Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)Arizona Medical Training Institute > Programs > Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA)
- Includes Use of Textbook
- Includes Stethoscope and Uniform Top
- Includes Use of Class Supplies
- Payment Options Available
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- Daytime, Evenings, or Weekends. Mesa and Tempe.
- Daytime: 4 weeks - Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
- Evening: 6 weeks - Monday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- Weekend: 8 weekends - Saturday & Sunday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Still not sure if AMTI is the school for you? AMTI consistently has the highest number of students that attend our CNA course in the entire state of Arizona and one of the highest first-time pass rates of the AZ State Board of Nursing exams.
- Students who pay all tuition before class begins, receive the pay-in full discount. For payment plans, there is a $200 finance fee. Total program cost if paid over installments is $1,700.
- All AMTI/VVA student’s receive an exclusive discounted CPR rate through Heart Savers.
- Pay tuition in full by the first day of class for a reduced rate. CNA students receive a $200 tuition reduction. Fees remain unchanged. Total program cost $1,500.
- Option 2: 2 Payments. Down payment of $850 with the balance of $850 due by the midway point of class (when 50% of total class hours have elapsed). Total program cost $1,700.
- Option 3: 3 Monthly Payments. Down payment of $650.00, followed by 3 monthly payments of $350. Tuition obligations must be satisfied in full to receive certificate. Total program cost $1,700.
- Save $200 by paying tuition in full before the 1st day of class.
- State Board Exam is $130.00 payable to HDMaster post graduation.
- Drug Screen $29-$39 estimated
- LNA application fee: $50.00
- LNA fingerprint background fee: $50.00.
Course Tuition $1,200
Administrative Fee $200
Supply Fee $50
Technology Fee $50
Total program cost due to AMTI/VVA $1,500.00
Questions about Financial Aid?
Possible Additional Costs:
- No active Felony (ARS 32-1606) in the past 3 years or Unprofessional Conduct (ARS 32-1601)
- Covers English proficiency, reading comprehension, and math. You will take this in-person after registration.
- Health care provider must verify that student is capable of fully participating in program.
- AMTI students can take their required CPR course at Heartsavers. Registered students will receive an exclusive student discount rate.
- We have partnered with Any Lab Test Now to provide drug screens to our CNA students. Here is a list of approved locations and costs. Negative drug results are due no later than the first week of class. Background checks will be run during the course.
Required to Register
Required after Registration
1. CNA/LNA Admissions Test
2. Complete the CNA Physical Form.
Download the form to take to your doctor.
3. Complete the Voluntary Assumption of Risk – Release of Liability Form.
4. Provide negative TB test results no older than 6 months from testing.
5. Provide current CPR certificate. Must be healthcare provider level, Basic Life Support (BLS)
6. CNA students must pass a background check and have a negative drug screen.
7. Provide proof of Citizenship (Arizona Driver’s License or Passport), or legal residency status.
8. Provide proof of Covid Vaccination as required by clinical sites.
The Biden-Harris Administration is requiring COVID-19 vaccination of eligible staff at health care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This includes facility employees, licensed practitioners, students, trainees, and volunteers.
To meet this requirement, you will need to submit a copy of proof of COVID-19 vaccine proving vaccination.
- Provide proof of two-dose vaccination of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Vaccine or provide proof of one dose vaccination of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.(Note: People are not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, or 2 weeks after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine) OR
- Provide a signed declination form for medical or religious reasons.
Please note that a completed declination form does not guarantee clinical placement and may result in a possible incomplete, withdrawal, or failure of the program of study.
- Complete 80 classroom hours and 40 clinical hours
- Score 80% or higher on:
- Classroom exams
- Clinical grades
- Final exam
- Pass the Arizona State Nursing Board Exam to become a CNA.
- Pay $50.00 to AZ State Board to submit an LNA Application
- Pay $50.00 to AZ State Board for the State Board of Nursing Fingerprint/Background check.
CNA/LNA Course Requirements:
Further Requirements For LNA Licensure:
- CNAs and LNAs are qualified to work in:
- skilled nursing facilities
- hospice organizations
- home health care agencies
- nursing registries.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) CNA jobs will increase by 11% (higher than the national average job growth) between 2016 and 2026.
- Specifically in Arizona, the BLS shows that the median pay is $32,730.
CNA/LNA Employment Opportunities
These positions require the candidate to be a CNA in good standing on the Registry or a Licensed Nursing Assistant, and at least 18 years old.
CNA/LNA Employment Outlook:
Daytime: 4 weeks (3 weeks in classroom, 1 week of clinicals, Final Exams), Class is Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Clinicals are typically 10-hour shifts.
Evening: 6 weeks (4 weeks in class, 1 week of clinicals, Final Exams), Class is Monday – Thursday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Clinicals are typically 10-hour shifts.
Weekend: 8 weekends (5 weekends in class, 2 weekends of clinicals, Final Exams Weekend), Class is Saturday & Sunday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM or 4:00 PM, Clinicals are typically 10-hour shifts
- Introduction to healthcare
- Basic psychology
- Basic nursing skills
- Infection control
- Job seeking skills
CNA / LNA Course Description
Whether you’re just getting started in the health care field or looking to add to your years of experience, the AMTI Certified Nursing Assistant/Licensed Nursing Assistant (CNA/LNA) course is a great place to start.
PLEASE NOTE: The CNA/LNA course is a fast-paced course, please consider that as you choose your CNA/LNA course schedule! Give us a call if you have questions and we can help find the right course schedule just for you.
Students must complete 86 hours of classroom instruction.
After the classroom portion of the course, students will complete 40 hours of clinical work. This will be in a long-term care facility.
Upon passing the school final exam, students may sit for the AZ State Board of Nursing exam. The state board exam is a both a 75-question written knowledge exam and a skill exam. By passing the state board exam students then earn the CNA designation.
The curriculum includes classroom, lab, and clinical instruction in the following areas:
Teaching methods encompass a variety of strategies including hands-on practice, discussion, instructional skill videos, computer-aided technology, as well as laboratory and clinical-based work experience.
Maricopa Community College RN Program Prerequisite:
If you are applying to an RN program at a Maricopa Community College, please be aware that all applications submitted on and after December 23, 2021, will require the completion of a Nurse Assistant (NA) course. You will need to have a current Nurse Assistant certification (CNA) or license (LNA) as a requirement for application.
Central Arizona College also requires applicants to be a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) for their Nursing program.
Completing AMTI’s CNA program and passing the State Board exam will give you the license needed to meet the RN program prerequisite.
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