MEDPREP offers a nursing
assistant-certification preparatory program of no less than 85 training
hours of coverage in theory, skills practice labs and clinical
internship at a healthcare facility to assist the student to become
successful when taking the Washington State written and manual testing
to become a Nursing Assistant-Certified.
Upon registration an assessment is given to each student to evaluate
their ability to read, write & comprehend the English language.
Class time and skills practice labs will be held for no less than 40
hours at the school location and the clinical internship of 52 hours of
which 40 hours will be completed at an affiliated healthcare center.
Open enrollment is available throughout the year. The student must plan
on attendance to all training hours as well as participate in topic
discussions, demonstrations, and be able to
re-demonstrate all testable skills in basic resident care.
Student achievement is evaluated by use of written testing
including a comprehensive final. A minimum of 70 percent is required to
pass and the student must be able to demonstrate all of the
state-testable practical skills to complete the program successfully.
Retesting is allowed as well as additional attendance to lectures,
skills demonstrations, and skills practice labs as either the program
director feels necessary or the student requests to assist each student
in achieving success and the goal of testing for licensing to become a
The Training Center
Located at 1830 Broadway, Everett, Washington,
98201 that includes a welcoming foyer with guest seating and table for
completing paperwork as well as a large classroom, flat screen
television, overhead projection, multiple videos, and three complete
patient care areas including semi-electrical beds, over-the-bed tables,
nightstands, privacy curtains and all necessary supplies to care for
patients with hoyer lifts and wheelchairs at the foot of each bed. There
are also examination tables used by students for state testable skills
practice as well as a mini-kitchen with refrigerator and microwave. All
areas are secured by use of surveillance cameras and a rear exit for
There are multiple sinks in the school and portable equipment for
student use including a resident commode, dirty personal care item rack,
and a doctor's balance-weight scale. Additional personal care item
supplies including bed linens and bathing supplies are in covered &
zippered storage shelving.
Student Records & Duplicating Fee's
Student records are archived at the end of
each year and duplicating can be done at time of request. All archives
are also placed on a CD for storage for fifty years in compliance with
Washington State requirements.
Any retrieval from archives for a student will be done in a timely
manner but staff can take up to thirty days in accordance to work and
training schedule. All duplicating will incur a duplicating charge.
The school is licensed under Chapter 28C.10.
Inquiries or complaints regarding this private vocational school may be
made to the Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board, located
at 128 Tenth Ave. SW, Olympia, WA. 98504-3105, or by calling (425)
The nursing assistant training manual has been approved by the WTECB,
the Department of Health-Nursing Commission (DOH), and the Department of
Social & Health Services (DSHS).
Ms. Pat Stickles, RN, is the sole proprietor
and opened MEDPREP in 2001. Her background includes but is not limited
to: psychiatric, rehabilitative, acute & long-term care nursing. Pat
worked as a Regional Training Director for a national healthcare
organization in the Seattle, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Kirkland to
Edmonds area and had a training site in Northgate where she provided
education to nine nursing homes. She has been an education consultant to
several local nursing homes, as well as an instructor at the local
college teaching Nursing 100 for almost five years. It was at this time
that she felt she could resign from that position to become their
competitor. So while providing a couple of additional quarters at the
college she opened the school and worked another full-time position. Pat
has also been the owner & test rater nurse for the current Washington
State testing company and has authored training manuals for medical
corporations and nursing homes. After twelve successful years at MEDPREP
she has trained over 5,000 students who are now quality care providers
as nursing assistants, LPN's & RN's in our community.