Nursing Assistant / CNA Training Programs in Arizona

To become a CNA in Arizona, completion of a 120 hour Arizona State Board of Nursing approved nursing assistant program is required prior to sitting for the certification exam. Community colleges, nursing facilities and independent companies offer nursing assistant training programs that are approved by the State Board of Nursing and can be found along with their contact information below. High school students can start taking cna classes while still in high school to work toward the state board of nursing education requirements, however many employers will require applicants be at least 18 years of age. Approved high school programs are also listed below.

Certified Nursing Assistants or CNAs work under the supervision of licensed nurses in Arizona. CNAs provide basic direct patient care in a variety of settings including, hospice, long term care facilities, assisted living homes, in-home care, hospitals and in other similar facilities.

In general, CNA classes will cover such topics as utilizing the proper infection control practices, medical terminology, CPR, basic clinical nursing skills and other related topics. CNA programs usually will take less than twelve weeks to complete and certification by exam can be scheduled soon after completion of a program.

This means that within a relatively minimal amount of time one can be entering the exciting and rapidly growing field of health care as a certified nursing assistant. CNAs in Arizona earn an average annual salary of between $17,200 and $30,600.

You may also be interested in the Medical Assistant programs in Arizona. Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing career fields in Arizona. Learn about the career, education requirements and salary information by following the above link.

Arizona State Board of Nursing Approved Nursing Assistant Programs - Colleges

Arizona Western College
Yuma, AZ
PH: 928-344-7554

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center – Greenway High School (only High School Students)
Glendale, AZ
PH: 623-915-8500

Central Arizona College
Apache Junction, AZ
PH: 480-288-4017

Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT)
Coolidge, AZ
PH: 520-423-2991

Cochise College
Douglas, AZ
PH: 520-515-5471

Coconino Community College
Flagstaff, AZ
PH: 928-527-1222

Coconino Community College
Page, AZ
PH: 928-645-3987

East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT)
Mesa, AZ
PH: 480-461-4105

EVIT Adult Evening NA Training Program
Mesa, AZ
PH: 480-461-4094

Eastern Arizona College
Thatcher, AZ
PH: 928-428-8396

GateWay Community College
Phoenix, AZ
PH: 602-286-8531

Gila Community College/Eastern Arizona College
Globe, AZ
PH: 520-428-3151

Gila Community College/Eastern Arizona College
Payson, AZ
PH: 520-474-2224

International Institute of the Americas
Phoenix, AZ
PH: 623-463-6811

Mesa Community College
Mesa, AZ
PH: 480-461-7106

Metro Tech
Phoenix, AZ
PH: 602-764-8000

Mohave Community College
Bullhead City, AZ
PH: 928-505-3378

Mohave Community College
Fort Mojave, AZ
PH: 928-768-2300

Northland Pioneer College
Holbrook, AZ
PH: 928-532-6133

Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix, AZ
PH: 602-787-7284

Paradise Valley Community College - VAMC
Phoenix, AZ
PH: 602-787-7284

Phoenix Job Corps Center
Phoenix, AZ
PH: 602-254-5921

Pima Community College CTD – Desert Vista
Tucson, AZ
PH: 520-206-5140

Pima Community College West Campus
Tucson, AZ
PH: 520-206-6661

Pima Medical Institute
Mesa, AZ
PH: 480-644-0267

Rio Salado College
Tempe, AZ
PH: 480-517-8000

Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ
PH: 480-423-6000

SouthWest Skill Center
Avondale, AZ
PH: 623-535-2700

Tucson College
Tucson, AZ
PH: 520-296-3261

Yavapai Community College
Prescott, AZ
PH: 928-776-2247

(Source: Arizona State Board of Nursing, high school, facility and independent programs are not listed)

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