Nurse Assisting Program FAQs

Contact Kathleen Mead

Program Coordinator
For program specific questions
Email: kathleen.mead@mesacc.edu
Office: Saguaro RDM-S - Room: S270


For enrollment & registration questions

How often are classes offered?
Classes are now offered during the fall, spring, and summer.
When/Where are classes offered?
Classes are currently offered at the Red Mountain. Class specific times and days change with each semester and are available through the Maricopa.edu website “Find A Class” feature, or click this link for NUR classes.
How long is the program?
The Nurse Assisting Program is 7 weeks long. Lecture classes are weekly.
What is the estimated cost of the class?
Estimated cost of the class is approximately $1,290, which includes tuition, fees, and other expenses incurred by the student. This does not include Headmaster testing fees. Contact nurseassisting@mesacc.edu for more information.
Do I qualify for financial aid?
You will need to discuss this with a Financial Aid Advisor in the MCC Financial Aid Department as qualifications are case specific.
Is there a wait list?
Currently there is not a wait list for the Nurse Assisting Program at Mesa Community College. However, space is limited and students with a completed Health & Safety Documentation Checklist are first to be registered in the program.
Is entry into the program competitive?
You need to meet certain educational requirements to be eligible to participate in the program. However, the sooner you are able to register for the course the better your chances are. Once the class is full, any other students who wish to register will be placed on a Wait List or recommended for the next class offering.
NA or CNA/LNA Program?
By completing this program, you are eligible to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) through the Arizona State Board of Nursing by successfully taking a certification exam (involving a written and practical exam) offered through a third party examination service.
For an explanation of CNA vs LNA, please visit the Arizona State Board of Nursing Website.
Any Prerequisites?
Please contact nurseassisting@mesacc.edu for more information.
Can I take other classes while in the program?
The attendance requirements for the Nurse Assistant Program are very strict. Any conflicts with the NA Program schedule are prohibitive to the completion requirement of the program. Bedside Clinical Days vary and are dependent on which clinical group you are assigned.