistant exam

This course is designed to help students prepare for the Washington State exam for Nursing Assistants as well as prepare them for the workforce. The class is split into three parts that include: 1) theory 2) skills and 3) clinical experience. Clinical work is done offsite at a residential care facility where students use the skills learned in the lab and class.