To become a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you will have to have nursing assistant training as you are a vital part of the daily operations at hospitals and nursing facilities. As you help aid those who are unable to care for themselves, it’s inevitable that you must possess compassionate traits and deep communication skills.
As a CNA, you’ll work very closely with patients and are responsible for their basic care and needs. This may include bathing, grooming, assisting nurses with equipment, and checking patients’ vital signs. You would also be responsible for providing patients with emotional support as enduring their treatment may be rather stressful for them. Many nursing assistants pursue careers in hospitals, nursing care facilities, and community care facilities for the elderly.
Glendale Community College offers 1 Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 87 Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide students graduated with students earning 87 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Brookline College-Phoenix Phoenix, AZ||69 : 1||1,451|
|Pima Medical Institute-Mesa Mesa, AZ||16 : 1||856|
|Pima Medical Institute-East Valley Mesa, AZ||41 : 1||454|
|Brookline College-Tucson Tucson, AZ||58 : 1||292|
|GateWay Community College-Central City Phoenix, AZ||600|
|East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa, AZ||508|
|Brookline College-Tempe Tempe, AZ||68 : 1||478|
|Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ||69 : 1||7,900|
|Cochise County Community College District Sierra Vista, AZ||34 : 1||3,672|
|Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ||98 : 1||10,120|
|GateWay Community College Phoenix, AZ||49 : 1||5,067|
|Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, AZ||66 : 1||6,027|
|Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ||64 : 1||7,500|
|Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ||69 : 1||18,054|
|Phoenix College Phoenix, AZ||73 : 1||11,109|
|Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ||68 : 1||20,351|
|Regional Center for Border Health Somerton, AZ||120|
|Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ||60 : 1||8,602|
|Yavapai College Prescott, AZ||65 : 1||7,428|
|Pima Community College Tucson, AZ||76 : 1||19,512|