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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