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Arizona CNA Classes

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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On-Campus & Online CNA Schools

Other AZ Schools with CNA Programs

Eastern Arizona College
615 N Stadium Ave
Thatcher, Arizona 85552
Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, Arizona 85392
Fountain Hills High School
16100 East Palisades Boulevard
Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268
Fred G. Acosta Job Corps
901 South Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85719
Gateway Community College
108 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Gila Community College
8274 Six Shooter Canyon Rd.
Globe, Arizona 85502
Gila County Community College
201 North Mud Springs Road
Payson, Arizona 85541
Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85302
Good Samaritan Society
1030 Scott Drive
Prescott, Arizona 86301
Hamilton High School
3700 S Arizona Ave.
Chandler, Arizona 85248
Horizon Health Care Institute
555 East Wilcox Drive
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
Joint Technical Education District
8727 E. 22nd St.
Tucson, Arizona 85710
Joint Technical Education District
2855 West Master Pieces Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85741
K's Training & Learning Center, LLC
8751 N 51st Ave
Glendale, Arizona 85302
Kachina Point Healthcare & Rehab Center
505 Jacks Canyon Road
Sedona, Arizona 86351
Kofa High School
3100 South Avenue A
Yuma, Arizona 85364
Lake Hills Inn
2781 Osborn Drive
Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406
LAM and Associates School of Nursing Assistants
8900 N. Central
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
Life Care Center at South Mountain
8008 South Jesse Owens Parkway
Phoenix, Arizona 85042
Medstar Academy
14100 N 83rd Ave #230
Peoria, Arizona 85381
Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85202
Metro Tech High School
1900 W. Thomas Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85015
Mingus Union High School
1801 E. Fir Street
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
Mohave Community College
3400 Highway 95
Bullhead City, Arizona 86442
Mohave Community College
480 South Central
Colorado City, Arizona 86021
Mountain View Care Center
1313 West Magee Road
Tucson, Arizona 85704
Northland Pioneer College
103 N. First Ave
Holbrook, Arizona 86025
Page High School
434 Lake Powell Blvd.
Page, Arizona 86040
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Paradise Valley High School
3950 E. Bell Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85032


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