MA to CNA Bridge

Course Overview

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For Certified Medical Assistants

Are you a medical assistant looking to expand your skillset in healthcare? The CNA bridge may be exactly what you are looking for. Getting your CNA certification can open up previous job possibilities not currently available to you as a medical assistant. When you complete our MA to CNA Bridge program at Blossom Nursing Academy it will set you up to take the state exam to get your certification. 

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What is a bridge program?

At its core a bridge program are partnerships between universities that recognize previous experience in a field of study. These fields of study (ie: healthcare) have similar education training or background. This “bridge” allows a student to expand on their previous education and providing they pass the required exams and show technical prowess in their field then they will be granted extra certification. 

Course Schedule 

Upcoming Available Class Dates

Course Dates
October 3rd, 2022 – October 9th, 2022 (October 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, and 9th)
November 14th, 2022 – November 20th, 2022 (November 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, and 20th)

Course Requirements and Certificates

Awards CNA Certification
Mode of Study Full Time
Duration 5 Days (4 days of class and labs / 1 day of clinical)
Location Kent, Washington
Cost $825
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Admission Requirements

  • Proof of MA certificate of completion from an accredited college or school
  • Official School Transcript
  • Current CPR
  • 7 hour HIV training
  • Two step TB
  • Must pass DSHS and Washington State Criminal background check
  • Classes held at Kent School
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Required Course Topics

  • Roles and responsibilities of a Certified Nursing Assistant ( CNA )
  • Technical and personal skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Non-delegation diabetes
  • Good body mechanics
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Residents’ rights
  • Basic restorative care
  • Legal issues
  • Understanding long-term care
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Program Success Requirements

  • Good attendance
  • 100% class participation
  • Successful clinical completion
  • Passing score on state competency for certification test
  • 80% or higher score on ALL in class exams
  • NO lateness

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