Nurse Assisting

Nurse Assisting studentsDue to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 the Nurse Assisting Program will not be offered in the Summer of 2020. Please check back for updates as we will be updating our website as information presents itself.

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

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Contact Nicole Bartreau

Program Coordinator & Residential Faculty
Phone: 480-654-7763
Office: Saguaro RDM-S - Room: S270

For program specific questions, please contact Nicole Bartreau.

Contact Alyne Lijewski

Administrative Specialist Senior
Phone: 480-654-7824
Office: Mesquite RDM-M - Room: M100

For registration questions, please call Alyne Lijewski to set up an appointment.

NA Information Packet

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 day care and acute care centers, assisted living facilities and patient's homes.

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 health and safety documentation verification before you are registered for your classes. Please see Alyne Lijewski at our Red Mountain Campus (Mesquite building- M100) to get the needed information to initiate and complete the following steps. Please do not take steps to complete the fingerprint clearance card or background check (as mentioned in the class catalogue) before seeing Alyne Lijewski.

About the Program

The Nurse Assisting Course is 8 weeks in length, and combines classroom learning with experiential learning in the laboratory or clinical area. Classes are taught by a registered nurse. Students will be in class one day per week for 8 hours, in the laboratory 1 day per week for 4- 8 hours, and at a clinical site one or two additional days per week, from 8-10 hours. 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