FAQs

NUR 158 – Nurse Assisting Program FAQs

Contact Nicole Bartreau

Program Coordinator & Residential Faculty
For program specific questions
P. 480-654-7763
Email: nicole.bartreau@mesacc.edu
Office: Saguaro RDM-S - Room: S270

Contact Alyne Lijewski

Administrative Specialist Senior
For enrollment & registration questions
Email: alyne.lijewski@mesacc.edu
Office: Mesquite RDM-M - Room: M100

How often are classes offered?
Two 8 week sessions are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters only.
When/Where are classes offered?
Classes (NUR 158) are currently offered at the Red Mountain fall of 2019 and that the fall schedule will be an 8-week block. 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 a block of 8 weeks. Lecture classes are weekly. In addition to lecture, lab classes are once a week for the 8 weeks with a practical exam at the end of the semester. Bedside Clinical Days are one day a week following the conclusion of the lab section; Bedside Clinical Days vary and are dependent on which clinical group you are assigned.
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. For a further breakdown of those expenses, please view the Nurse Assisting Program Application and Informational packet (Page 3) available for download, here.
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. There are scholarships & grants available; if you would like more information on scholarships & grants, please inquire in person in the Nursing Department Building HW-8.
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.

For further details, please view the Nurse Assisting Program Application and Informational packet (Page 4 “Eligibility”) available for download here.

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?
Yes, please view the Nurse Assisting Program Application and Informational packet (Page 4: “Eligibility”) available for download here.
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.