For those looking to enter into a reliable steady career path, healthcare jobs are frequently in-demand. Certified Nursing Assistants/Aides (CNAs) are a great entry-level option. CNAs help registered and practical nurses with many patient care tasks, including answering call lights, preparing patient rooms, and helping to feed and dress patients. In the state of Washington, CNAs earn a mean salary of $32,130 annually, per the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many CNAs also go on to eventually become registered nurses or practical nurses, making it a great avenue for those who may want to experience job growth.

Choosing the Best CNA Programs in Washington

To begin a rewarding career as a CNA, completing a state-approved training program is the first step. These programs are generally cost effective and quick to complete, making them great alternatives to associate's or bachelor's degrees, especially for those who want to begin working as soon as possible. For more information on program enrollment requirements, visit our CNA Training Programs Admissions page. Those researching CNA schools should take the following into account to select the best possible option.

  • Program Length: Some programs take just 3-4 weeks to complete, while others may take a semester or more. Most programs will also offer part-time or full-time options to accommodate busy students. The curriculum will include a classroom portion as well as labs and other hands-on clinical learning.
  • Program Cost: Cost is a defining factor for most prospective students. CNA program costs will inevitably fluctuate depending on the school that offers them, so students should research a few to get a true price range. Keep in mind that in addition to tuition, students will also typically need to cover the cost of books, fees, uniforms, and more. The CNA program through Northwest NAC Training, for example, will run students around $970 in tuition, not including approximately $215 in additional expenses.
  • Board Approved Programs: It is crucial to choose a program that is state-approved, as each state mandates the program guidelines to become a CNA. This will ensure that grads are eligible to take the certification examination and be placed on Washington's CNA registry. To learn more, check out the CNA certification requirements for Washington.
  • Online/In-Person Options: Some schools may offer online courses as part of the CNA program. This is advantageous for students who have busy schedules or may live in more rural parts of Washington. Any required labs and hands-on clinical experiences, however, will still need to be taken in-person. For those who prefer the interactive environment of classroom learning, traditional campus-based CNA programs are still the norm.

2023 List of CNA Classes in Washington

To get a feel for the CNA curriculum in Washington, see our list of classes and courses available in the state:

Aberdeen, WA

1620 Edward P Smith Dr
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 532-9020

Auburn, WA

CNA Programs
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 833-9111

Bellevue, WA

CNA Programs
3000 Landerholm Cir SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 564-1000

Bellingham, WA

CNA Programs
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 752-7000

CNA Programs
237 W Kellogg Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
(360) 383-3000

Burien, WA

CNA Programs
148 SW 153rd St #201
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 387-5858

Centralia, WA

600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-9391

Des Moines, WA

2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 878-3710

CNA Programs
1122 S 216th St
Des Moines, WA 98198
(206) 631-4400

Everett, WA

CNA Programs
2000 Tower St
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 388-9100

CNA Programs
1830 Broadway
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 257-9888

Federal Way, WA

CNA Programs
32105 1st Ave S b2
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 874-0516

CNA Programs
1707 S 341st Pl d
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 874-0174

Kennewick, WA

CNA Programs
418 N Kellogg St Suite D
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 820-3883

CNA Programs
404 N Conway St
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 783-4680

Kirkland, WA

CNA Programs
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
(425) 739-8100

Lakewood, WA

CNA Programs
4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 589-5800

9116 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 302-4967

Longview, WA

CNA Programs
5612 Ocean Beach Hwy Suite 112
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 644-3970

CNA Programs
1600 Maple St
Longview, WA 98632
(360) 442-2311

Lynnwood, WA

CNA Programs
20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 640-1459

Marysville, WA

CNA Programs
1410 7th St c2
Marysville, WA 98270
(425) 737-1605

Moses Lake, WA

CNA Programs
7662 Chanute St NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 793-2222

CNA Programs
6739 24th Ave NE Bldg 2402
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 762-5581

CNA Programs
6739 24th Ave NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
(509) 793-1663

Mt Vernon, WA

CNA Programs
2405 E College Way
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
(360) 416-7600

Napavine, WA

305 Linhart Ave NE
Napavine, WA 98565
(360) 748-3112

Olympia, WA

3773A Martin Way E #102
Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 584-9778

CNA Programs
2011 Mottman Rd SW
Olympia, WA 98512
(360) 596-5200

Othello, WA

CNA Programs
1215, 495 N 13th Ave
Othello, WA 99344
(509) 488-9609

Pasco, WA

CNA Programs
2600 N 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-0511

Port Angeles, WA

1502 E Lauridsen Blvd
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(360) 452-9277

Port Orchard, WA

CNA Programs
1950 Pottery Ave
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 373-8016

Renton, WA

CNA Programs
3000 NE 4th St
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 235-2352

Seattle, WA

CNA Programs
6951 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 838-4094

CNA Programs
9600 College Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 934-3600

1701 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 934-3800

6000 16th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98106
(206) 934-5300

Shelton, WA

CNA Programs
937 Alpine Way
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 432-5400

Shoreline, WA

CNA Programs
18336 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-1120

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-4101

Spokane, WA

CNA Programs
320 W Spofford Ave
Spokane, WA 99205
(509) 847-5202

CNA Programs
1810 N Greene St
Spokane, WA 99217
(509) 533-7000

Spokane Valley, WA

CNA Programs
11703 E Sprague Ave Suite C2
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
(509) 290-5489

Tacoma, WA

1101 S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7000

CNA Programs
6501 S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 566-5000

Tukwila, WA

CNA Programs
699 Strander Blvd
Tukwila, WA 98188
(206) 575-2010

Vancouver, WA

1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 699-6398

CNA Programs
9120 NE Vancouver Mall Loop #266
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 574-1535

CNA Programs
11606 NE 66th St #101
Vancouver, WA 98662
(360) 882-0101

Walla Walla, WA

CNA Programs
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
(509) 522-2500

Wenatchee, WA

1300 Fifth St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 682-6800

Woodland, WA

CNA Programs
1924 Belmont Loop
Woodland, WA 98674
(360) 546-0098

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