Nurse Assisting

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We are now registering students for our August start cohorts. You must meet health and safety requirements prior to registration. This needs to be started several weeks in advance. Request more information today to get started. It takes 4-6 weeks to prepare PRIOR to registration.

*October cohorts - registration will begin on July 19.

NUR158 is an 8-week course that prepares students for the Arizona State Board of Nursing exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) or Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA). The course includes lecture, lab, and clinical experience.

Career opportunities exist for nurse assistants to help clients/patients practice activities of daily living, provide bedside care, and perform basic nursing procedures. CNAs work with patients in nursing homes, hospitals, adult daycare, and acute care centers, assisted living facilities, and patient's homes.

This program is located at our MCC Red Mountain campus located at 7110 East McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85207.

Ask Yourself

  • Do you like to help people?
  • Are you waiting for your spot in the nursing program?
  • Do you want to get a jump start on your healthcare career?
  • Are you a natural caregiver?
  • The Nurse Assisting program may be a perfect fit!

Pre-Registration Requirements

There will be academic and health and safety requirements to meet before you are registered for the Nurse Assistant program (NUR158). Please contact Kelly Levy at our Red Mountain Campus to get the needed information and initiate your participation in the program.

  1. First, fill out this request for more information form, this will give you access to documents you will need.
  2. Watch the mandatory information session here and follow the instructions in the video.

About the Program

The Nurse Assisting Course is 8 weeks in length and combines classroom learning (currently live online) with experiential learning in the laboratory or clinical area. Classes are taught by a registered nurse. Together we will dive into medical terminology, patient/resident care, skill proficiency, therapeutic communication techniques, vital signs, client safety interventions, and more.

Download the Nurse Assisting Student Handbook