2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Nursing Assistant Certificate

IMPORTANT: Professional Licensure Disclosure

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The Nursing Assistant Certificate program prepares students to take the state competency exams leading to certification or licensure and to work as a nursing assistant.

Credit Hours Required: 6

Note: There are special admission requirements for the Nursing Assistant Program that must be completed before receiving the Program Director's approval to register for the courses. These include criminal background, health, and drug screenings. For an application packet and detailed program information, visit http://www.yc.edu/alliedhealth.

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

Program Outcomes

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

  1. Function effectively in the role and within the scope of the nursing assistant.
  2. Perform nursing assistant skills safely to meet the needs of diverse populations.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication skills with the patients or residents and families.
  4. Apply the legal and ethical aspects of the nursing assistant role.