CNA Classes in Phoenix

CNAs working in Arizona start in the mid $20ks and progress to over $30,000 per year. While all state CNA requirements are subject to federal regulations, some states set their requirements higher. Arizona is one of those states that requires more than the federally mandated 75 hours of training. The Arizona State Board of Nursing’s website www.azbn.gov provides information – you can download applications, renew your license, verify licenses and so forth.

Besides educational requirements, to become a CNA, you:

  • Must not have any felony convictions

  • Must be a United States citizen

  • Must pass a fingerprinting background check

  • Must pass the written and skill tests

In looking for CNA classes in Phoenix, since all state approved nurse aid training programs use a template approved by the AZBN, the courses will be pretty much the same although their cost and number of class hours may be different. You can also compare the various programs of CNA training in Phoenix on the basis of what their statistics have been for the percentage of their students that pass the written and skills sections of the state exam. Additionally, class size is important, as smaller classes will ensure more one-on-one training.

Some of the locations in Phoenix are as follows:

  • Beatitudes Campus

  • Life Care Center at South Mountain

  • Cactus Wren Training Program

  • Grace Institute, Inc.

  • LAM and Associates School of Nursing Assistants

  • Providence Training Institute

  • Star Canyon School of Nursing

  • Trinity Assisted Care Training Program

  • Desert Winds Training Institute

  • GateWay Community College and their Maricopa Medical Center

  • Paradise Valley Community College

  • Phoenix College

  • Phoenix Job Corps center

Additionally, there are programs in some high schools to train high school students. In Phoenix there is Metro Tech and Paradise Valley High School,