This nursing assistant class is one way students can find trade school jobs while still in high school.

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 JTED 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

 

Certified Nursing Assistant Program Information

COURSE OUTCOMES:

Yavapai College Nursing Course Outcomes

LOCATION:

MIJTED Campus
3021 Centerpointe East Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86301

&

Yavapai College – Prescott Campus
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Prescott, AZ 86301

LENGTH OF PROGRAM:

2 years, 360 hours

GRADE LEVEL REQUIREMENT:

Junior – Senior

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Nursing Services Application – a supplemental application that is required in addition to a complete registration packet
  • Interview
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test
  • Physical Exam

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

  • Scrub Top and Bottom (Central Campus students – the first set of scrubs are paid for by MIJTED)
  • Watch (must have second hand)
  • Stethoscope (not required)
  • Sneakers (must be in good repair, preferred color- white)

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS:

National Health Science Consortium Certificate, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA); CPR certification and First Responder First Aid certification

CREDITS:

Up to 5 High School credits over two years, up to 13 Yavapai College credits over two years.  

CLASS SCHEDULE:

There are three program offerings for Year 1 – Nursing CNA

  • Monday – Thursday
    6:45 – 9:15 am plus 1 hour a week online
  • Monday – Thursday
    1:45 – 4:15 pm plus 1 hour a week online
  • Friday Only
    8:00 – 1:00 pm plus 5 hours a week online
    Friday Only students may not earn as many credits as Monday through Thursday.

There is one program offering for Year 2 – Medical Assisting II.

  • Monday – Thursday
    1:15 – 3:45pm plus 1 hour a week online
    Note: Year 2 – Second Semester is Monday through Friday.

 

STUDENT BENEFITS:

  • 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.
  • Transferable credits to college or university.
  • Industry skills development experience and certification to take straight to workforce.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Arizona Health Occupations Students of America

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

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.

Nursing Assistant  Course Sequence

(Central Campus Program)

 

Year 1 Fall Semester

Nursing I

PHE 153 – YC Credits:2
First Aid and CPR

AHS 130 – YC Credits:3
Medical Terminology

YEAR 1 CREDIT TOTALS:
High school: 2.5
Yavapai College: 5

Year 2 Fall Semester

Nursing II 

AHS 114 – YC Credits:5
Certified Nursing Assistant

YEAR 2 CREDIT TOTALS

High school: 2.5
Yavapai College: 5

*All program credits are awarded at the end of each year.  If a student leaves a program early he or she may not be awarded credit.

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