Nurse Assisting

This course requires an application for registration. You must meet health and safety requirements to apply for the course. This needs to be started several weeks in advance.

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NUR158 is a 7-week, 4.5-credit 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.

NCE150AP is our advanced placement course for students with previous healthcare experience (a resume and a reference are required as proof). It is 2 credits and is a fast-track option to complete the NA requirement.

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, acute care centers, assisted living facilities, and patients' homes.

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

Pre-Registration Requirements

There are academic as well as health and safety requirements to meet before you are registered for the Nurse Assistant program (NUR158 and NCE150AP). Please contact our advisor today!

How to get started:

Deadline: December 19, 2023 or until full

Deadline for cohorts 1, 2 and 4: February 20, 2024, or until full
Deadline for weekend cohort 3: March 10, 2024 or until full
Deadline for AP: March 2, 2024, or until full

Deadlines are subject to change without notice.

Current Availability

  • Spring 2024 January and March Start dates

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