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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.

Program Highlights

  • First Year Program - Training on CPR, OSHA, Career Guidance, and Direct Care Worker
  • Second Year Program - Training on Licensed Nursing Assistant

Entrance Requirements


  • 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

    • 3rd Place - Home Health Aide Contest, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2017
    • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2017

    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.