Becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant and finding CNA classes in Arizona is relatively easy. You need to first have your high school diploma or your GED. It is possible to take some of the courses while in high school and credit it toward your certification.
In order to take the certification exam for CNA classes in Arizona you must first complete 120 hours of training. This is generally 80 hours of classroom training and 40 hours of hands on clinical training. You will be taught anatomy, physiology, first aid, infection control, medical terms, and basic nursing practices. This training can be found at community colleges, vocational and technical schools and generally takes up to 12 weeks. You will need to prove that you are negative for TB and have had all the proper immunizations. You must be in good health to attend CNA classes in Arizona and have proof from a doctor.
Once you complete the course you will need to apply to take the exam and submit fingerprints for background checks. If your fingerprints come back positive for a criminal history you will have to undergo an investigation. This could take anywhere from 4 to 6 months.
Some available CNA courses in Arizona, schools where you can take the Certified Nurse Assistant course:
- Arizona Medical Training Institute
1530 N. Country Club Drive, Suite 11
Mesa, AZ 85201
- Banner Thunderbird Medical Center – Greenway High School (only High School Students) Glendale, AZ
- Gila Community College/Eastern Arizona College
- Mohave Community College
Fort Mojave, AZ
- International Institute of the Americas
- Yavapai Community College
14100 N 83rd Ave #230
Peoria AZ 85381
CNA classes in Arizona are rated in the top 10% in the USA.