Reaching out to a culturally diverse population within our community
Understanding trends in nursing education and health care dynamics
Empowering student learning through the use of innovation and technology
The program course sequence begins for new students each Fall and Spring semester. Class size is limited, making entrance into the CAC Nursing Program highly competitive. Those interested in additional information or an application to the program can attend a Nursing Information Session.
APPLICATION AND ADMISSION INFORMATION
Application and Advising Process:
Attend a Nursing Information Session to obtain an application, which is held monthly (except summer).
Meet with an Advisor and develop a Master Academic Plan (MAP); signed by an Advisor. (Bring to advising meeting unofficial copies of all your transcripts.)
Send official transcripts to Central Arizona College’s registrar.
Take HESI entrance exams at a Central Arizona College’s testing center.
Meet all criteria: GPA 2.75; BIO201/202 taken within the last 5 years; Pass HESI exam, AZ LPN or LNA; Eligibility to register for ENG101 and MAT141.
Turn Application Packet In by Deadline:
Application Points Form
MAP – signed by an Advisor
HESI exam taken at Central Arizona College
LNA or LPN proof
Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended (including Central Arizona College)
Bring packet to W110 at SPC campus, or mail certified. (For Spring 2021 only, mail or email application to firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 1, 6:00 pm for Fall term
June 10, 6:00 pm for Spring term (For Spring 2021 only, deadline extended to Wednesday, June 24, 2020)
If dates above fall on Friday or weekend, the deadline date would be following Monday.
Due to the Coronavirus COVID19, Denise Dion is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting in place of face-to-face. Students who attend a ZOOM session will have an application emailed to them after the session.
Please join us Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:00 am; use link below.
Topic: Information Session – June 4th
Time: Jun 4, 2020 10:00 AM Arizona Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 829 4084 3142
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The Nursing Assistant Program is designed to prepare students to be eligible for Nursing Assistant certification (CNA) or licensing (LNA) through the Arizona State Board of Nursing and, upon examination, to practice in a health care agency as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Licensed Nursing Assistant. With a LNA, the student is eligible to apply to enter into the CAC Nursing Program.
Nurse Assisting involves the performance of routine tasks in the general care of hospital, clinic, and skilled care patients. Nursing Assistants work directly under the supervision of practical and registered nurses, assisting licensed staff in providing quality nursing care. This occupation is one of many possible steps on a career ladder in the healthcare field. Nursing Assistants are vital members of the healthcare team.
Potential employers include: hospitals, residential care facilities, and patient homes.
Classes are offered at the following locations at various times throughout the year:
Superstition Mountain Campus
Signal Peak Campus
San Tan Campus
Aravaipa Campus – One semester per academic year
Student Preview Information – required documents must be submitted before registering for CNA125:
Students must have passed MAT 082 or test out of MAT 082; and passed RDG 100 or test out of RDG 100
High School Diploma, unofficial high school transcript, or GED
PLP (proof of legal presence) – Birth Certificate, Passport, Permanent Resident Card, or Employment Authorization, etc.
Driver’s License (copy front and back) or State ID
Keep copies of all the above documents
STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A PREVIEW LETTER VIA THEIR SCHOOL EMAIL AFTER THEY HAVE REGISTERED
PREVIEW LETTER will include:
Registration information for CORE Screening (Background Check, Drug Testing); Check student email for an Invite to CORE Screening to start Background Check and Drug Test.
Please copy the results of your background and drug test from CORE screening after completed (will need the results in order to upload to mCE).
Immunizations Requirements: MMR, Varicella, TB (2-step), Tdap, HEP B, Flu Vaccine (current season); download to Magnus Health when student receives an email from Magnus
CPR (American Heart Association BLS) – must upload to Magnus Health
Proof of Health Insurance – must upload to Magnus Health
Lab and Clinical requirements (Scrubs – Hunter green top and bottoms, White shoes required); wear first day of class
Health Care Provider Signature Form (Physical); sent with Preview Letter
mCE (my Clinical Exchange) instructions included in Preview Letter (mCE is the immunizations’ upload site for clinical rotations)
Other Costs (Books, Testing, and License) associated with the CNA125 class
Nursing Assistant Advanced Placement Program (CNA125A)
(Resume required, seats are limited, Director/Coordinator approval prior to registration)
This course is specifically for qualified healthcare workers who want to earn the additional certification and gain entry into a nursing program. after completing and passing the course, a student may take the Arizona exam for nursing assistants and receive the CNA or LNA credential which is usually required when applying for nursing school. Students will also go through their entry-level nursing skills, supervised clinical experience, basic anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and medical terminology pertinent to nursing assistants in residential care facilities or hospitals.
Specific admission criteria include: Employment records will be verified.
At least one (1) year full-time employment in the direct provision of health care within five (5) years OR
successful completion of course work that includes direct patient care experiences in allied health,
medicine, or nursing in the past five (5) years.
Central Arizona College’s Nursing Program is dedicated to being the leader of nursing education in central Arizona. We offer state of the art classrooms, simulation labs, and clinical opportunities in Pinal and Maricopa counties.
The Nursing Program at Central Arizona College is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Inc.
Arizona State Board of Nursing | 1740 W. Adams Street, Suite 2000, Phoenix, AZ 85007 | www.azbn.gov | (602) 889-5150
Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN) | 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 | www.acenursing.org | (404) 975-5000
Central Arizona College program’s NCLEX-RN pass rates and Job Placement rates:
NCLEX-RN results for first-time CAC graduates test takers:
2017 – 83.33%
2018 – 92.00%
2019 – 97.22%
COMPLETION Rates for CAC Nursing Graduates:
2014 – 86%
2015 – 86%
2016 – 72%
Graduates obtaining a Job (based on Students’ Post Graduate Surveys):