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Program Contacts

Program Director Nancy Bowers (928) 776-2252
Instructional Specialist Stephanie Kallam (928) 771-6122
Dean Scott Farnsworth (928) 776-2234

Quick Facts

About the Nursing Assistant Certificate

The Nursing Assistant Certificate program prepares students to work as nursing assistants and prepares them to take the state competency exams leading to certification.

Note: AHS 114 requires an application with the following documentation: Skin test or chest x-ray negative for TB, or equivalent within 12 months; current DPS fingerprint clearance card; and CPR for the Healthcare Provider. Must be at least 16 years old.


This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit the YC Answer Center.


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Apply basic nursing assistant skills safely. (AHS114)
  2. Use restorative care skills and emergency procedures safely. (AHS114)
  3. Utilize infection control principles and procedures. (AHS114)
  4. Identify and report changes in the client's condition. (AHS114)
  5. Describe and protect client rights. (AHS114)
  6. Assist and promote client independence. (AHS114)
  7. Apply the legal and ethical aspects of the nursing assistant role. (AHS114)
  8. Employ effective written and verbal communication skills. (AHS114)
  9. Adapt to individual client behaviors and needs. (AHS114)
  10.  Adapt to the unique needs of the client with cognitive impairment. (AHS114)
  11.  Describe the role of the nursing assistant as a member of the health care team. (AHS114)
  12.  Explain basic body structure and function. (AHS114)
  13.  Identify the signs and symptoms of common diseases. (AHS114)

Program-Specific Requirements

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