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Seattle Central CC NAC Program

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by EmRo42 EmRo42 (New Member) New Member

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I am choosing an NAC program in Seattle to take this summer and am deciding between two: NATI in Shoreline, and Seattle Central Community College's program. I was set on taking the course at NATI because it is a bit cheaper than SCCC and a week or two shorter.

Then SCCC added an evening NAC course so I am considering taking it there because the location is much better for me(driving from downtown to Shoreline at 5PM does not sound fun!).

I haven't been able to find any reviews of the NAC program at SCCC though. Has anyone taken it or heard anything about it? How are the instructors? How are the classes? I am also trying to decide whether to take an additional pre-req for my BSN while taking the NAC class. Do NAC courses usually have homework other than reading, or is it all hands on & lectures during class?

Thanks!

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Just wanted to post an update since I have answered most of my own questions! I decided on NATI's weekend course in Shoreline (Friday, Saturday, Sunday 6-10pm). The classes aren't actually every day of every weekend. Sometimes classes are just Friday or just Sat/Sun.

While SCCC has really awesome and brand new facilities for their labs (and a view of the sound!) The cost $1600+ and the hours spent in class (20hrs per week) were both too much compared to NATI (less than $800 and about 16 hrs or less per week).

The space at NATI is nice as well (just not AS nice or new as SCCC) and the teachers so far are great and have a variety of experience in nursing. We scheduled our clinicals on the second day of class. I am doing mine on a Fri, Sat, Sun, and the following Fri, Sat; all 8 hour shifts in downtown Seattle. This is definitely doable while taking two intense summer courses!

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nursefemme is a ADN and works as a Pediatric Home Care.

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Consider yourself lucky you didn't do the CNA program at SCC. I did it three years ago and it's a waste of the summer. Unless you need financial aid to pay for it, go anywhere else.

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