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Nursing Assistant Program

A Nurse Assisting certificate (CCL) prepares students for entry-level employment. This 6-credit program combines classroom instruction with clinical laboratory and patient care experiences. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the Arizona State Board of Nursing written and practical certification examination.

The Nursing Assistant Program (NUR158) Information Packet (.pdf) includes application and admissions requirements, health documentation and essential skills and functions. 

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To enroll in the Nursing Assistant (NA) Program you must first complete the following advisement steps:
1. Become a GCC student.
2. Attend a mandatory Nurse Assisting Information session.
3. Schedule an appointment with the NA Intake Coordinator. Appointment times are only available for those who have attended a Mandatory Pre-CNA Information Session. Call the phone number you were given at the session.

*STUDENTS CANNOT SELF ENROLL IN NUR158. The Nursing department will enroll students after they have attended a mandatory information session.

Mandatory Nursing Information Sessions

GCC Main Sessions

Date Day Time Building/Room
1/5 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
1/19 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
2/2 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
2/16 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
3/1 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
3/15 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
3/29 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
4/12 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
4/26 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
5/10 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108
5/24 Tuesday 2 p.m. LS 108

GCC North Sessions

Date Day Time Building/Room
2/1 Monday 3 p.m. A 102
2/22 Monday 3 p.m. A 102
3/14 Monday 3 p.m. A 102
4/11 Monday 3 p.m. A 102
5/23 Monday 3 p.m. A 102

*Excluding holidays; students who arrive more than 15 minutes after session has started will not be allowed to attend.

Admission Requirements

  1. Application (Only available at a N.A. Information Session) - Do not do Drug Screen until you are instructed.
  2. Proof of immunity or immunizations (list will be provided at NA Information Sessions listed above; see Health &  Safety Documents Q&A.pdf)
  3. Health Declaration form filled out and signed by physician, nurse practitioner, or physician's assistant.. (Form is included in the Nursing Assistant Application).
  4. CPR card - Curent Health Care Provider CPR/BLS or CPR Pro card - click here for more information
  5. Background Check & Drug Screen - Read the list of requirements(Information will be provided at your scheduled Application Appointment)
  6. Dept. of Public Safety Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card - Application available at the Nursing Dept. Office. 
    See a list of fingerprint vendors, and offenses that preclude fingerprint clearance
    Note: It can take 8 weeks or more for DPS to process your application & issue a fingerprint clearance card.



Adjunct Faculty

Room: LS-222
Phone: (623) 845-3731
Building: Life Sciences (LS)
Phone: 623-845-3210