Advanced Nursing Program

Students with health care experience or training within the last 5 years may qualify for the Advanced Placement Nursing Assistant Program at Valley Vocational Academy.
This program can save you $300 dollars off the normal tuition if you qualify. Student must first pass Admissions Exam and interview with a member of the school’s administration for final approval.

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$875.00 which includes the $250.00 Registration Fee

Included in tuition:

  • Use of Textbook
  • Workbook
  • Uniform top

Not Included:

  • Stethoscope*
  • Blood pressure cuff*
  • Gait belt*
  • TB Test*
  • CPR Provider level (no online only classes will be accepted)
  • State Board Testing Fees
  • Watch with a second hand

*The student is required to procure these items prior to their clinical experience.

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Admission Requirements

  • Show acceptable proof of 2080 hours of nursing assistant type duties and/or have successfully completed course work that included direct patient care experiences in allied health, medicine or nursing in the past 5 years.
    • Student must provide payroll stubs, W2, or other similar proof of 2080 hours of nursing assistant type duties in the preceding 5 years and/or documentation from the institution where course work was completed.
  • Provide current documentation of CPR (no online only classes will be accepted) and a TB test
  • Achieve a passing score of 75% or higher on the Valley Vocational Academy entrance exam
  • The student must not have an active felony conviction in the past 5 years (ARS 32-1606) or be charged with Unprofessional Conduct (ARS 32-1601).
  • Must be 18 years old or older
  • Background check as required by clinical site
  • Influenza vaccination if required by clinical site
  • The student must complete the VVA Health and Fitness declaration, which includes a physical examination that attests that the student is in suitable condition to take the course.
  • The student must submit a complete Voluntary Assumption of Risk- Release of Liability Form.

Upon admittance to program, student will be required to pass 2 midterm examinations, an abbreviation exam and be able to demonstrate competency with all 22 Arizona State Board testable skills. Student must also complete a comprehensive written and skills examination. Student will then complete 16 hours of clinical practicum with an RN instructor.

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Advanced Placement Program Schedule

This is a learn at your own pace program. Exams and skills performance sessions are by appointment.

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