NAC Training

Are you compassionate and loving to others? Do you have a heart for service and giving back to your family, friends, peers and your community? If so, consider a rewarding career as a nursing assistant at CHCC in Lynden.

Working as a nursing assistant can bring purpose and meaning to each day. You can end each day knowing you’ve made a difference in the life of an older adult and their family.

Nursing assistants are respected, appreciated and in demand! As the population ages, the value of nursing assistants (also known as Nursing Assistants-Certified or Certified Nursing Assistants) only grows. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts booming job growth for NACs through at least 2024. The predicted 17-percent growth rate for nursing assistants far surpasses the national average of 7 percent.

Not only is there a great need for nursing assistants, but the process of becoming an NAC is fast and we have a talented and experienced instructor to help you succeed.

You can apply online anytime for our seven-week training session. Just click the button and add the words “NAC Training” in the Position Applied For box.

Our next class starts on March 26, 2018. Apply online anytime to be considered.

CHCC’s nursing assistant training program is recognized as one of the best in the State of Washington.

Some certified nursing assistants go on to become LPNs and RNs, or they enter other healthcare fields like physical therapy or radiology tech. They like that they can get patient care experience at CHCC while continuing their studies at Whatcom Community College, Bellingham Technical College or Western Washington University.

Christian Health Care Center is recognized by the Washington State Department of Health as a top performing training program for nursing assistants. Several times throughout the year we present educational classes specifically for those wanting to work on our North Whatcom County health care campus.

There is no cost to you! CHCC pays all class-related expenses (instructor fee, books, testing and application fees, etc. – a $1,000+ value).NAC grads - Nov. 2016

Topics covered during our seven-week NAC training program include the roles and responsibilities of nursing assistants, resident’s rights, patient care techniques, infection control, observation and reporting skills, addressing mental health challenges, HIV/AIDS prevention, using modern technology to record medical records, and much more.


  • Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 include program introduction, training and orientation (7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.).
  • Weeks 5 & 6 clinicals (6 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Week 7 includes two practice days and one day of testing (7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.).

Nearly all graduates are immediately hired to work full-time at CHCC! As a student in our NAC training class, you will receive priority consideration for nursing assistant jobs that are available when you earn your certificate.*

Thank you for considering a rewarding nursing career at Christian Health Care Center. Our training and experience, combined with your friendly attitude and compassionate heart, are what make this facility stand out from the rest. We look forward to hearing from you!

* Employment opportunities are based on staffing needs at the end of the class.