Nurse Assistants perform simple, basic patient care under the supervision
of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses. They have a broad
range of duties including bathing, walking, and feeding patients, making
beds, assist patients in and out of bed, dress and shave patients, and
take vital signs.
Employment is found in long-term care facilities, hospitals, physicians’
offices, health departments, and home healthcare agencies.
Employment of Nurse Assistants is expected to grow rapidly in response
to the long-term care needs of an aging population. Jobs are expected
to grow 3.9% annually in Arizona, creating over 650 per year.
Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for
the Nurse Assistant Certification exam offered by the Arizona State
Board of Nursing.
Nurse Assistants earn between $8.50 to $11.25 an hour for an average
annual salary of $17,500 to $23,300.
The Maricopa Community Colleges offer a Certificate of Completion in
Nurse Assisting. The program is offered at the following locations: GateWay Community
College, Maricopa Skill Center, and the
SouthWest Skill Center @ Estrella Mountain Community College
For more information contact:
GateWay Community College: Program Advisor at 602-286-8600
SouthWest Skill Center @ Estrella Mountain: Nursing Advisor at 623-935-8563
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