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Nursing Assistant Training Program

Now Offering Additional Class Times at 10am - 3pm

Program Overview

The Nursing Assistant training program prepares students to take the Arizona Board of Nursing exam and receive their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) License. Medstar Academy offers a hands-on training program that focuses on preparing students to take the Arizona Board of Nursing exam.

We offer several program options to suit various schedule needs:
  • Day Class (three days a week): six-week program
  • Evening Class (three days a week): six-week program
  • Weekend Class (two days a week): seven-week program
  • 3 Week Class (five days a week): three-week program

For students wishing to become Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs), no additional training is required. The student must pay an additional $50 for completing an application for LNA and an additional $50 for a background check. The student makes the application on the AZ State Board of Nursing website and pays directly.

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Training Program Hours

  • Classroom education and skills lab - 80 Hours
  • Clinical requirements - 40 Hours
  • Five days of clinicals are from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM for both day and evening classes
  • Open Lab Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Students may come in during these times to practice their CNA skills. Students are asked to call the student services office before coming in to make sure State testing is not going on.

Program Details

Program Tuition & Fees

Tuition includes scrub set, gait belt, blood pressure cuff / stethoscope.
  • Registration - $200
  • Tuition - $1,485
  • Books - $135
  • Scrub Set - $25 (included)
  • Gait Belt and Blood Pressure Cuff/Stethoscope - $65 (included)
  • CPR/Basic Life Support (BLS) - $75
  • DPS Application Fee - $65
  • AZ Livescan DPS Fingerprinting - $29
  • Copy of AZ Livescan Card - $15
  • 10-Panel Drug Test - $40 (included with Medical Clearance)
  • Tuberculosis Test - $40 (included with Medical Clearance)
  • AZ State Board of Nursing Exam - $130
  • LNA Processing Fee - $103
Additional fees may apply.

Payment Plans for Cash / Credit Paying Students

Pay registration fee of $200 upfront at the time of enrollment and then make either three biweekly payments or four biweekly payments. You may also put the entire program cost on a credit card. This will allow you to pay for your classes over an extended period of time.

All payments must be completed prior to the student being scheduled for clinicals.

Program Requirements

Nursing Assistant students must meet the following requirements to enter the program:
  • Must be at least sixteen years of age
  • Pass an admissions test
  • Provide proof of Citizenship — Arizona State ID, Arizona Drivers License, or US Passport
  • Social Security card
  • Pass a 10-panel drug test
  • TB test within six months
  • Medical clearance from doctor
  • No felony convictions in past 3 years – A.R.S Sections 32-1606(B)(17) and 1646(B)
Students must meet the following requirements prior to entering the off-site clinicals:
  • Arizona DPS fingerprint clearance card
  • Basic Life Support certification
  • No outstanding payments
Medical Marijuana & Drug Use Policy
Drug use is prohibited for any student participating in Medstar Academy’s programs, including classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments. All students are required to submit negative urine drug screens. This policy also applies to students with a prescription for medical marijuana and/or a medical marijuana card.

Medstar Academy adheres to Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-108 which prohibits the possession and use of marijuana on a school campus by any person, with or without a prescription or card.

Nursing Assistant Class Schedule

 
Classes Per Week
Days Class Meets On
Class Times
Start Date
Day Class
Three Days a Week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The next class starts on June 26, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
Day Class
Three Days a Week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The next class starts on June 26, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
Evening Class
Three Days a Week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
The next class starts on June 26, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
Weekend Class
Two Days a Week
Thursday and Sunday
Thurs 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and Sun 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The next class starts on July 11, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
3 Week Class
Five Days a Week
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The next class starts on August 19, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
Weekend Class
Two Days a Week
Tuesday and Saturday
Tues 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and Sat 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The next class starts on August 20, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
Day Class
Three Days a Week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
The next class starts on September 04, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
Evening Class
Three Days a Week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
The next class starts on September 11, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
Weekend Class
Two Days a Week
Tuesday and Saturday
Tues 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and Sat 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The next class starts on October 08, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
Evening Class
Three Days a Week
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
The next class starts on October 30, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
3 Week Class
Five Days a Week
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
The next class starts on December 02, 2024. Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
26
Jun
2024
Day Class
Three Days a Week
Meets:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
26
Jun
2024
Day Class
Three Days a Week
Meets:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
26
Jun
2024
Evening Class
Three Days a Week
Meets:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
11
Jul
2024
Weekend Class
Two Days a Week
Meets:
Thursday and Sunday
Time:
Thurs 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and Sun 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
19
Aug
2024
3 Week Class
Five Days a Week
Meets:
Monday - Friday
Time:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
20
Aug
2024
Weekend Class
Two Days a Week
Meets:
Tuesday and Saturday
Time:
Tues 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and Sat 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
04
Sep
2024
Day Class
Three Days a Week
Meets:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
11
Sep
2024
Evening Class
Three Days a Week
Meets:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
08
Oct
2024
Weekend Class
Two Days a Week
Meets:
Tuesday and Saturday
Time:
Tues 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and Sat 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
30
Oct
2024
Evening Class
Three Days a Week
Meets:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Time:
5:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
02
Dec
2024
3 Week Class
Five Days a Week
Meets:
Monday - Friday
Time:
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register.
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