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Your Path to Compassionate Care Begins Here Today as a Nursing Assistant Training

What is a certified nursing assistant?

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides personal care and other tasks that make sure patients are well-cared for and comfortable, and provides support to other healthcare professionals. CNAs check vital signs, keep patients clean, and provide other important parts of patient care, usually under supervision of a nurse.

Where do certified nursing assistants work?

CNAs can expect to work in hospitals, skilled nursing settings, rehabilitation settings, acute care settings, private homes, private doctor’s offices and more. CNA is also a great start to a healthcare career path if you are interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Registered Nurse (RN).

How do I become a nursing assistant?

CGTI’s Nursing Assistant class is 120 in-person training hours and includes classroom lecture, skills lab training, and a clinical experience. This class prepares you to take the Arizona state exam and become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). It is accredited by the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN). Be prepared to take the exam in as little as five weeks!

What does the course cost?

Nursing Assistant course cost: $2,200

Included in the cost is tuition, admin fee ($150, nonrefundable), textbook and CGTI manuals, lab supplies, one set of scrubs, and one CNA state exam. Students are required to obtain at their cost closed-toed shoes and a watch with a second hand. Optional costs paid by the student to Arizona Board of Nursing include $10 for a second set of fingerprints and $100 for licensure to become an LNA.

Your admission checklist:

  • No previous healthcare experience is required.
  • A GED or high school diploma are not required to enroll.
  • Students are required to pass our entrance exam that tests for English comprehension and math skills.
  • You must be at least 16 years old to enroll.
  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Pass a criminal background check and obtain a fingerprint clearance card.
  • Provide a state issued photo ID, social security card and proof of legal residency.
  • Obtain a negative TB screen and negative drug screen.
Our team will help you navigate your admissions checklist.

What our students say about CGTI


"CareGiver Training Institute is a great place to start a new career helping others. The instructors...want you to succeed. They’re very passionate about future healthcare workers. It’s a great environment. I’m very glad that I picked this school."

– Adellah, CGTI Student

CGTI provides comprehensive support services. Reach out with any questions on our programs and how we can help you navigate your journey into a new career.

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