Weekend 8/17/2019 Nursing Assistant Registration

Tuition $1275.00

Class Cost $1275.00 (includes $250.00 registration fee)

Payment Options
Full Payment with discount – $1200.00
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Registration Fee – $250.00 (Payment Plan Option)
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Course Description

What is a Nursing Assistant? The Nursing Assistant is a vital part of the healthcare team. As a Nursing Assistant you will work closely and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse who will assign and supervise your work. Some of your duties may include:

  • Performing basic nursing tasks related to a person’s care.  A nursing task is the nursing care or a nursing function, procedure, activity, or work that can be delegated to nursing assistants when it does not require an RN’s professional knowledge or judgment.
  • You will complete this basic care for patients and residents who cannot do so for themselves.
  • You will report your observations about a patient or resident’s physical or mental status immediately.
  • The healthcare team will create a care plan that you will follow closely in providing the correct care for a resident.
  • You will only complete the work that is in your job description and scope of practice.

(Mosby’s Nursing Assistant Textbook)

$1275 Tuition Includes: 

  • Use of Textbook, gait belt, and blood pressure cuff and lab supplies
  • Workbook
  • Uniform top
  • Stethoscope
  • TB Test by serum
  • Registered Nurse led state board skills intensive

Not Included:

  • CPR Adult Health Care Provider (approx. cost) $35-$55 (online only class will be not accepted)
  • Uniform pants (approx. cost) $15-$20
  • Watch with A Second Hand (approx. cost) $15- $35
  • Medical exam for Health and Fitness Declaration (approx. cost) $50-$75
  • Drug Test if required for clinical placement (approx. cost) $30
  • Chest X-ray if needed for TB Clearance (approx.cost) $55
  • State Board Certification Fees
    • Written- $30
    • Skills- $88

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant course at Valley Vocational Academy, you will be eligible to test through Headmaster/D&S Diversified at the school. Upon passing your boards, you may apply for your CNA certification.

Before class begins – if student withdraws within 3 business days student will receive a full refund- including the $250.00. If withdrawal occurs, more than 3 business days after enrollment, student will forfeit registration fee up to $200.00. After start of class, refund will be prorated as stated in the student handbook.

Topics Covered:

  • communication and interpersonal skills, professionalism
  • infection control
  • safety and emergency procedures
  • promoting residents’ independence
  • respecting resident rights
  • basic nursing skills:
  • bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, assisting with eating and hydration, proper feeding techniques, skin care and transfers, positioning and turning
  • mental health and social service needs:
    • how to respond to residents’ behavior and how to monitor aide’s behavior to residents’ behavior
    • awareness of developmental tasks associated with the aging process
  • care of cognitively impaired residents:
    • Techniques for addressing the unique needs and behaviors of the dementia patient
    • communicating with cognitively impaired residents
    • understanding the behavior of cognitively impaired residents
    • appropriate responses to the behavior of cognitively impaired residents
    • methods of reducing the effects of cognitive impairments
  • basic restorative services
    • training the resident in self-care
    • use of assistive devices in transferring, ambulation, eating, and dressing
    • range of motion
    • proper turning or positioning in bed and chair
    • bowel and bladder training
    • use of prosthetic and orthotic devices
  • end of life care


  • Age 16 and older
  • Proof of citizenship or legal resident status
  • Admissions test to assess English language, reading and math skills necessary to comprehend course materials and perform duties safely.
  • No active felony (ARS32-1606) in the past 3 years which not been resolved by an absolute discharge
  • Background check as required by clinical site
  • Flu vaccination as required by clinical site (certain times of the year)
  • Medical clearance from medical provider
  • Negative TB test or negative chest x-ray results no older than 6 months

Daytime Schedule

Length: 4 Weeks
Cost: $1275

1st Week: Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
2nd Week: Mon-Fri 8:00am-3:00pm
3rd Week: Mon-Wed 8:00am-3:00pm &
Fri 8:00am-12:00pm Finals

4th Week: Monday-Thursday 6:00am-4:30pm

Weekend Schedule

Length: 7 Weekends
Cost: $1275

Weekends Sat. & Sun. 7am-5pm

Weekends Sat. & Sun. 6am-6:30pm