Nursing Assistant
What We Offer: Nursing Assistant
  • Experience the passion of providing quality patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Perform personal care procedures including taking vital signs, transferring patients, and providing therapeutic treatments.
  • Practice health care techniques in a clinical environment using effective patient communication.

Career Focus
  • Prepared for state nursing assistant and direct care worker examinations.

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites:

  • This program is for students committed to a career in direct patient care.
  • Students must possess a Social Security Number with no criminal record.
  • Students must obtain their CPR certification prior to completing clinicals.

Program Curriculum
  • The first year of the program will be nursing assistant training. Students successfully completing 70 hours of clinical experience and the course curriculum will be eligible to sit for the state nursing assistant licensure examination.
  • The second year of the program will be direct care worker/home health aide training. Students successfully competing 50 hours of clinical experience and the course curriculum will be eligible to sit for the state caregiver certification examination.

Related Career Pathways

 

  • Nursing Assistant
  • Registered Nurse
  • Family and General Practitioner
  • Health Services Administrator
  • Home Health Aide
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Pediatrician
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Physician Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Surgeon

 


Awards and Recognition
  • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2013
  • 5th Place - Nursing Assistant Competition, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012
  • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2012
  • 2nd Place - Prepared Public Speaking Competition, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011
  • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona HOSA Conference, 2011
  • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona and National HOSA Conferences, 2010
  • 5th Place - Home Health Aide Competition, Arizona HOSA, 2010
  • 1st Place - Outstanding HOSA Chapter, Arizona and National HOSA Conferences, 2009
  • 3rd Place - Nursing Assistant Competition, Arizona HOSA, 2009

Dual Enrollment Program of Study College Credit Available

Through a Program of Study articulation agreement with Central Arizona College, students in the nursing assistant class are eligible to earn free college credit. The college defines entrance requirements which students must meet before the college will grant credit. Students are responsible for meeting those requirements and completing a separate college admission process.

CAC Credits Available to Second Year Nursing Assistant Students


Program Information

Approved Training Program with Arizona DES & State Board of Nursing


Student Success on Skill Assessments
  • 2014 - 10 students passed AZ Board of Nursing state licensure examination
  • 2013 - 46 students passed AZ Direct Care Work state certification examination
  • 2012 - 23 students passed AZ Board of Nursing state licensure examination
  • 2012 - 100% program pass rate on ADE Nursing Assistant Assessment
  • 2011 - 29 students passed AZ Board of Nursing state licensure examination
  • 2011 - 98% program pass rate on ADE Nursing Assistant Assessment
  • 2010 - 8 students passed AZ Board of Nursing state licensure examination
  • 2010 - 86% pass rate on ADE Nursing Assistant Assessment


Program Instructor

Karen Chamberlain

Karen Chamberlain
(520) 316-4362

Karen Chamberlain is a registered nurse with 12 years work experience in Arizona and New York hospitals. Karen holds two bachelor's degrees in nursing and a master's degree in theology. Karen joined CAVIT in 2013.



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