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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Nursing Assistant Program

  • Experience the passion of providing quality patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Perform personal care procedures including taking vital signs, transferring patients, and providing therapeutic treatments.
  • Practice health care techniques in a clinical environment using effective patient communication.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for state nursing assistant and direct care worker examinations.

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites:

  • This program is for students committed to a career in direct patient care.
  • Students must possess a Social Security Number with no criminal record.
  • Students must obtain CPR/first aid certification, pass a drug test, and background check prior to completing clinicals.

    Related Career Pathways

    • Nursing Assistant
    • Registered Nurse
    • Family and General Practitioner
    • Health Services Administrator
    • Home Health Aide
    • Hospice Nurse
    • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Obstetrician and Gynecologist
    • Pediatrician
    • Personal and Home Care Aide
    • Physician Assistant
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • Surgeon

    Awards and Recognitions

    • 1st Place - Home Health Aid Competition, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2016
    • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2016
    • 1st and 2nd Place - HOSA State Qualifying Home Health Aide Exam, 2016
    • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
    • 5th Place - Nursing Assistant Competition, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012
    • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012
    • 2nd Place - Prepared Public Speaking Competition, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011
    • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011
    • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona and National HOSA Conferences, 2010
    • 5th Place - Home Health Aide Competition, Arizona HOSA, 2010
    • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona and National HOSA Conferences, 2009
    • 3rd Place - Nursing Assistant Competition, Arizona HOSA, 2009

    Dual Enrollment Program of Study College Credit Available

    Through a Program of Study articulation agreement with Central Arizona College, students in the nursing assistant class are eligible to earn free college credit. The college defines entrance requirements which students must meet before the college will grant credit. Students are responsible for meeting those requirements and completing a separate college admission process.

    NursingCAC Credits Available to Nursing Assistant Students