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CNA Training in Arizona

Free guide to CNA training classes in Arizona (AZ)

Take approved CNA courses to earn your Arizona CNA certification

Arizona Certified Nursing Assistant Careers

If you are interested in becoming a nursing assistant in Arizona, you will have more employment opportunities and higher pay if you are board certified. A career as a nursing assistant enables you to help patients with their daily activities. This is a non-medical position and is under the supervision of a nurse whether it is in the patient’s home or in an assisted living facility.

To become a certified nursing assistant, also known as a CNA, one must complete a CNA certified training program and pass the Arizona CNA Certification Exam. A training program can be completed in as little as six weeks.

Required Training for CNA in Arizona

The Arizona Board of Nursing also known as the AZBN, requires 120 hours of coursework taken through an approved program in addition to hands-on training consisting of 100 hours, prior to taking the state certification exam. The classroom work can vary depending upon the training program chosen, however the basics remain the same. The basic curriculum includes medical terminology, nursing fundamentals, human anatomy, controlling infections, medical ethics, patient rights and privacy, emergency care, and rehabilitation care. Hands-on training requires working with other CNAs and nurses at actual health care facilities.

There are over 100 CNA training programs in Arizona, including high schools, colleges and community centers. In general, a high school diploma or GED is required. You must score at least 75% on the written exam and on the practical exam 80% or more. The application for the state exam currently costs $50.

There are ways to possibly receive assistance with the costs of training, such as grants and job placement and/or training agencies. For more information contact the State Board of Nursing for Arizona and ask if they are collaborating with any programs that offer free training. Some large nursing homes or similar facilities may hold training at their facility and pay for the training, provided you work for them when the training is completed and you become certified.

Arizona CNA Salary Range

On average, the salary range for a CNA can be from $17,000 up to $30,000 a year, depending upon experience and region. The current state-wide average is $25,300 per year. Arizona has approximately 18,500 nurse aides, ranking 30th in the country and having the 23rd highest pay rates in the nation. Arizona has a large aging population and with longer anticipated life spans becoming a CNA in Arizona is a wise choice. The healthcare industry continues to grow and nursing assistants are in high demand.

If you are a certified nursing assistant from another state and have just moved to Arizona you can apply to the Nursing Aide Registry in Arizona for what is called “reciprocity”. As long as you can provide verification that you completed a state approved CNA certification program, are currently certified in another state, and have worked as a CNA recently. You would not need to take the Arizona exam or training if you are granted reciprocity. All CNA licenses need to be renewed every two years and must have worked a minimum of 160 hours within those two years.



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            CNA Classes in Arizona (AZ)

            Aristocare Home Health Services Nurse Aide Program – Tucson

            698 East Wetmore Road, Tucson, Arizona 85705

            Arizona Pioneer’s Home – Prescott

            300 South Mccormick Street, Prescott, Arizona 86303

            Arizona Western College CNA Program – Parker

            1120 16th St., Parker, Arizona 85344

            Arizona Western College Nursing Assistant Program – La Paz Campus

            1120 16th Street, Parker, Arizona 85344

            Banner Thunderbird Medical Center Greenway High School – Glendale

            5555 West Thunderbird Road, Glendale, Arizona 85306

            Beatitudes Campus Nursing Assistant Class

            1616 West Glendale Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85021

            Bradshaw Mountain High School West CNA Course – Prescott Valley

            6000 East Long Look Dr., Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314

            Cactus High School CNA Program – Glendale

            6330 West Greenway Rd., Glendale, Arizona 85306

            Casa Grande Union High School Nurse Aide Training

            2730 North Trekell Rd., Casa Grande, Arizona 85222

            Catalina Magnet High School – Tucson

            3645 East Pima St., Tucson, Arizona 85716

            Centennial High School CNA Class – Peoria

            14388 North 79th Ave., Peoria, Arizona 85381

            Central Arizona College Nurse Aide Training – Aravaipa Campus

            80440 East Aravaipa Rd., Winkelman, Arizona 85292

            Central Arizona College Nurse Assistant Program – Signal Peak Campus

            8470 North Overfield Rd., Coolidge, Arizona 85228

            Chula Vista Care Center – Mesa

            60 South 58th Street, Mesa, Arizona 85206

            Citadel Care Center Nurse Aide Program – Mesa

            5121 East Broadway Rd., Mesa, Arizona 85206

            Cochise College CNA Class – Sierra Vista Campus

            901 North Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

            Cochise College Nurse Aide Training Program – Douglas Campus

            4190 West Highway 80, Douglas, Arizona 85607

            Cochise College Nursing Assistant Course – Benson Center

            1025 State Rt. 90, Benson, Arizona 85602

            Coconino Community College Nurse Aide Program – Page

            475 South Lake Powell Blvd., Page, Arizona 86040

            Coconino Community College Nurse Aide Training Program – Flagstaff

            2800 South Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

            Copper Mountain Inn – Globe

            1100 Monroe Street, Globe, Arizona 85501

            Deer Valley High School Nurse Aide Program – Glendale

            18424 North 51st Ave., Glendale, Arizona 85308

            Desert Highlands Care Center – Kingman

            1081 Kathleen Ave., Kingman, Arizona 86401

            Direct Caregiver Association – Green Valley, Nogales, Pima County Jted

            1940 East Silverlake Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85713

            East Mesa Care Center Nurse Aide Training

            51 South 48th Street, Mesa, Arizona 85206

            East Valley Institute Of Technology (Evit) – Mesa

            1601 West Main Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

            Eastern Arizona College – Thatcher Campus

            615 North Stadium Ave., Thatcher, Arizona 85552

            Emmanuel Nursing Assistant Training Program – Phoenix

            3003 West Northern Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85051

            Fred G. Acosta Job Corps CNA Class – Tucson

            901 South Campbell Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85719

            Gateway Community College CNA Course – Maricopa Skill Center

            1245 East Buckeye Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85034

            Gila Community College – Gila Pueblo Campus

            8274 Six Shooter Canyon Rd., Globe, Arizona 85502

            Gila Community College Nurse Aide Course – Payson Campus

            201 North Mud Springs Rd., Payson, Arizona 85547

            Gila River Indian Care Center Nurse Aide Course – Laveen

            8201 West Baseline Rd., Laveen, Arizona 85339

            Glendale Community College CNA Training Course

            1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, Ca 91205

            Globe High School Nurse Aide Training Course

            453 South Devereaux St., Globe, Arizona 85501

            Good Samaritan Society – Peoria Good Shepherd

            10323 West Olive Ave., Peoria, Arizona 85345

            Good Samaritan Society CNA Program – Prescott Valley

            3386 North Windsong Dr., Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314

            Good Samaritan Society Nurse Aide Training Program – Prescott Village

            1030 Scott Dr., Prescott, Arizona 86301

            Good Samaritan Society Quiburi Mission – Benson

            850 South Us Hwy 80, Benson, Arizona 85602

            Grace Healthcare Of Phoenix Nurse Aide Program

            4202 North 20th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85015

            Grace Institute, Inc. CNA Training Course – Phoenix

            6201 North 35th Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85017

            Havasu Nursing Center CNA Class

            3576 Kearsage Drive, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406

            Horizon Health Care Institute – Sierra Vista

            555 East Wilcox Dr., Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635

            Infinia At Camp Verde Nurse Aide Training Course

            15 East Highway 260, Camp Verde, Arizona 86322

            International Institute Of The Americas CNA Class – Phoenix

            6049 North 43rd Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85019

            Kachina Point Healthcare And Rehab – Sedona

            505 Jacks Canyon Road, Sedona, Arizona 86351

            La Canada Care Center CNA Training Program – Tucson

            7970 North La Canada Dr., Tucson, Arizona 85704

            La Colina Health Care Nurse Aide Training – Tucson

            2900 East Milber Street, Tucson, Arizona 85714

            Lake Hills Inn Nursing Assistant Class – Lake Havasu City

            2781 Osborn Dr., Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406

            Lam And Associates School Of Nursing Assistants – Phoenix

            8900 North Central, Phoenix, Arizona 85020

            Life Care Center At South Mountain – Phoenix

            8008 South Jesse Owens Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona 85040

            Life Care Center Of North Glendale Nurse Aide Course

            13620 North 55th Ave., Glendale, Arizona 85304

            Lingenfelter Center CNA Course – Kingman

            3131 Western Ave., Kingman, Arizona 86401

            Medical Services Company Nursing Assistant Course – Scottsdale

            15720 North Greenway-Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

            Mesa Community College CNA Training Program

            1833 West Southern Ave., Mesa, Arizona 85202

            Metro Tech – Phoenix

            1900 West Thomas Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85015

            Miami High School CNA Training Program

            4739 Ragus Rd., Miami, Arizona 85539

            Mingus Union High School CNA Program – Cottonwood

            1801 East Fir, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326

            Mohave Community College At River Valley High School

            2250 East Laguna Rd., Mohave Valley, Arizona 86440

            Mohave Community College Nurse Aide Training Course – Bullhead City

            3400 Highway 95, Bullhead City, Arizona 86442

            Mountain View Care Center Nurse Aide Training Program – Tucson

            1313 West Magee Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85704

            Mountain View Manor CNA Class – Prescott

            1045 Sandretto Dr., Prescott, Arizona 86305

            Northern Cochise Nursing Home – Willcox

            901 West Rex Allen Dr., Willcox, Arizona 85643

            Northland Pioneer College Nurse Aide Course – Holbrook

            P.O. Box 610, Holbrook, Arizona 86025

            Page High School CNA Course

            434 South Lake Powell, Page, Arizona 86040

            Palm View Rehab And Care Center CNA Program – Yuma

            2222 South Avenue A, Yuma, Arizona 85364

            Paradise Valley Community College CNA Class – Phoenix

            18401 North 32nd St., Phoenix, Arizona 85032

            Paradise Valley High School CNA Class – Phoenix

            3950 East Bell Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85032

            Payson Care Center Nursing Assistant Course

            107 East Lone Pine Dr., Payson, Arizona 85541

            Phoenix Job Corps Center

            518 South 3rd St., Phoenix, Arizona 85004

            Pima Community College Ctd Nurse Aide Training Program – Desert Vista

            5901 South Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, Arizona 85709

            Pima Community College West Campus CNA Course

            2202 West Anklam Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85709

            Pima Medical Institute Nurse Aide Training Course – Mesa

            957 South Dobson Rd., Mesa, Arizona 85202

            Posada Del Sol Healthcare Center CNA Course- Tucson

            2250 North Craycroft Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85712

            Precision High School Nurse Aide Training – Phoenix

            3906 East Broadway Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85040

            Regional Center For Border Health, Inc. – Somerton

            214 West Main St., Somerton, Arizona 85350

            Rio Salado College – Tempe

            2323 West 14th St., Tempe, Arizona 85281

            Rsaa Training Institute Nurse Aide Course – Mesa

            1530 North Country Club Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85201

            Saguaro High School Nursing Assistant Course – Scottsdale

            6250 North 82nd St., Scottsdale, Arizona 85250

            Scottsdale Community College CNA Training Course

            9000 East Chaparral Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85256

            Seven Healthcare Academy Nurse Aide Training Course – Tempe

            2435 East Southern Ave., Tempe, Arizona 85282

            Shadow Mountain Nurse Aide Training Program – Scottsdale

            8780 East Mckellips Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

            Southwest Skill Center – Estrella Mountain Community College

            3000 North Dysart Rd., Avondale, Arizona 85392

            Star Canyon School Of Nursing CNA Training Program – Phoenix

            8900 North Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona 85020

            Sun Grove Village Care Center – Peoria

            20625 North Lake Pleasant Drive, Peoria, Arizona 85382

            Sunnyside High School Nurse Assistant Program – Tucson

            1725 East Bilby Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85706

            Sunrise Mountain High School CNA Training Program – Peoria

            21200 North 83rd Ave., Peoria, Arizona 85382

            Superstition Mountain Campus CNA Training Program – Apache Junction

            273 East Old West Hwy., Apache Junction, Arizona 85219

            The Following Nurse Aide Programs Are Offered For High School Students Only

            The Peaks CNA Training Course – Flagstaff

            3150 North Winding Brook Rd., Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

            The River Gardens Rehab And Care Center – Bullhead City

            2150 Silver Creek Rd., Bullhead City, Arizona 86442

            Thunderbird High School Nursing Assistant Program – Phoenix

            1750 West Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85023

            Trendsetters CNA Academy – Youngtown

            11200 West Wisconsin Ave., Youngtown, Arizona 85363

            Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation

            P.O. Box 600, Tuba City, Arizona 86045

            Tucson Medical Center CNA Program For High School

            5301 East Grant Rd., Tucson, Arizona 85712

            Tucson Medical Center Healthcare Nurse Aide Course

            5301 East Grant Road, Tucson, Arizona 85712

            Valley Health Care – Tucson

            5545 East Lee St., Tucson, Arizona 85712

            Yavapai Community College – Verde Valley Campus

            601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, Arizona 86324

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            Arizona CNA Programs

            See our list of available CNA programs throughout Arizona. The CNA course list includes several approved CNA training programs, but is not exhaustive and there may be additional programs available as well. Many nursing homes offer qualified CNA programs for individuals seeking employment at that particular nursing facility. We try to keep our listings as updated as possible, but we recommend that students verify current program offerings with each CNA school directly before enrolling.

            How to Become a CNA in Arizona

            To become a Certified Nursing Assistant in Arizona you must complete the necessary steps to obtain certification from the Arizona state board of nursing. The first step is to find and complete an approved CNA training program. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) requires all CNA programs to include a minimum of 75 hours of instruction. Individual states might require additional training beyond the national minimum. Most programs take about 6-12 weeks to finish. The average cost of a CNA training course is between $400 – $800. The second step is to take the Arizona CNA certification exam and achieve a passing score. The third and final step is to register with the Arizona Nurse Aide Registry as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

            Arizona CNA Certification Requirements

            – complete state approved CNA training program
            – pass both parts of competency evaluation (written & skills)
            – pass competency test within 24 months of completion of training

            Arizona CNA Resources

            Arizona Board of Nursing
            Arizona Nurse Aide Registry

            Nurse Aide Employment Outlook 2010-2011
            National Association of Health Care Assistants
            National Network of Career Nursing Assistants