A nursing assistant works under the supervision of a nurse to provide daily basic care for patients in hospitals, physician’s offices, private homes, clinics and assisted living facilities.

First semester, learn CPR, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, vital signs, hygiene, human reproduction, basic nutrition and patient care.

During the second semester, students work in clinical settings to master the skills required for the state certification exam.

Note: Students must provide their own transportation to clinical settings and internship sites. Flexible hours are required and depend on the availability of clinical sites. Weekend and/or extended days may be required. Student must also have proof of immunization or evidence of immunity to certain communicable illnesses, and have a current TB skin test. No criminal record. Students may be randomly drug tested.

For announcements and updates about the EVIT Nursing Assistant program, text evit to 90210.

Course Code MC30
Length 2 semesters
Additional Requirements  No criminal record, flexible hours and transportation to and from clinical site, proof of immunization or evidence of immunity to certain communicable illnesses
Certification  CNA Certification (State of Arizona)
Possible Careers Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practioner, Physicians Assistant, Doctor
Average Entry Level Salary $11-$12 per hour

It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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