Nurse Assisting

Students interested in any nursing program are required to attend an Advising & Information session which provides in-depth information, enrollment guidance, and academic advising on this program. Only students who attend an Advising & Information session may meet with a Nursing Advisor one on one. Please visit the Nursing website above for more information about these sessions.

This program is part of the Nursing Department.

Nurse Assisting

If you’re the type of person who has a deep passion for helping others and the desire for a meaningful and rewarding position in health care, consider becoming a Nursing Assistant.

As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will assist people with their everyday health care needs. Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN), you will help your patients practice activities of daily living, provide bedside care, and perform basic nursing procedures. CNAs work with the young and old alike, in nursing homes, hospitals, adult day health centers, assisted living facilities, and patients’ homes.

Completion of the program prepares students for certification as a Nursing Assistant. Certification requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Certificate

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Nurse Assisting program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Nurse Assisting

Career Opportunities

The Nurse Assisting program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Nursing Assistants $29,600
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Nursing Advising & Information Sessions

Students interested in this program are required to attend an Advising & Information session which provides in-depth information, enrollment guidance, and academic advising on the Nursing program. Only students who attend an Advising & Information session may meet with a Nursing Advisor one on one. Please visit the Nursing website for more information about these sessions.