Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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

  • Registration — $250
  • Tuition — $1,250
  • Books — $135
  • Scrub Set — $15
  • Gait Belt — $10
  • Blood Pressure Cuff/Stethoscope — $20
  • Basic Life Support/ Basic First Aid — $60
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card — $67
  • Fingerprint Rolling Fee — $20
  • 5-Panel Drug Test — $35
  • Tuberculosis Test — $20
  • State Board Exam — $118
  • LNA Processing Fee — $103

Cash/Credit Paying Students

Tuition includes scrub set, gait belt, blood pressure cuff/stethoscope.

Payment Options for Cash/Credit Paying Students :

 Payment Plan — Pay registration fee of $250 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.

Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)

For students wishing to become Licensed Nursing Assistants or 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 State Board website and pays directly.

CNA Training Program Requirements

Certified 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 five-panel drug test
  • TB test within six months
  • Medical clearance from doctor
  • No felony convictions within the last five years

Students must meet the following requirements prior to entering the off-site clinicals:

  • Arizona DPS fingerprint clearance card or application
  • BLS/First Aid certification
  • No outstanding payments

Medstar Academy CNA Training Program Hours

  • Classroom education and skills lab — 80 Hours
  • Clinical requirements — 40 Hours
  • Five days of clinicals are from 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM for both day and evening classes

CNA Class Schedule

 Class Per WeekDays Class Meets OnClass TimesStart Date
Day ClassThree Days a WeekMonday, Wednesday, Friday8:00 AM to 1:00 PMThe next class starts on October 16, 2019
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register
Day ClassThree Days a WeekMonday, Wednesday, Friday8:00 AM to 1:00 PMThe next class starts on January 8, 2020
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register
Evening ClassThree Days a WeekMonday, Wednesday, Friday5:30 PM to 10:30 PMThe next class starts on October 2, 2019
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register
Evening ClassThree Days a WeekMonday, Wednesday, Friday5:30 PM to 10:30 PMThe next class starts on December 4, 2019
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register
Evening ClassThree Days a WeekMonday, Wednesday, Friday5:30 PM to 10:30 PMThe next class starts on January 29, 2020
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register
Weekend ClassTwo Days a WeekTuesday and Saturday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and 8:00 AM to 4:30 PMThe next class starts on December 3, 2019
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register
Weekend ClassTwo Days a WeekTuesday and Saturday5:30 PM to 9:30 PM and 8:00 AM to 4:30 PMThe next class starts on February 4, 2020
Please call (623) 773-9000 to register

Contact Student Services

Ready to start training for your new career? Please call Student Services at (623) 773-9000 or email us via the contact form below.

Want to know when classes begin? You can view our latest class schedule here.



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