Nursing Assistant

EVIT School of Health Sciences



 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. 

 Flexible hours are required and depend upon the availability of clinical sites. Weekend and/or extended days may be required. Student must provide their own transportation to the clinical sites

  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.

NOTE: Students will be randomly drug tested.

EVIT Nursing Assistant


EVIT + Pima Medical Institute

Once an EVIT student completes the Nurse Assistant program, the student will have 11 earned credits available to apply towards enrollment in the PMI Health Care Administration Degree program. Students also have the opportunity to dual enroll in two online PMI courses, at no charge to the EVIT student, for 16 earned credits available to apply towards enrollment in the PMI Health Care Administration Degree program.

EVIT students may also enroll into Patient Care Tech program, which requires applicants to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). See a PMI Health Science Education Coordinator on campus for further information.

Get started today! Enroll in the EVIT Nursing Assistant program.

For announcements and updates about the EVIT Nursing Assistant program, text EVIT to 89800.

Course Code MC30, MC31

Prerequisites  Seniors ONLY who have taken EVIT's MC10 or taken at least 1 credit of Biology or Anatomy & Physiology, 'C' or better
On track to graduate or a plan for graduation
No criminal record
2.5 GPA or equivalent standardized test scores 
Length 2 semesters

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus
EVIT East Campus
EVIT Fountain Hills Campus

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  Arizona State Board of Nursing Certified Nursing Assistant License

Certification and licensure available through the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Students are required to have proof of legal presence in the U.S. in order to test for or renew certification or licensure. All testing will be conducted on-site at EVIT. For more information on the Arizona State Board of Nursing licensure requirements, visit www.azbn.gov. 

Possible Careers Nursing Assistant, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner, 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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