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CNA Classes in Arizona

CNA Classes in Arizona

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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Arizona CNA Resources

Arizona CNA Certification

Arizona CNA Certification Requirements

To get your CNA certificate in Arizona, you first need to complete the required course work and/ or training program. You will need to pass the Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. Applicants must then submit fingerprint cards. Licenses/certificates and will not be issued without the results of a state and federal background check coming back in good standing. As prescribed by federal law, the typical Arizona CNA certificate program lasts approximately 8 to 13 weeks to gain 75 accredited hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin training. After passing the Certified Nurse Assistant exam, you must be placed on the Arizona Nurse Aid Registry.

Required Hours for Arizona CNA Certification

In Arizona, you are required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of CNA course work and 100 hours of clinical rotation before challenging the state CNA licensing exam. The nurse aide classes typically last 2-6 months. Individual schools often have special requirements to begin the training program.

Arizona CNA Certification Prerequisites

In Arizona, CNA prerequisites include a current background check, two fingerprint cards, Photo ID, two photos (passport size). A negative TB test within the past 6 months and proof of immunizations will be required. You will also be required to show a high school diploma or GED.

Arizona CNA Licensing Resources

89 CNA Schools in Arizona

Central Arizona College

Estrella Mountain Community College

  • 3000 North Dysart Road Avondale, AZ 85392
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (623) 935-8000

Mohave Community College

  • 3400 Highway 95 Bullhead City, AZ 86442
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 758-3926

River Gardens Rehab & Care Center

  • 2150 Silver Creek Road Bullhead City, AZ 86442
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 763-8700

Verde Vista Rehab and Care Center

  • 86 West Salt Mine Road Camp Verde, AZ 86322
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 567-5253

Basha High School

  • 5990 South Val Vista Drive Chandler, AZ 85249
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 224-2100

Chandler High School

  • 350 N Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85225
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 812-7720

Hamilton High School

  • 3700 S Arizona Ave. Chandler, AZ 85248
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 883-5020

Mohave Community College

  • 480 South Central Colorado City, AZ 86021
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 875-2799

Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT)

  • 1789 W. Coolidge Avenue Coolidge, AZ 85128
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 423-1944

Mingus Union High School

  • 1801 E. Fir Street Cottonwood, AZ 86326
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 634-7531

Coconino Community College

College America Flagstaff

  • 3012 East Route 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86004
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 774-1934

Fountain Hills High School

  • 16100 East Palisades Boulevard Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 664-5500

Perry High School

  • 1919 E Queen Creek Gilbert, AZ 85297
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 224-2800

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center

  • 5555 W. Thunderbird Road Glendale, AZ 85306
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 865-5555

Cactus High School

  • 6330 West Greenway Road Glendale, AZ 85306
    Programs: CNA
    (623) 412-5000

Deer Valley High School

  • 18424 N 51st Ave Glendale, AZ 85308
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 467-6700

Glendale Community College

  • 6000 West Olive Avenue Glendale, AZ 85302
    Programs: CNA
    (623) 845-3333

K’s Training & Learning Center, LLC

  • 8751 N 51st Ave Glendale, AZ 85302
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 350-5154

Gila Community College

  • 8274 Six Shooter Canyon Rd. Globe, AZ 85502
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 425-8481

Northland Pioneer College

  • 103 N. First Ave Holbrook, AZ 86025
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 524-7600

The Lingenfelter Center

  • 1099 Sunrise Ave. Kingman, AZ 86401
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 718-4852

Lake Hills Inn

Arizona Medical Training Institute

  • 1530 North Country Club Drive #11 Mesa, AZ 85201
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 835-7679

Banner Baywood Medical Center

  • 6644 E. Baywood Ave. Mesa, AZ 85206
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 321-2000

CNA Arizona

  • 801 S. Power, Suite 203 Mesa, AZ 85208
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 388-7897

East Valley Institute of Technology

  • 1601 W Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 461-4000

East Valley Institute of Technology

  • 6625 South Power Road Mesa, AZ 85212
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 308-4600

Mesa Community College

  • 1833 West Southern Avenue Mesa, AZ 85202
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (480) 461-7000

Pima Medical Institute

Sun Valley High School

  • 1143 South Lindsay Road Mesa, AZ 85204
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 497-4800

Pierson Vocational High School

  • 451 N. Arroyo Blvd. Nogales, AZ 85621
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 287-0915

Coconino Community College

  • 475 South Lake Powell Boulevard Page, AZ 86040
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 645-3987

Page High School

  • 434 Lake Powell Blvd. Page, AZ 86040
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 608-4138

Arizona Western College

  • 601 West 11th Street Parker, AZ 85344
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 669-2029

Gila County Community College

  • 201 North Mud Springs Road Payson, AZ 85541
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 468-8039

Payson Care Center

  • 107 East Lone Pine Drive Payson, AZ 85541
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 474-6896

Centennial High School

  • 14388 N 79th Ave. Peoria, AZ 85381
    Programs: CNA
    (623) 412-4400

Medstar Academy

  • 14100 N 83rd Ave #230 Peoria, AZ 85381
    Programs: CNA
    (623) 773-9000

Sun Grove Village Care Center

  • 20625 North Lake Pleasant Rd. Peoria, AZ 85382
    Programs: CNA
    (623) 566-0642

Sunrise Mountain High School

  • 21200 North 83rd Avenue Peoria, AZ 85382
    Programs: CNA
    (623) 487-5131

Accord Healthcare Institute

  • 6049 North 43rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85019
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 714-3439

Alhambra High School

  • 3839 West Camelback Road Phoenix, AZ 85019
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 764-6022

Brookline College

  • 2445 W. Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85021
    Programs: CNA, Phlebotomy
    (602) 242-6265

Cactus Wren Training Program, LLC

  • 10640 N. 28th Dr., Ste. C107 Phoenix, AZ 85029
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 633-2730

College America Phoenix

  • 9801 N Metro Pkwy E Phoenix, AZ 85051
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 257-7522

Desert Winds Training Institute

  • Phoenix, AZ
    Programs: CNA
    602-240-5900

Gateway Community College

LAM and Associates School of Nursing Assistants

  • 8900 N. Central Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 290-3162

Life Care Center at South Mountain

  • 8008 South Jesse Owens Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85042
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 243-2780

Metro Tech High School

  • 1900 W. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85015
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 764-8008

Paradise Valley Community College

  • 18401 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 787-6500

Paradise Valley High School

  • 3950 E. Bell Road Phoenix, AZ 85032
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 449-7000

Phoenix College

  • 1202 W. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85013
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 285-7800

Phoenix Job Corps Center

  • 518 South 3rd Street Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 254-5921

Providence Training Institute

  • 4810 N. Black Canyon Hwy. #101 Phoenix, AZ 85017
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 606-8879

Star Canyon School of Nursing

  • 8900 N Central Ave., Ste 105 Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Programs: CNA
    (602) 943-1337

Thunderbird High School

  • 1750 W. Thunderbird Road Phoenix, AZ 85023
    Programs: CNA
    (623) 915-8900

Arizona Pioneer’s Home

  • 300 South McCormick Street Prescott, AZ 86303
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 445-2181

Good Samaritan Society

  • 1030 Scott Drive Prescott, AZ 86301
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 778-2450

Yavapai College

Bradshaw Mountain High School West

Yavapai Healthcare Academy

  • 7749 E. Florentine Road Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
    Programs: CNA
    928-775-0525

Rio Rico High School

  • 1374 W. Frontage Road Rio Rico, AZ 85648
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 375-8700

The Caring House

  • 510 S Ocotillo Dr. Sacaton, AZ 85147
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 562-7400

Adult Care Learning Systems, Inc.

  • 3225 N 75th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 634-7712

Saguaro High School

  • 6250 North 82nd Street Scottsdale, AZ 85250
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 484-7100

Scottsdale Community College

Kachina Point Healthcare & Rehab Center

  • 505 Jacks Canyon Road Sedona, AZ 86351
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 284-1000

Cochise College

  • 901 North Colombo Avenue Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 458-0262

Horizon Health Care Institute

  • 555 East Wilcox Drive Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 439-9551

SEVEN HealthCare Academy

  • 2405 East Southern Avenue Tempe, AZ 85282
    Programs: CNA
    (480) 557-9115

Eastern Arizona College

Caregiver Training Institute

  • 1940 E Silverlake Road, Suite 402 Tucson, AZ 85713
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 325-4870

Fred G. Acosta Job Corps

  • 901 South Campbell Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 792-3015

Joint Technical Education District

  • 2855 West Master Pieces Drive Tucson, AZ 85741
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 352-5833

Joint Technical Education District

  • 8727 E. 22nd St. Tucson, AZ 85710
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 209-2676

Mountain View Care Center

  • 1313 West Magee Road Tucson, AZ 85704
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 797-2600

Pima Community College

  • 2202 West Anklam Rd. Tucson, AZ 85709
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (520) 206-6600

Pima Community College

  • 5901 South Calle Santa Cruz Tucson, AZ 85709
    Programs: CNA
    (520) 206-5030

Tucson College

  • 5151 East Broadway Boulevard #155 Tucson, AZ 85711
    Programs: CNA
    (800) 915-1802

Tuscon Medical Center

  • 5301 E Grant Rd Tucson, AZ 85712
    Programs: CNA
    5203242438

Trendsetters CNA Academy

  • 12600 N.113 Ave. Youngtown, AZ 85363
    Programs: CNA
    (623) 583-2737

Arizona Western College

Kofa High School

  • 3100 South Avenue A Yuma, AZ 85364
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 502-5400

Regional Center for Border Health, Inc.

  • 3850 W. 16th St., Suite B Yuma, AZ 85364
    Programs: CNA
    (928) 783-0072