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Nursing is a profession that draws on the most elemental way human beings can relate – by providing direct physical care to one another. Fortunately, for those interested in a career in nursing, there are many roles related to the nursing profession. One of these is the nursing assistant role.

Nursing assistants provide patients help with daily living and bedside care. In Arizona, nursing assistants must first complete an accredited training program before taking state certification exams to become licensed as a certified nursing assistant (CNA). Most of these programs are relatively short, ranging from several weeks to a few months in length. They are offered at a variety of institutions throughout the state, including Mesa Community College, Pima Medical Institute, and Brookline College. Moreover, free training to become a CNA is available at several institutions in Arizona.

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The median salary for nursing assistants in Arizona is $27,440, with the middle 50 percent of salaries ranging between $24,350 and $30,490. Certified CNAs can work in a variety of settings, from doctors’ offices to long-term care facilities to in-home care settings. Some of the Arizona institutions that employ CNAs include Banner Health, Chandler Regional Medical Center, and BAYADA Home Health Care. This demonstrates the wide range of care facilities in which CNAs can work and thrive.

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a nursing assistant in Arizona, use the list of accredited programs below to get a head start on your training.

Phoenix metro area

Brookline College - Phoenix
2445 West Dunlap Avenue, Suite 100 | Phoenix, Arizona 85021
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Brookline College - Tempe
1140-1150 South Priest Drive | Tempe, Arizona 85281
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
2626 East Pecos Road | Chandler, Arizona 85225
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
East Valley Institute of Technology
1601 West Main Street | Mesa, Arizona 85201
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road | Avondale, Arizona 85323
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
GateWay Community College
108 North 40th Street | Phoenix, Arizona 85034
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Avenue | Glendale, Arizona 85302
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Mesa Community College
1833 West Southern Avenue | Mesa, Arizona 85202
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 North 32nd Street | Phoenix, Arizona 85032
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Phoenix College
1202 West Thomas Road | Phoenix, Arizona 85013
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pima Medical Institute - East Valley
2160 South Power Road | Mesa, Arizona 85209
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pima Medical Institute - Mesa
957 South Dobson Road | Mesa, Arizona 85202
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Scottsdale Community College
9000 East Chaparral Road | Scottsdale, Arizona 85256
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southwest Skill Center - Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 North Dysart Road | Avondale, Arizona 85323
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Tucson

Brookline College - Tucson
5441 East 22nd Street, Suite 125 | Tucson, Arizona 85711
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Tucson College
5151 East Broadway Boulevard, Suite 155 | Tucson, Arizona 85711
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Other Arizona cities

Arizona Western College
2020 South Avenue 8E | Yuma, Arizona 85365
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Cochise College
4190 West Highway 80 | Douglas, Arizona 85607
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Coconino Community College
2800 South Lone Tree Road | Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Programs offered: Associate's in Nursing Assistant; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Eastern Arizona College
615 North Stadium Avenue | Thatcher, Arizona 85552
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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