Certified Nursing Assistant

A Pre-Assessment Testing Will Be Required

AHCA WORKS is a workforce grant focused on the education and training of Certified Nursing Assistants and Certified Caregivers to meet the need of Arizona’s Skilled Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Centers. If you are interested in learning more about the opportunities for your foundational step in a healthcare career please scan the QR code below or visit www.work4ltc.com

As a Nursing Assistant you will work closely and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse who will assign and supervise your work. Some of your duties include Performing basic nursing tasks related to a person’s care. A nursing task is the nursing care or a nursing function, procedure, activity, or work that can be delegated to nursing assistants when it does not require an RN’s professional knowledge or judgement. You will complete this basic care for patient’s and residents who cannot do so for themselves. You will report your observations about a patient or resident’s physical or mental status immediately. The healthcare team will create a care plan that you will follow closely in providing the correct care for a resident. You will only complete the work that is in your job description and scope of practice.

Differences between CNA and LNA

In Arizona, a Licensed Nursing Assistant is essentially a Nursing Assistant who has passed an additional background check upon successful completion of their nursing assistant training and upon passing their State Board exams. Additional information on nursing assistant types can be found on azbn.gov and azleg.gov in A.R.S. § 32-1645.

Classes Schedule

Certified Nursing Assistant: Mornings, Evenings, and weekends. CNA classes consist of 4 hours of lecture, 4 days a week for 5 weeks, and 8 hours of clinical, 1-2 days a week, for 4 weeks. The total course duration is 5 weeks. A dress code is enforced on clinical days.

Childcare provided to our students at low cost upon request

Do I need a drug test to enroll?

No. We require that you provide a recently passed drug test as soon as possible and no later than the first week of class.

Do I need a fingerprint clearance card to enroll?

No. We require that you begin the process of obtaining a level one, non-IVP, fingerprint clearance card as soon as possible but you can obtain one during the course. We recommend Fastlab offers a simplified and convenient process for obtaining a fingerprint clearance card when you go through us.

Where should I go for my drug test?

You will need a 10-panel test and can go to any testing site that offers them. We recommend Fastlab for discounted cost with us.

How do I obtain state licensure /certification?

During the CNA/LNA program, we will explain the steps and guide you through the process of registering for the State Board exam.

What else do I need to graduate?

You will need to obtain a passing score on all classroom exams, obtain CPR certification (we offer CPR at our facility, and you can enroll here), obtain a recent TB (tuberculosis) test, and provide a signed a medical clearance form.

Textbook Information:

Title: Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics
Author: Jetta Fuzy
Edition: 5th Edition, © 2019 by Hartman Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-60423-100-5
Workbook: Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care: The Basics
Author: Hartman Publishing, Inc.
Edition: 5th Edition, © 2019 by Hartman Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-60425-101-2

List of Reference Material

Workbook, Hartman’s Nursing Assistant Care the Basics

CNA courses start around every month with textbooks and workbook provided at no cost for the duration of the course.

What we Provide for our students:

• CPR at Healthcare Provider Level
• Textbooks / workbook
• Gait belt
• Wristwatch
• Name Badges
• Stethoscope

Textbooks may be purchased from us for permanent ownership.

Common CNA employers:

Skilled Nursing Facilities
Physical Rehabilitation Facilities
Group Homes
Hospice & Home Health Agencies
Nursing Agencies

Common LNA employers:

Outpatient Clinics
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Physical Rehabilitation Facilities
Children’s Clinics
Nursing Agencies

Students are encouraged to begin with the instructor because it will likely result in immediate resolution.

2. Unresolved problems previously discussed with the instructor, need to be explained in writing and submitted to the Director of Education. The student and the instructor will meet with Director Agape to discuss the concern within 3 business days of receipt of the letter, or at a mutually convenient time for all parties. After the meeting, the Director shall respond to the student in writing within 3 business days regarding the issues discussed during the meeting and how the student’s concerns will be addressed.

3. Continued unresolved concerns of the student will be addressed with Agape Training Executive Director. The Executive Director will contact the student within 3 business days to resolve concerns. Within 3 business days, the Executive Director will make an assessment by gathering facts and accessing relevant factors, then will render a written decision to the student.

4. If the student’s complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting the Agape grievance procedure, the student may file a complaint with the following regulating agencies for the corresponding program.

Arizona State Board of Nursing
1740 W Adams Street, Suite 2000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-771-7800
Website: www.azbn.gov

Before class begins: A student requesting a withdrawal after the 3 Business Day Cancellation Period, but before classes begin, is entitled to a refund of 100% of all monies paid, less the administrative fee.

The withdrawal date is the date the student notifies Agape in writing. Any refund must be in accordance with the Tuition Refund Policy noted below.

After class has begun: Students who decide to withdraw after their scheduled class begins must submit in writing their request to withdraw, which will constitute the effective date of withdrawal. This is an active withdrawal.

Students who are a No Call-No Show (NCNS) for three (3) consecutive class days are considered to have Voluntarily Withdrawn with an effective date and time of the conclusion of the 3rd NCNS class and this is a passive withdrawal.

On the effective date of withdrawal as noted, the student will be entitled to 50% refund and can reschedule future class, less the administrative fee and according to the following refund policy: % of the clock hours attempted Tuition refund amount: 10% or less 90% More than 10% and less than or equal to 20% 80% More than 20% and less than or equal to 30% 70% More than 30% and less than or equal to 40% 60% More than 40% and less than or equal to 50% 50% More than 50% No Refund is required.


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