2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Nursing Assistant Certificate

IMPORTANT: Professional Licensure Disclosure  

The Nursing Assistant Certificate program prepares students to work as nursing assistants and prepares them to take the state competency exams leading to certification.

Credit Hours Required: 5

Note: There are special admission requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program that must be completed before receiving Dean Approval to register for the course.

Prerequisites: MAT 082 or Satisfactory score on the Mathematics Skills Assessment and Reading Proficiency or proof of successful completion of 12 college credits. 

Requirements: Complete an Allied Health Nursing Assistant application; AZ Driver's License; YC Student ID/email; DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card; Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certificate (online CPR classes not accepted); TWO, 2-step TB tests; Seasonal Flu; Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap); multiple doses of MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B Vaccinations. Must be at least 16 years old.

Call 928.771.6126 for details and visit http://www.yc.edu/alliedhealth to complete the application.


This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit YC Admission.

Program Requirements

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Nursing Assistant Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Apply basic nursing assistant skills safely.
  2. Use restorative care skills and emergency procedures safely.
  3. Utilize infection control principles and procedures.
  4. Identify and report changes in the client's condition.
  5. Describe and protect client rights.
  6. Assist and promote client independence.
  7. Apply the legal and ethical aspects of the nursing assistant role.
  8. Employ effective written and verbal communication skills.
  9. Adapt to individual client behaviors and needs.
  10. Adapt to the unique needs of the client with cognitive impairment.
  11. Describe the role of the nursing assistant as a member of the health care team.
  12. Explain basic body structure and function.
  13. Identify the signs and symptoms of common diseases.