Northwest Indian College has added a new program this fall – nursing assistant certification.
One of the college’s main goals is to help students find quality jobs, some of which may require short-term training programs. The nursing assistant certificate program, which takes a quarter to complete, is only the first of several health-care programs planned for the tribal college.
Students in the program have access to a mock hospital room, allowing them to practice skills on a manikin.
The next round of classes will start with spring quarter in April.
The school also plans to offer public continuing education classes for caregivers who need to update their credentials.