Learn more about the CNA life and get details about how to enroll in NextStep’s training-to-placement CNA program.
Understand practice lab requirements and scheduling.
Check your schedule early to plan in-person labs!
The lab schedule is designed so all of your practice labs can be completed in one weekend. Each lab is four hours long. Open labs provide time to practice skills you don't quite feel confident performing or to redo any skills you missed. Plan to attend at least one open lab block.
Preparation is key to practice lab success! Make sure you’ve finished all required skills in the app prior to your scheduled lab date and have reviewed the skills that you’ll be practicing in lab. Sign in to the app and go to the In-Person Practice Lab tab to review!
Lab 1 - Mahoney: Complete the Reposition and Move skill set
Lab 2 - Seacole: Complete the Basic Care Skills skill set
Lab 3 - Taylor: Complete the Personal Care skill set
Lab 4 - Staupers: Complete the Restorative Care skill set
Lab 5 - Barton: Complete the Special Procedures skill set
Lab 6 - Nightingale: Complete all remaining skill sets
Remember, look at your availability early on and work with your mentor to plan your lab schedule as soon as possible! It’s important to keep making progress on your skills. If you haven’t completed all the required skills before your scheduled lab date, you’ll have to reschedule — and labs book up fast! Our lab is located at 12832 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168. Don’t forget to plan your route and calculate travel time in order to arrive on time for each lab.