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Program Details: Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant program prepares individuals to perform routine nursing-related services to patients in hospitals or long-term care facilities under the training and supervision of a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse. The program includes instruction in infection control, communication and interpersonal skills, safety and emergency procedures, personal care skills, and basic nursing skills. Direct patient care training & instruction is facilitated in the classroom, lab, and clinical settings. 
Note: This class and certification is a prerequisite for the EVIT Practical Nurse program.

License or Certification Information: 


All nursing assistant applicants for certification must have legal presence in the United States, as defined in A.R.S. 32-1606 (B)(17), and will not be issued a nursing assistant certificate if they have one or more felony convictions and have not yet received an absolute discharge from the sentences for all felony convictions three or more years before the date of filing an application for certification. Applicants will be fingerprinted to permit the Department of Public Safety to obtain State and Federal criminal history information. All applications with a positive history or investigation may be ineligible for certification

Career Pathway: Certified Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant, Doctor
Occupational Profile:


Program Courses and Course Sequence:
  • Intro to Nursing Assistant - 2 Semesters - 3 credits (Optional)

  • Nursing Assistant I - 1 semester - 1.5 credits

  • Nursing Assistant II - 1 semester - 1.5 credits

Pre/Co Requisites:
  • 6 high school credits (required)
  • 2.0 GPA (recommended)
  • Proficiency in basic reading and math
  • Seniors only- successful completion of Intro to Nursing Assistant or 1 credit of Biology, or 1 credit of Anatomy and Physiology, or 1 credit of Chemistry 
Length of Program: 2-4 semesters
College Credit: College credit may be available
Technology Requirements: Computer access with Windows OS, Adobe Reader, webcam, microphone and anti-virus protection.
ADE Program Standards:
Supply Fees:
Year 1 - estimated supply fee $85
Year 2 - estimated supply fee $192
Adult Tuition* Blended Program:
Year 1 - $4,885.00
Year 2 - $4,885.00
*Adult Blended Program students have the option to skip Year 1)

*This program does not qualify for Federal Financial Aid. Affordable payment plans are available. This program is not approved under COE Accreditation and is not eligible for post-secondary credit.
Start Date End Date Days Times Campus
July 24, 2024 May 20, 2025

Monday- Friday, (daily)

8:00 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Main Campus, Power Campus
July 24, 2024 May 20, 2025

Monday- Friday (daily)

12:00 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Main Campus, Power Campus


Program Details

Nursing Assistant

Location: Main Campus & Power Campuses 

Monday through Friday

8:00 - 10:35 am
12:00 - 2:35 pm
See Calendar for EVIT school dates


Arizona State Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant License Certification