The Nursing Assistant program prepares the student to take the state examination to become a certified or licensed nursing assistant (CNA, LNA), whose main role is to work under the supervision of nurses to provide high-quality care to patients. The skills learned as a Nursing Assistant can prepare the student for a long-term career in the nursing field.

The faculty and staff include the Director of Allied Health, a RN Program Supervisor, Clinical Facilitators, a Lab Coordinator, and a full-time Administrative Assistant. The program also employs local practicing nurses educated at the MSN and BSN levels as part-time clinical faculty. Students completing our program are eligible for licensing through the Arizona State Board of Nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

The opportunities in nursing practice are more exciting and diverse than ever before. A variety of career and professional options await our graduates. The program also fosters academic partnerships providing graduates with a variety of options to pursue degrees in Nursing.

Approval and Accreditation

The Program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W. Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-771-7800
www.azbn.gov

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Nursing Assistant

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  Rev. 09/2019

Due Date(s)

  • Nursing Assistant Program
  • Spring 2022
  • Due by October 28, 2021, by 4:30 pm
Contact

nursing.assistant@azwestern.edu

928-344-7552

LR 224

Nursing Assistant Program - 1 Semester

5 Credit course (Fall/Spring have 2 - 8-week sessions and 1 - 16-week session. Summer session has 1 - 8-week session)

Prepares the learner for taking the state examination to become a nursing assistant and work in health care settings.

Those applying to the Nursing Assistant Program will need to provide documentation of their eligibility for MAT 121.

Students: We recently made changes to our application process effective immediately.  Please read the new Admission Information and Application form on the Program Documents tab above.

Program Costs

Nursing Assistant Program Costs Estimate

  • Tuition: $450.00 (Resident status - $90/credit)
  • Lab Fee: $250.00 (Include the state certification test fee.)
  • Uniform: $40 Wine-colored scrubs + $10- $15 program patch to be purchased at the AWC bookstore
  • White or Black shoes: $40
  • Textbook and workbook: $120
  • Health& Safety Requirements:
    • CPR Card: $35
    • Fingerprint Clearance Card: $73
    • Tuberculosis Screening: $10 - $20
    • Drug Test: $38
  • Equipment:
    • Gait Belt: $8 - $20
    • Watch-indicating seconds: $20

Program Documents

Nursing Assistant Program Documents

Application Documents File
Admission Information and Application Download
Fingerprint Clearance Cards Download
Program Cost Download
Nursing Assistant Student Guide Download
Nursing Assistant Curriculum Download

Career Overview and Job Outlook

Nursing Assistant

The program prepares the student to take the state examination to become a certified or licensed nursing assistant (CNA, LNA), whose main role is to work under the supervision of nurses to provide high-quality care to patients. The skills learned as a Nursing Assistant can prepare the student for a long-term career in the nursing field.

Being a nursing assistant offers many rewards, challenges, and opportunities. Nursing assistants work in nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, hospice, correctional institutions, clinics, and other settings.

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an increasing demand in nursing assistants secondary to the growth rate of the elderly population over the next decade. The average annual salary for certified nursing assistants is $25,000 to $37,000 with the median being that of $33,500.

Contact Information

nursing.assistant@azwestern.edu
(928) 344-7552
LR-224
 

* Please note: Admission requirements for all programs include a criminal background check and drug test.

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 317-6049
Fax: (928) 317-6119
Location: LR-209
Hours:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am-12:00pm

  • Monday - Thursday: 1:00pm-4:30pm