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.

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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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