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Arizona CNA Programs

Arizona CNA Training

For some people, it can be very difficult to provide for themselves and their families working in a dead end job that pays a small amount of money to work long hours. In order to make more money, these individuals should pursue an education that will make it possible for them to compete in today's crowded job market.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the demand for certified nursing assistants is expected to grow much faster than the national average for all occupations over the next ten years. This means there will almost be a twenty percent increase in the number of positions available for those that have completed Arizona CNA Classes.

When a person is struggling just to make ends meet, he or she may not want to make an investment in more schooling. The main thing for these people to consider is that this investment can pay off by providing not only a more lucrative career than they could have otherwise pursed, but also a more fulfilling one.

With the increased demand of an older generation, hospitals are struggling to keep up with the number of people that need treatment. Certified nursing assistants can provide aide to doctors and nurses, by performing simple health assessment tasks.

Becoming a CNA in Arizona

In order to take the CNA examination and become certified to work as CNA in Arizona, an individual must complete and submit a nursing assistant certification application. Then the prospective CNA must pass both the written and manual exams. The next step is a fingerprint test, to determine whether the applicant has a criminal history. If convictions are found, there will be an investigation which can take anywhere from 4 to 6 months.

A nurse must show one of the following in order to take the examination:

  • A copy of the "certificate of completion" received from a nursing assistant training program that has been approved by the Arizona Board of Nursing.
  • Proof that the applicant has completed either a 120 or 75 hour nursing assistant program which has been approved by another state or territory, and proof that he or she worked at least 45 hours as a nursing assistant.
  • Proof that the applicant has graduated from an RN or LPN program that is approved by the state of Arizona or holds a valid RN/LPN license, or meets educational requirements for RN/LPN licensure in Arizona. An applicant meeting this criterion would take only the written exam.

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Other AZ Schools with CNA Programs

Accord Healthcare Institute
6049 North 43rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Adult Care Learning Systems, Inc.
3225 N 75th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Alhambra High School
3839 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85019
Arizona Medical Training Institute
1530 North Country Club Drive #11
Mesa, AZ 85201
Arizona Pioneer's Home
300 South McCormick Street
Prescott, AZ 86303
Arizona Western College
601 West 11th Street
Parker, AZ 85344
Arizona Western College
2020 S. Avenue 8E
Yuma, AZ 85365
Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E. Baywood Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206
Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
Basha High School
5990 South Val Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85249
Bradshaw Mountain High School West
6000 Longlook Rd.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Brookline College
2445 W. Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Cactus High School
6330 West Greenway Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
Cactus Wren Training Program, LLC
10640 N. 28th Dr., Ste. C107
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Caregiver Training Institute
1940 E Silverlake Road, Suite 402
Tucson, AZ 85713
Centennial High School
14388 N 79th Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85381
Central Arizona College
273 Old West Highway
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT)
1789 W. Coolidge Avenue
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Chandler High School
350 N Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225
CNA Arizona
801 S. Power, Suite 203
Mesa, AZ 85208
Cochise College
901 North Colombo Avenue
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Coconino Community College
2800 S. Lone Tree Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Coconino Community College
475 South Lake Powell Boulevard
Page, AZ 86040
College America Flagstaff
3012 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
College America Phoenix
9801 N Metro Pkwy E
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Deer Valley High School
18424 N 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ 85308
East Valley Institute of Technology
1601 W Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
East Valley Institute of Technology
6625 South Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85212

Arizona CNA Resources on

Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 North 7th Street, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3653
Phone: (602) 889-5150
Fax: (602) 889-5155

Arizona Nurses Association