Winter 2014-15 Classes (Registration Begins Nov. 24), Spring 2015 Classes (Registration Begins Feb. 19) 

Practical Nursing Students

Registration for continuing education classes is done by mail, online or over the phone using a MasterCard or Visa by calling 253.680.7402.

Continuing Education classes are self-supported; therefore, Bates will cancel a class if there are too few participants enrolled to cover the cost of the class. If your withdrawal notification is given at least one business day prior to the first day of class, or the class is canceled, you will receive a 100 percent refund. Bates reserves the right to cancel, reschedule class times and/or dates, or change instructors. We will notify you only if class is canceled.

Winter 2014-15 Classes (Registration Begins Nov. 24), Spring 2015 Class (Registration Begins Feb. 19)

First Aid and CPR Training

This six-hour course meets Labor and Industry specifications and the licensing requirements of the Department of Social and Health Services. CPR is offered from 8-11 a.m., and First Aid is offered from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. All First Aid/CPR training is held at Bates' South Campus. First Aid only (Item# 7521) $45, CPR only (Item# 7520) $45, or both First Aid and CPR for $55. Healthcare Provider is $60 and is from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • 7501, BSC-E101B, Sat, 12/13 Canceled
  • 7502, BSC-E101B, Sat, 1/10
  • 7503, BSC-E103, Wed, 1/21
  • 7510, BSC-E101A, Sat, 2/7, Healthcare Provider Canceled
  • 7504, BSC-E102,Wed, 2/25 Canceled

Spring Schedule (Registration Starts Feb. 19)

  • 7501, BSC-E101B, Sat, 3/14
  • 7502, BSC-E101B, Sat, 4/25
  • 7503, BSC-E101B, 5/16
  • 7510, BSC-E103, Wed, 5/27, Healthcare Provider

LPN Self-Study Refresher, PNRS 121

This class is for LPNs who hold an inactive or lapsed LPN license for three or more years, and who must complete an approved refresher program before receiving an active LPN license for the state. 
4012, Arranged, 14 cr., $1,515.46 

Required Textbooks:
Foundations of Nursing, 6th Ed. (ISBN: 9780323057325)
Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 6th Ed. (ISBN: 9780323057288)
Nurses Drug Guide published within two years (choose from Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses, Mosby's Nursing Drug Reference, Lippincott's Nursing Drug Guide or Saunders Drug Guide)

Nursing Assistant Program, CTNA 101

The Nursing Assistant Program (NAP) course prepares students for employment as a nursing assistant under the supervision of professional licensed nurses. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the Washington state written and manual skills examination before becoming a Nursing Assistant-Certified. Current immunizations and health insurance are required. A Washington State Patrol background check will be completed (included in tuition and non-refundable). Tuition is $1005.28; textbooks are approximately $45; clinical supplies are $120; and a student ID is $10. To register, contact Dan Eberle at 253-680-7010 or

Required Textbooks:
The Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics, by Hartman Publishing, Inc, 4th Ed. (ISBN: 9781604250503)
Workbook for the Nursing Assistant Care Workbook, by Hartman Publishing, Inc, 4th Ed. (ISBN: 9781604250510)

190A, BDC-E209, 3/3-5/21, T, Th, 7:30 a.m.-Noon, 8 cr., $1005.28
Clinical Portion: May 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2-10 p.m.

190B, BDC-E209, 3/3-5/21, M, T, Th, F, 12:30-3:30 p.m., 8 cr., $1005.28
Clinical Portion: May8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 2-10 p.m.


HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens, PNRS 112 (Infectious Disease Prevention)
This course meets Washington State Department of Health objectives for the four- and seven-hour HIV/Bloodborne Pathogens education requirement for credentialed healthcare providers and non-credentialed healthcare facility employees. 

Spring Schedule (Registration Starts February 19)

4140, BDC-E209, M, W, 3/11-3/18, 6:30-9 p.m., 1 cr., $60

Phlebotomy Program, PNURS 292

This program is set up to meet the State of Washington Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist License requirements. It also meets the needs for student so take the NHA national certification exam. The course includes HIV/AIDS training, basic Anatomy and Physiology, medical terminology, how to avoid preanalytical errors, and how to be successful in collecting blood samples. You will learn how to collect blood samples using all of the tools currently being used in the Laboratory industry. You will collect blood samples from fellow students as well allowing fellow students to collect blood from you to help everyone in class to meet the objectives in the class. You will learn how to process samples to get them ready for analysis. You will learn how to deal with age specific needs of patients, customer service, special collections, and non-blood samples. This is the prerequisite to the Advance Phlebotomy Program. Limited to 25 participants. Text is approximately $120. No prerequisite.

Required Textbooks:
Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th Ed. (ISBN: 9781605476377)
Student Workbook for Phlebotomy Essentials, 5th Ed. (ISBN: 9781608311194)

Spring Schedule (Registration Starts February 19)
4243, BDC-E215, M, W, 3/9-6/1, 6:30-9 p.m., 3 cr., $515 Class is full
4244, BDC-E215, T, Th, 3/10-5/28, 6:30-9 p.m., 3 cr., $515 Class is full

Summer Schedule (Registration Starts May 21)

4243, BDC-E209, M, W, 6/8-8/12, 6:30-9 p.m., 3 cr., $515
4244, BDC-E209, T, Th, 6/9-8/13, 6:30-9 p.m., 3 cr., $515

Advanced Phlebotomy Program, PNURS 293
Take vitals, perform EKGs, and participate in 120 hours of externship (20 hours per week) in the fourth through ninth weeks of class. Health insurance, proof of Hepatitis B shots, influenza vaccine, proof of MMR or immunity, proof of two-step TB Skin Test in last 6 months, proof of Varicella Zoster immunity and proof of Tdap in the last 10 years are required. A Washington State Patrol background check will be completed (included in tuition and non-refundable). Results from a national criminal background check are also required (at an additional cost). A link to complete this check can be found at A urine drug screen may also be required (not included in tuition). The drug screen will also include nicotine testing. Prerequisite: Bates Technical College Phlebotomy Skills, Basic. Registration and packet must be submitted by February 25.

Spring Schedule (Registration Starts February 19)
4246, BDC-E215, Th, 3/12-5/28, 6-9 p.m., 7 cr., $885

NHA Phlebotomy Test, PNRS 095
Take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician. NHA is accredited through National Commission for Certifying Agencies. You must register and pay Bates. Online test scheduling is also required at www.nhanow.comPrerequisite: Bates Technical College Phlebotomy Skills, Basic.

Spring Schedule (Registration Starts February 19)

7610, BSC-E106, W, 3/11, 6-8:30 p.m., $150, last day to register 2/25