nursing assistant

Nursing Assistants enjoy solid job security and frequently work a flexible schedule working in long-term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, and in the home. Certified Nursing Assistants(CNAs) also support doctors and nurses in direct patient care, diagnostic procedures and patient care treatments.

The curriculum includes a broad range of subjects, including, but not limited to, infection control, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, personal care skills, and basic nursing skills. Direct patient care training & instruction is facilitated in the classroom, lab and clinical settings.

At the end of the course, students are prepared to take the Arizona Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant Examination. 

Note: This class and certification is a prerequisite for the Practical Nursing program.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proof of immunizations
  • CPR for Health Care Providers certification
  • Social Security Card, Proof of Citizenship and Government Issued Photo ID
  • Prior to clinical rotation, a drug test is required

Length of Program

170 clock hours including clinical (10-12 weeks)

Monday through Thursday
Call an adviser at 480-461-4013 for dates and times.

Funding Opportunities
Scholarships and interest-free payment plans available

Average Starting Salary Range
$11.46 to $15.97 per hour
*Pay may vary due to the shift worked, previous work experience and employer salary pay range

Career Pathways
Certified Nursing Assistant, Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse

Occupational Profile

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Licensure Information 

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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