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Nursing is about caring for the whole person

Gain academic and technical knowledge and skills, and learn industry standards and practices in the field of nursing. Students also take a skills lab and are placed in a clinical setting, providing the opportunity to apply Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) fundamental knowledge from the classroom to hands-on, practical situations. This Prescott, Arizona-based Mountain Institute CTED nursing assistant class is one way students can find trade school jobs while still in high school.

“This year has been really exciting, and I am definitely going to be in Medical Professions again next year.”

–Staci C., Canyon View Preparatory Academy


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Certified Nursing Assistant Program Information

Program Sequence:

Certified Nursing Assistant – Progression Plan


Yavapai College Prescott Valley
3800 North Glassford Hill Rd.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314


2 years


Sophomore – Senior

Must be 16 years old prior to Jan.1st of the current school year.


  • Nursing Services Application – a supplemental application that is required in addition to a complete registration packet
  • Interview
  • Accuplacer Reading Test
  • Accuplacer Math Test
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Physical Exam
  • Castle Branch Background Check


  • Scrub Top and Bottom (Central Campus students – the first set of scrubs are paid for by MICTED)
  • Watch (must have second hand)
  • Appropriate footwear


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certification; CPR Certification and First Responder First Aid Certification, Yavapai College Phlebotomy Technician Certification


Up to 5 High School credits over two years, up to 17 Yavapai College credits over two years.  


Year 1 – Nursing CNA

  • Monday – Thursday
    6:45 – 9:15 am plus 1 hour a week online

Year 2 – Phlebotomy

  • Monday – Thursday
    6:45 – 9:15 am plus 1 hour a week online



  • Enables students to make career decisions consistent with their aptitudes, interests, abilities, and academic achievement.
  • Provides a program of instruction that prepares students for post-secondary education and/or for employment.
  • Industry skills development experience and certification to take straight to workforce.


Arizona Health Occupations Students of America


Nursing Assistant Career Opportunities

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) ($21,000 – 27,000)
  • Registered Nurse ($54,000 – 78,000)
  • Home Health Aide ($19,000 – 28,000)
  • Medical Orderly ($30,000 – 43,000)
  • Healthcare Case Management ($57,000 – 80,000)

Salaries will range based on hiring entity, location, and years of experience.

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Follow these instructions:

  1. 1Fill out the form below.
  2. 2Check your email and print out the PDF form attached in the email we sent you.
    If you don’t receive an email confirmation please contact us.
  3. 3Have your parent sign the form, then please bring the form to your school counselor and they will take it from there.

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