CNA Classes in Arizona

Working as a a Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA in Arizona is a great career move. You’ll need to take a set of exams in order to be licensed (which is a requirement before you can work in this role in Arizona).

To help you prepare for your exams, there are plenty of schools offering CNA programs; these are either online or campus-based training and provide a good way to learn the subject and get ready for the certification exams.

Requirements for CNA Programs in Arizona

When you request your free information pack from the schools of your choice, you’ll receive a full run-down of the entry requirements for the course and the normal requirements when you have successfully passed your certification examination and are applying for your first job. Most accredited schools will require that:

  • You have a Arizona State photo ID or driver’s licence
  • You are over 17 years old
  • You are a high school graduate (or equivalent)

In addition, you might be asked to pass a tuberculosis health check, a drug screening test and potentially a criminal background check.

Class training curriculum

Training at each school varies, but the core topics you’ll cover will always include subjects that include:

  • Human anatomy
  • How to administer medication
  • How to manage an emergency situation
  • Some elements of taking samples and testing
  • Managing bathing and clothing a patient
  • Rights of a patient

Costs of a CNA course

A typical course from an accredited school will cost around $1000. This will provide the training you need to complete the Arizona state requirement for 160 hours training. Once you’ve completed this, you can then plan on taking the state certification exam (for which there’s normally no charge from the state, but the school might charge for the preparation and exam room costs).

Average CNA salary in Arizona

Once you’ve completed your training, taken the exam and passed to become a certified nursing assistant, you can start looking for a job. Average salaries in the state are approx $26000 per year.

Find an accredited CNA school

Take a look at the accredited colleges below; they all offer CNA courses – to request more information, just click the ‘Request Info’ button, enter your zip and you’ll receive a free information pack covering the course, program, costs and financial aid available.

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