CNA Certified Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant Program at AMTI, as approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing, is a 126-hour program comprised of 86 classroom/laboratory hours, and 40 clinical hours. This program will provide students with the theory and skills required to practice as a nursing assistant in long-term care, intermediate care, and acute care settings. Upon registering, students must take and pass an Admissions Test. Students who do not pass either the primary or backup Admissions Test are automatically withdrawn from the program with the registration deposit refunded. A period of 30 days must elapse before re-registering.

The curriculum includes classroom/lab/clinical instruction in physiology, psychological, and basic nursing care needs when caring for clients across the lifespan with a primary focus on long term care. Teaching methods encompass a variety of strategies including hands on practice, didactic, discussion, videos, computer-aided technology, as well as laboratory and clinic based work experience. Students will learn about the Nursing Assistant’s role, foundation of resident care, understanding resident and family needs, anatomy and physiology, personal care skills, basic nursing skills, nutrition and hydration, chronic and acute conditions, and rehabilitation and restorative services. To achieve optimal test results, graduates of the Nursing Assistant Program will be expected to take the Nursing Assistant Board exam at their first opportunity, a necessary step in pursuit of licensure from the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

Students who pass an approved nursing assistant training program, receive a certificate from the program and who satisfactorily pass the written and skill State Board Exam, may choose to apply to the Board as a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) or remain on the Registry of Nursing Assistants as a CNA. No fee is required by the Board to remain on the registry as a CNA. For the LNA, a $50.00 initial application fee plus a $50.00 fingerprint criminal history fee applies. Both CNA/LNA certificate/license requires renewal every two (2) years on the birth month. For the LNA, a $50.00 renewal fee is required by the Board. As a note: CNAs who later decide to become an LNA, can pay an application fee to the Board as well as a fingerprint background check fee.

The State Board exam is administered at AMTI at various times listed on the syllabus; generally, within one week after graduation. Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing and candidates are expected to be familiar with all the requirements for licensure.

 PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

  1. Communicate effectively with clients, families, and members of the health care team.
  2. While working with the professional nurse at the healthcare institution, provide basic nursing skills, adhering to correct policy and procedures of the institution.
  3. Function as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team within the legal and ethical framework of a Nursing Assistant. 
  4. Under supervision of the RN, provide nursing services identified in the care plan to ensure, and safeguard, the client’s health and well-being.
  5. Administer personal care, rehabilitation and restorative services to clients and collaborate with healthcare team members in the delivery and coordination of such care.
  6. Demonstrate principles of leadership and client advocacy in the role of a CNA.

 PROGRAM PREREQUISITES:

 COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

CLINICAL PRACTICUM:

Upon successful completion of the classroom phase of the CNA program, the clinical practicum must be completed at designated clinical sites assigned to you by AMTI/VVA. Students must be flexible about their assigned location, day(s) of the week and time. For Evening class students will be assigned to either a Day or Weekend clinical assignment based on the needs of AMTI and clinical location.

POST GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:


TUITION, COST AND FEES:

 

Course Tuition                                                $1,120.00

Administrative Fee                                             $200.00

Clinical Fee                                                          $20.00

Technology Fee                                                    $15.00

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Total program cost due to AMTI                   $1,355.00

Tuition includes: use of textbook, TB Skin Test, fingerprinting, uniform top, stethoscope,  and use of B/P Cuff, and gait belt and lab materials.

 

Additional costs not included and not payable to AMTI/VVA (subject to change):

State Board Exam                                                  $118 (payable to D&S Diversified Technologies)

LNA Application Fee                                            $50 (payable to the State Board of Nursing)

LNA Fingerprint Processing Fee                          $50 (payable to the State Board of Nursing)

CPR certification (Health Care Provider Level)   $60 (AMTI students can receive an exclusive discount rate through Heart Savers) 

Wristwatch w/second hand                                   $20 (approx.)

Black Scrub Pants                                                 $15 (approx.)

Health Physical for Health Declaration                $20 (approx.)

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  1. Pay cost in full upon registration. No finance or setup fees. Total cost $1,355.
  2. Balance of tuition options:

Option 1:                2 Payments. Down payment of $695 with the balance of $660 due the first week or weekend of class. Total cost $1,355.

Option 2:                3 Monthly Payments. Down payment of $335.00, followed by 3 monthly payments of $350. Down payment includes $30 finance fee. Total cost $1,385.

Option 3:                Pay the full tuition through a Mountain American Credit Union Educational Line of Credit. Requires application, qualification and approval through MACU. Application and requirements must be completed and submitted within 2 weeks of the start of the class.

 


Session ID: WEEKEND CNA 05/15/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person Tempe
Dates: May 15, 2021 - Jun 27, 2021
Seats Available: 0
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
    
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 05/24/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: May 24, 2021 - Jun 14, 2021
Seats Available: 0
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
    
Session ID: EVENING CNA 05/31/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - Mesa
Dates: May 31, 2021 - Jul 12, 2021
Seats Available: 0
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments: No Class July 3rd and 4th.
    
Session ID: WEEKEND CNA 06/05/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Jun 5, 2021 - Jul 25, 2021
Seats Available: 2
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments: NO CLASS 07/03 AND 07/04 - 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 06/07/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 28, 2021
Seats Available: 0
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
    
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 06/21/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Jun 21, 2021 - Jul 12, 2021
Seats Available: 11
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 07/05/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Jul 5, 2021 - Jul 26, 2021
Seats Available: 14
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CNA 07/05/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Jul 5, 2021 - Aug 9, 2021
Seats Available: 17
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: WEEKEND CNA 07/10/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person Tempe
Dates: Jul 10, 2021 - Aug 22, 2021
Seats Available: 6
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 07/19/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Jul 19, 2021 - Aug 9, 2021
Seats Available: 19
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: WEEKEND CNA 07/24/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Jul 24, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021
Seats Available: 27
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 08/02/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 23, 2021
Seats Available: 18
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CNA 08/09/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Aug 9, 2021 - Sep 13, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 08/16/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Aug 16, 2021 - Sep 7, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: WEEKEND CNA 09/04/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person Tempe
Dates: Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021
Seats Available: 10
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: WEEKEND CNA 09/11/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Sep 11, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021
Seats Available: 30
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 09/13/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Sep 13, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CNA 09/20/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Sep 20, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 09/27/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Sep 27, 2021 - Oct 18, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 10/18/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Oct 18, 2021 - Nov 8, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: WEEKEND CNA 10/30/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person Tempe
Dates: Oct 30, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021
Seats Available: 10
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments: NO CLASS 11/27 AND 11/28 - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Session ID: WEEKEND CNA 10/30/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Oct 30, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021
Seats Available: 30
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments: NO CLASS 11/27 AND 11/28 - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 11/01/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Nov 1, 2021 - Nov 29, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments:
Session ID: EVENING CNA 11/01/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Nov 1, 2021 - Dec 13, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments: NO CLASS Thanksgiving Week.
Session ID: DAYTIME CNA 11/29/2021
Location: Lecture - Online | Lab - In-person
Dates: Nov 29, 2021 - Dec 20, 2021
Seats Available: 20
Tuition: $1120.00
Fees: $235.00
Price: $1355.00
Comments: