Nursing Assistant

Nursing Assistant

Program Detail

Students interested in any nursing program are required to attend an Advising & Information session which provides in-depth information, enrollment guidance, and academic advising on this program. Only students who attend an Advising & Information session may meet with a Nursing Advisor one on one. Please visit the Nursing website above for more information about these sessions.

This program is part of the Nursing Department.

If you’re the type of person who has a deep passion for helping others and the desire for a meaningful and rewarding position in health care, consider becoming a Nursing Assistant.

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will assist people with their everyday health care needs. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), you will help your patients practice activities of daily living, provide bedside care, and perform basic nursing procedures. CNAs work with the young and old alike, in nursing homes, hospitals, adult day health centers, assisted living facilities, and patients’ homes.

Completion of the program prepares students for certification as a Nursing Assistant. Certification requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Career Profile

Quick Stats

Types of Employers
Hospitals
Heath Care Clinics
Urgent Care
Long Term Care
Home Healthcare Services

As with registered nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants continue to be in high demand. Nursing skills are in far greater demand as a result of the new federal health care legislation. More and more, nursing is taking place outside the hospital setting as efficiency efforts drive more routine care into the home.

Certified Nursing Assistants:

  • Work under the supervision of a registered nurse
  • Work in long term care, hospitals, adult day health centers, assisted living facilities, patients’ homes
  • May work days, nights, weekends, or holidays

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Nurse Assisting Course List

Nursing Advising & Information Sessions

Students interested in this program are required to attend an Advising & Information session which provides in-depth information, enrollment guidance, and academic advising on the Nursing program. Only students who attend an Advising & Information session may meet with a Nursing Advisor one on one. Please visit the Nursing website for more information about these sessions.